Montwood Senior’s dream became a reality with just one play

9 Overtime

We first introduced you to Senior Kieran Johnson on 9 Overtime a couple of months ago, and he wanted to share a moment that will last a lifetime.

Johnson went through an open heart surgery at the age of two, and Doctors said he probably wouldn’t make it. Now, he’s considered a miracle kid as well as the most spirited student at Montwood.

“A proud moment that everyone can cherish forever, and that nobody will forget. That’s what I’m all about right here. Dedication,” Johnson shared.

It was Senior night for Montwood High School on Thursday, but also the night Johnson had a chance to play on the field and score a touchdown.

“These friends are working their butts off everyday in school. So I thought it was my turn to work my butt off and run as fast as I possibly could,” Johnson said, “Nothing can compare to this moment right here, on this damn field, where I call home and I call family.”

Johnson is known for cheering on his team and fans at the games, but all of them were cheering for him that night.

“There’s no one more deserving than Kieran and these guys have been pulling for him all year. They’ve been asking me they’ve been wanting to do it all year and I said okay we’ll get it done Senior night so to watch him get in there, score, and celebrate with his team there’s nothing better. We’re ecstatic for that kid,” Head Coach Ariel Famaligi.

Living a moment he always dreamed of, Johnson told us it wouldn’t of been possible without his friends.

“Way to get it done by my boys and myself. I can’t believe this I’m in shock man. What an emotional night it’s been for me. Thank you God for all you do, and boys… I love you,” Johnson shared.

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