Before Calabasas (Calif.) wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr. and quarterback Tristan Gebbia both head to the University of Nebraska, they still have to show what they can do within their home state.
And no, Calabraska is not its own state. At least not yet.
Gebbia had a big night Friday in helping Calabasas polish off its first unbeaten regular season (10-0), going 22-for-34 for 367 yards and four TDs while also rushing for 60 yards and a TD.
For Gebbia’s last touchdown throw in the 42-35 win over Moorpark (Calif.), he can thank his current Coyotes and future Cornhuskers teammate for making the six points happen. After taking Gebbia’s toss to the left, Johnson first skips right to avoid a defender. He then has a defender on his back starting at the 12 yard line, and no less than three other Moorpark players surrounding him.
No matter, though. Johnson fights through tackles and avoids others to earn the fourth-quarter insurance touchdown the Coyotes would end up needing. He finished with five catches and 123 yards and that 23-yard score.
There is, of course, a pretty simple reason Johnson didn’t go down – he was following orders.
Calabasas five-star recruit Darnay Holmes also had a big night, hauling in seven catches for 129 yards and two scores to go with a fumble return for a TD as the Coyotes wrapped up the Camino League title.