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2A football: Robinson 42, Arcadia DeSoto County 21

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Robinson 42
Arcadia DeSoto County 21

TAMPA — Robinson opened with three unanswered first-quarter touchdowns and never gave up the lead against Arcadia DeSoto County.

Blake Rice completed his first four passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns. He connected with wide receiver Frankie Williams for all four completions. Williams didn't have another catch after the first quarter.

DeSoto's special teams missed a few opportunities. Robinson (9-2) muffed the opening kickoff and a punt. The Bulldogs recovered the muffed punt, but a penalty led to a re-kick.

DeSoto's defense ignited the offense after a fumble recovery led to the Bulldogs' first touchdown in the second quarter. J.J. Hubbard disrupted their momentum by returning the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for the answering score.

Not to be discouraged, the Bulldogs' defense rallied with a goal-line interception. But a direct snap to running back Marcus Shaw resulted in a fumble recovered by Tevin Newman, who took it in for a score before half.

Shaw rebounded to help the offense in the third quarter with a 45-yard halfback pass to set up DeSoto (6-5) at the 10 then finished the drive with his feet the following play.

Bobby Winsler, Times correspondent

2A football: Robinson 42, Arcadia DeSoto County 21 11/20/09 [Last modified: Friday, November 20, 2009 11:01pm]
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