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