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Sat. October 3, 2009 | Eduardo A. Encina

As Robinson ran its record to 4-0 and established itself as one of the county’s top teams with Friday’s 50-10 dismantling of Jesuit, you can't help but notice how important Knights junior Frankie Williams’ three return scores have been to the Robinson’s revival.

It’s remarkable enough that Williams has three kick/punt returns for touchdowns, but what makes it even more spectacular is Williams’ timing. His scores have come in pivotal moments.

We take a look back:

Week 3: After King scores a second-quarter touchdown to make the score 7-6, Williams returns the ensuing kickoff 80 yards to give Robinson a 14-6 lead. The Knights win in overtime, 30-24.

Week 4: With concerns that the Knights hadn’t developed a killer instinct, they go into the locker room against Middleton with a 33-0 halftime lead. Williams then returns the second-half kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown, putting the dagger in the Tigers.

Week 5: Jesuit takes a 10-0 second-quarter lead. Robinson answers with touchdown, then Williams takes a punt back 61 yards for a touchdown and the lead as part of 50 unanswered points in a 50-10 win.

 

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