Johnson Jaguars tame Lions for historic win

Staff Report

Johnson Jaguar football didn’t have to wait long to taste success at the varsity level.

Senior Jaguar runningback Collin Wright gets twisted around by a Lion defender while landing in the end zone for a touchdown. PHOTOs BY James Niño

Nine unanswered fourth quarter points helped Johnson secure a dramatic 31-22 win over the Lockhart Lions, marking the program’s first win at the varsity level in its first ever varsity game.

Johnson (1-0) led 22-7 at halftime, but Lockhart stormed back and tallied 15 unanswered third quarter points to tie the contest at 22-22.

The Jaguars responded with a Patrick Hellen field goal to take a 25-22 lead in the fourth quarter.

After the Jaguar defense forced a turnover on downs, Johnson’s offense put the game away with a go-ahead 40 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jesse Medina to wide receiver Ryan Kelly.

Medina went 10 of 14 for 175 yards and 3 touchdowns passing, while also rushing for 113 yards and a score. Kelly finished with 5 catches for 125 yards and 2 receiving scores.

Johnson returns home Oct. 1 when it plays Crockett at 7:30 pm at Bob Shelton Stadium.

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