"I actually returned three punts for touchdowns, but the first one was called back after one of our linebackers got penalized for roughing the punter."
Johnson's second-half heroics quickly put the game on ice for the Mustangs (2-4 overall, 2-1 in district competition).
"On the next return, I caught it, saw a wide-open hole and took it straight straight up the left hash from 38 yards. On their next series, they punted to me again and I found another hole. This one was from 47 yards.
"In the fourth quarter, I picked off a pass and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown."
The Mustangs ultimately prevailed, 38-15.
According to Johnson, some timely words from his coach helped put the junior in the right mindset to make plays that evening.
"The previous week, I got laid out on a punt return against Southside," explained Johnson, "and I was kinda nervous after that. My coach told me not to be scared - to play with no fear."
Despite losing its first three games, Jefferson now appears to be postseason-bound.
"We'll surely make the playoffs," Johnson said. "Our next two games are against Burbank and Breckenridge ( both 0-6), and then we have undefeated Kennedy after that."