Edgard’s Johnson makes impact for South at Senior Bowl

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 29, 2009

MOBILE, ALA. — Edgard native Quinn Johnson proved to be a multi-purpose threat in Saturday’s Under Armour Senior Bowl, helping to guide the South to its second straight win over the North, 35-18, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

Johnson, a former player at West St. John and LSU Tiger, started at fullback and delivered results. He ran for a touchdown on his only carry, caught three passes for 37 yards out the backfield, and delivered a number of key blocks that sprung runners for big gains.

Two of Johnson’s receptions keyed the South’s first scoring drive.

West St. John faithful may have noticed a standout from the North team as well. Former Ohio State wide receiver Brian Robiskie, son of Edgard resident and former Ram great Terry Robiskie, was named the Most Outstanding Player on the North team. He caught four passes for 47 yards.

The South scored on their second possession after a 16 play, 80-yard drive that was capped off by a four-yard touchdown run by former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson.

Louie Sakoda’s 38 yard field goal in the second quarter cut the South’s lead to four, but a pair of one yard touchdown runs by Johnson and Andre Brown put the South up 21-3.

Jeremiah Johnson’s four-yard touchdown catch from Nathan Brown gave the North new life at the end of the half, as they trailed 21-10 going into the break.

The South answered midway through the third quarter when White threw a perfect pass to former Ole Miss wide receiver Mike Wallace in the end zone to give the home team a 28-10 lead. The North added another touchdown, but got no closer than 10.