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York Catholic's Luke Johnson had a bittersweet time during Thursday's YAIAA boys lacrosse tournament semifinals.

The senior had the disappointment of his high school career coming to a close when Red Lion knocked off the Irish, 9-5.

But, Johnson had the joy of playing what York Catholic coach Jarrett DeMent, described as "the best game of his high school career" in the loss to the Lions.

Johnson not only scored four of the Irish five goals, but scooped up nearly every loose ground ball he got near. He was a major reason why York Catholic trailed heavily favored Red Lion by only one goal midway through the fourth quarter.

"I didn't create my opportunities, I was able to take advantage of what my teammates gave me," Johnson said. "We played with a lot of intensity and heart. That is all I can ask from my guys."

Lions coach Brett Raver noticed Johnson as well, saying, "He had an incredible game."

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