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McDonogh's Rudy Johnson sure knows how to rally his team.

The senior quarterback threw three touchdown passes in the final five minutes to boost the No. 2 Eagles from 19 points down to a 27-26 win over Georgetown Prep on Friday, a victory that kept them unbeaten in the MIAA A Conference.

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"I've never seen anything like it in high school football," McDonogh coach Dom Damico said. "In six minutes, Rudy threw for a couple hundred yards and three scores."

Johnson -- 6 feet 2, 210 pounds and headed for Buffalo -- finished with 335 yards and four touchdowns, but the final minutes may have been the most impressive comeback of the season.

When Dominic Bryan's 1-yard touchdown run gave Georgetown Prep a 26-7 lead with about 6:40 to go in the game, the Eagles appeared to be cooked, but Johnson didn't think so.

First, Johnson hit Justin Gross with a 4-yard pass and then he hit Gabe Macis with a 32-yarder with about 3:30 to go to pull within 26-20. Macis caught a 34-yard touchdown pass with 22 seconds left to tie the game and Sam Eby nailed the game-winning extra point.

"He's a very humble kid," Damico said, "but I'll tell you what, he's been in McDonogh since middle school and he's just very, very competitive in everything, even middle school gym classes. He plays hard and tries to compete in every little game he plays. I think if you put him in a competitive or challenging situation, he'll play hard. Just an ultra-competitive type of kid."

In addition to Johnson's heroics, Damico sited Macis (nine catches for 150 yards, two TDs) and linebacker Isaac Jorgensen for their contributions to the win.

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