Canyon knocks Jaguars out of playoff contention

Staff Report

Four touchdowns from running back Micah Williford Friday powered the New Braunfels Canyon Cougars to a 44-10 win over Johnson High, effectively ending the Jaguars’ inaugural varsity campaign.

Johnson (6-4, 4-3) led 3-0 early in the first quarter before Canyon (9-1, 6-1) piled on 17 unanswered points highlighted by a 63-yard touchdown run by Williford.

Johnson countered with a 52-yard touchdown pass thrown by quarterback Jesse Medina, cutting the Cougar lead to 17-10.

But Canyon rapidly sped out of the Jaguars’ reach and closed the game by scoring 27 more unanswered points.

Williford rushed for 225 yards on 16 carries and four total touchdowns and caught two passes for 43 yards. Cougar Dallas Gomez ran the ball eight times for 87 yards.

Medina went 14 of 24 for 175 yards and a touchdown with an interception. The Jaguars as a team rushed for only 80 yards in the game.

While Johnson finished with a 4-3 district record, they were surpassed by San Antonio Veterans Memorial for the final 12-5A, Division I playoff spot due to point differential.

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