Joe T. Robinson rolled from the beginning.
Led by senior quarterback Jack Cleveland, the Senators scored on each first-half possession to take management and draw back for a 62-14 victory over the Nashville Scrappers in 4A-7 Convention play at Charlie George Stadium in Little Rock on Friday evening.
“We’re persevering with to get higher,” Robinson Coach Todd Eskola mentioned. “We obtained higher from final week. We nonetheless missed issues, however I truthfully do not actually care who we play. It is about us making an attempt to get higher every week.”
Cleveland accomplished 10 of 15 passes, all within the first half, for 262 yards and 5 touchdowns.
On the second play from scrimmage, Cleveland discovered junior receiver Brandon Griel with a deep go for a 54-yard landing to provide Robinson (5-1, 3-0) a 7-0 lead.
“Robinson could be very proficient yearly,” Nashville Coach Mike Volvarich mentioned. “They’ve loads of dimension and loads of pace. They’ve a very good ball crew.”
Senior working again Daryl Searcy scored on a 45-yard display screen go to provide Robinson a 14-0 lead with 5:14 left within the first quarter.
Searcy’s rating was arrange when junior linebacker Julian Campos stopped Nashville sophomore working again Tre Hopkins for a 2-yard loss on 4th-and-1.
“Our first crew shut them out within the first half,” Eskola mentioned. “Our protection retains getting higher every week. Once more, that is the mindset of our program.”
Searcy led Robinson’s rushers with 97 yards on eight carries.
Hopkins led Nashville (2-4, 0-3) with 151 yards on 22 carries.
Robinson’s subsequent kickoff was muffed and recovered by junior Dylan Hunt on the Nashville 25. Two performs later, Cleveland’s 25-yard landing go to G’Kyson Wright gave Robinson a 21-0 lead.
The following rating got here on a 32-yard go from Cleveland to junior receiver Chase Nichols, and Robinson’s lead was 28-0 with 1:47 left within the first quarter.
A 6-yard landing run by junior working again Noah Freeman gave Robinson a 35-0 lead with 9:25 left within the second quarter.
Wright changed Cleveland halfway by way of the second quarter, and his 21-yard landing go to junior receiver Jamarcus Brown put Robinson’s lead at 42-0.
Cleveland returned for Robinson’s last first-half possession, and he handed for a 6-yard landing go to junior receiver Kayden Blalock with one second left to provide Robinson a 49-0 lead.
The brief aspect of such a rating is inconsistent with Nashville’s soccer renown, put in place by seven state championships, together with 5 since 1996. Volarvich led the latest in 2015.
“You take a look at Nashville, and we’re a crew that is been within the quarterfinals the final three seasons,” Volvarich mentioned. “There are solely two different groups within the state that may say that, however we have simply fallen on some robust occasions proper now.”
Second-half landing runs of 28 and 35 yards by Robinson sophomore working again Jaylen Knowlton and two landing runs by Hopkins accomplished the scoring.
Eskola mentioned he is aware of Nashville will return to its nights of glory.
“Nashville will bounce again,” Eskola mentioned. “There’s an excessive amount of custom, and it means an excessive amount of to the city. Each program goes by way of years the place the ball would not bounce their approach, and proper now it hasn’t for them, however [Volvarich] has an incredible employees, and he is an incredible coach, they usually’ll be again.”