Greg Johnson has been one of the foundation pieces that has helped build the Los Angeles (Calif.) Augustus Hawkins program into one of the top teams in the L.A. City Section. While receivers Joseph Lewis and Jalen Hall are higher rated prospects and the defense is full of young athletes brimming with talent, the senior athlete has been the heart of the Hawks on both sides of the ball.
The 5-foot-10, 180-pound four-star prospect showed that one final time during the regular season Friday night as Hawkins routed Los Angeles (Calif.) Manuel Arts, 56-0, on Senior Night. Johnson intercepted a pass and returned it 22-yards into the red zone to set up a touchdown pass to Hall.
“Greg got out here and did his thing and everybody else,” Hall said of his senior teammates. “You know it was their night to shine and most of them did.”
Though Hawkins was featuring ofter players heavily in the first half, Johnson also produced a handful of big plays on the offensive side. In the second half, the Arizona commit forced multiple missed tackles on his way to a 49-yard run only to have it called back by a holding call on the weak side of the play. Not to be deterred, Johnson soon busted off a 64-yard run bouncing an off tackle run outside and down the right sideline where only a Manuel Arts’ horse collar tackle could stop him.
He later ran through multiple tackle attempts with a ferocious 17-yard touchdown that effectively ended his night as he spent the final quarter and a half smiling on the sideline while some of his fellow seniors got opportunities to shine.
“It was a good feeling. I'm happy to perform in front of the home fans,” Johnson said. “We just got the W today, so it felt good. It felt good playing my last regular season home game, so it was cool.”
Watch all of those isolation highlights of Greg Johnson, above, against Manuel Arts.
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