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Rancho Verde’s Carlton Johnson looks to add another championship to his collection

Rancho Verde senior cornerback Carlton Johnson is ready for the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship game against St. Francis Wednesday in Moreno Valley, CA. November 29, 2017. 
(TERRY PIERSON,THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG)
Rancho Verde senior cornerback Carlton Johnson is ready for the CIF Southern Section Division 3 championship game against St. Francis Wednesday in Moreno Valley, CA. November 29, 2017. (TERRY PIERSON,THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNG)

MORENO VALLEY — In June, Carlton Johnson ran the third leg of the 1,600 relay that helped Rancho Verde’s boys track and field team win the CIF State Division I state championship.

That was a thrilling moment for Johnson. It’s one he certainly would like to experience again.

Johnson also is a standout cornerback on the football team, and his coverage skills have been vital to the Mustangs (11-2) advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division 3 final Friday at La Canada St. Francis (12-1). Johnson has intercepted four passes this season, two of those coming in the quarterfinal round and another in last week’s semifinal game.

 

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