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High school football: Wayne's Louden Johnson is Oklahoman's Player of the Week

Johnson accounts for four touchdowns as Bulldogs beat Minco, the only team to beat the 2011 state champs
by Ryan Aber Published: September 10, 2012
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photo - Wayne's Louden Johnson dives forward as Woodland's Tracey Wilson tackles him during the Class A state championship high school football game at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Wayne's Louden Johnson dives forward as Woodland's Tracey Wilson tackles him during the Class A state championship high school football game at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

WAYNE — Wayne's Louden Johnson shrugs off the game he put together last week in a 46-12 football win over Minco.

“I kind of got lucky last week,” Johnson said. “It's more of a team thing. The ball's just came my way, and this is really one of the best lines we've had in awhile. They're really, really getting after it.”

Luck played a part — especially on his two defensive touchdowns — but the junior still put together a memorable performance. Johnson scored on interception and fumble returns on defense; he ran for a pair of touchdowns on offense despite having his carries reduced dramatically due to an injury that necessitated a temporary position switch.

Johnson earned The Oklahoman's Player of the Week honors for his performance, which also included a two-point conversion run.

“Those two defensive touchdowns really set the tone,” Bulldogs coach Brandon Sharp said. “He didn't have to carry the ball very much, but he ran the ball really hard when he did.”

It took Johnson just two plays to find the end zone.

On Minco's first drive, cornerback Ryan Welch deflected the ball into the air on a pass, and Johnson took it 30 yards for a score.

“As soon as he swatted it, I caught it in stride and just kept going,” Johnson said.

Then, with Wayne leading 20-0 late in the first quarter, Minco was threatening.

A Nathan Bruehl hit on a Minco ball carrier popped the ball free, and Johnson was once again in the right place at the right time.

He returned the fumble 93 yards for a touchdown to put the defending Class A champions up 27-0.

“We really didn't have to look back from there,” Sharp said.

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by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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