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Bob Putnam, Rodney Page, Kelly Parsons

Colby Robinson is on fire




When talking about Admiral Farragut football, the conversation usually starts with the ultra-effective running game, and ends with the....well, the ultra-effective running game.

Todd Macon. Cortavious Givens. Napoleon Maxwell. Few teams have as talented a three-headed attack as the Blue Jackets do.

Don't look now, but they may have grown another head in the backfield.

While Macon is still running over people (229 yards last week and well on his way to a second straight 1,000-yard season), it is quarterback Colby Robinson who might be the most pleasant surprise locally in Class 2A this season.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound senior has already thrown for more yards than he did last year, and almost doubled his touchdown production in leading Admiral Farragut to a 5-0 start.

Last week, he completed 9 of 15 passes for four touchdowns, three to favorite target Brad Hyman-Muhammad, in a critical district win over Carrollwood Day school. He was 7-for-9 for a career-high 190 yards as teh Blue Jackets avenged their only loss last season to Canterbury.

And in three Class 2A-6 district games the past three weeks, Robinson is a combined 26-for-36 for 533 yards and 10 touchdowns with zero interceptions.

With arguably the toughest part of their schedule behind them, even with an offensive line that is still developing, the Blue Jackets are in a good spot to roll to a another district title, and to enter the playoffs a more dangerous and capable team than they were in 2011.





[Last modified: Friday, November 2, 2012 12:21am]


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