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.