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Sat. August 23, 2014 | Chuck Frye

SEMINOLE — After Osceola took a third-quarter lead on Bronson Lynch’s 20-yard run, then stuffed Robinson 5 yards short of paydirt early in the fourth, coach George Palmer decided to go to his bench. Counterpart Shawn Taylor stuck with his starters and two touchdowns within a four-minute span of the final frame led to a deceptive final score.

Drive of the game: Robinson rambled behind senior Aivory Foster (99 rushing yards) and Dakarai Reynolds (49) to set up sophomore Anfernee Alston (44 yards) for an excellent, second-effort 7-yard struggle for the winning score.

Stars of the game: Co-captain Jahrvis Davenport was a triple threat with a rushing touchdown, two stellar leaping catches as part of a six-catch, 66-yard outing, and 73 yards in punt returns that led to two touchdowns. ...Quarterback Malik Tyson hit on 12 of 22 passes for 160 yards and two TDs.

Stats of the game: On the night, Robinson bulled to a 390-yard offensive onslaught in the opener, but Osceola forced three turnovers to stay close.

Final word: “Malik and I have been friends since elementary school. He lives around the corner from me, our families are best friends, his brother and I are in the same grade, we see each other every day.” — Davenport on his synergy with QB Tyson.

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