TAMPA — Carrollwood Day and senior Robert Davis regained their form Friday by running over Cambridge 45-24. The Patriots rode a 236-yard, five-touchdown explosion from the healthy tailback. He had three touchdown runs of more than 60 yards, one just before the half.
"Last play of the half we were just going to kneel on it, and Robert wanted to run a play," coach Lane McLaughlin said. "I told him I'd run a handoff up the middle, see what you can do with that."
It was the highlight of the game. Davis burst through the middle, swung outside, bit off the corner then got cut off by two defenders. The first caught a stiff-arm and Davis knocked him down and rolled him over.
Lancers senior Robbie Robertson totaled 184 yards of offense with a touchdown. He also ran back an interception for a touchdown.
"He (Robertson) is the Andy Embody of Cambridge," McLaughlin said. "I'm sad he's graduating but I'm glad we don't have to play him anymore."
Robertson's pick-six made it 7-6 Patriots. At the end of the first quarter the Patriots (7-1, 5-1) led by four then started to pull away. Davis broke a 65-yarder to make it 17-6. He scored on a 20-yarder on the next drive. The Lancers (4-4, 3-4) answered when Robertson scored on an 18-yard run to close it to 24-12.
Cambridge scored two more touchdowns in the second half but was outpaced by Davis and Embody adding scores.