There is getting the new season off to a good start, and then there is what Screven County’s Jeremy Johnson accomplished on Friday.
In last week’s season opener, Johnson scored five touchdowns, played defensive end and kicked a pair of extra points in the Gamecocks’ 48-0 win over Groves.
Johnson had 187 rushing yards and four scores on the ground before hauling in an 18-yard touchdown pass and a two-point conversion run for good measure.
In all, his 33 total points set a new single-game record for the school.
“I’ve never had a game that went quite like that,” said Johnson. “The offensive line kept giving me great blocks and everything just kind of came easy.”
The opening win is one of few things that have come easy for Johnson in his Screven career.
Johnson and the rest of the 26 Gamecocks seniors notched just seven wins in their first three seasons, but hope that their final year will hold better fortune.
“We’ve been through a lot,” said Johnson. “I think that all of us seniors want to help get the team turned around before we leave. (New Screven coach Ron Duncan) has done a great job. Hopefully, we’ll have more games like that first