It may not be the stuff of Tim Tebow's rant to his Florida Gators teammates, but Jerry Martinez does know how to give a motivational speech.
With Golden Valley clinging to a 32-24 lead and all the momentum swung in visiting Johansen's direction on Friday night, the senior quarterback gathered his offense around in a huddle.
"Jerry told us that we'd lost to Johansen enough," fullback Ja-rel Newson said. "It wasn't going to happen again in our senior year.
"It was inspirational."
Golden Valley marched 56 yards in five plays and put the game out of reach with a Tyler Arnsberg 6-yard touchdown run.
GV held on from there for a 39-30 victory at Stadium '76.
"We knew coming in that Johansen was a fourth-quarter team, so we expected them to come back at us," Newson said. "We may have eased up a little too soon and they came back.
"We came together as a team and answered back to get the win."
Johansen (1-3) certainly made things interesting.
Guillermo Ramirez's 37-yard field goal with 5:45 to go in the third quarter gave GV (2-1) a seemingly secure 32-8 lead.
All of that changed very quickly.
After being held in check by the GV defense for the bulk of three quarters, Johansen's passing attack came to life.
Quarterback Armando Hernandez connected on touchdown passes of 60 and 62 yards with Michael Brown in just over a three-minute span.
Johansen tacked on a pair of two-point conversions and just like that it was 32-24 with a little over a quarter to play.
Martinez was sacked and fumbled the ball back to Johansen on GV's very next possession.
The Golden Valley defense responded.
Defensive back Alan Suarez broke up a Hernandez pass on fourth-and-4 from the GV 44-yard line.
With momentum back on its side, and Martinez taking charge, GV marched down the field and put the game away.
"Them getting back into the game was probably my fault," GV coach Jake Messina said. "With a big lead I usually like to go man-to-man and bring pressure.
"The difference between this team and last year's team is that last year this team caves in that game.
"This year we didn't."
Newson helped Golden Valley build a 22-8 halftime lead with a 34-yard TD reception from Martinez and a 9-yard TD run sandwiched around a 51-yard halfback pass from Arnsberg to James Sanchez.
Martinez expanded that lead on the first series of the second half with an 11-yard TD pass to Trek Fayerweather.
Martinez finished up 4 of 10 passing for 88 yards and two scores.
Newson had 105 total yards and the two TDs, and Arnsberg rushed for 95 yards on 24 carries.