Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Football: Sickles 35, Robinson 14

TAMPA — Robinson was prepared to take on Sickles running back Ray Ray McCloud in the teams' season-opening contest Friday.

What the Knights couldn't solve was Sickles quarterback Issac Holder, who threw for a touchdown and ran for three more as Sickles outlasted the weather, and Robinson, 35-14.

The teams waited through an hour-plus lightning delay with six and a half minutes left in the game.

"We have some good athletes on this team," said Sickles coach Brian Turner. "We were able to spread the ball around. Ray Ray is a great athlete and Issac is a difference-maker for us."

Sickles dominated time of possession in the first quarter though it had little to show for it. The Knights and Gryphons exchanged scores in the opening quarter, Robinson scoring on a 65-yard pass from Travis Forehand to Jahrvis Davenport. Sickles got on the board late in the quarter on a 27-yard, fourth-down scramble by Holder.

The Gryphons took the lead moments into the second quarter when Holder hooked up with Chett Levay on a 34-yard scoring pass. Robinson, meanwhile, struggled to put together any solid drives for the rest of the half, twice turning over the ball on drives and ending another one with three straight sacks.

Miscues continued to plague Robinson in the second half. Then McCloud got involved.

A bad snap on a punt attempt, followed by a turnover deep in the Knights territory led to another Holder touchdown run for Sickles. A Robinson fumble minutes later led to another Gryphons score, this time a 3-yard run from McCloud.

Sickles ran out the clock after the rain delay.

McCloud finished with 170 yards rushing while Holder ran for 93 and passed for 57 yards.

Football: Sickles 35, Robinson 14 08/31/13 [Last modified: Saturday, August 31, 2013 12:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Harmeling first woman to receive lifetime honor at Sneaker Soiree in Tampa

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — For the last quarter-century, she has combined passion and meticulousness to keep the Gasparilla Distance Classic humming and evolving. Indefatigable and detailed, Susan Harmeling braces for every race-weekend contingency.

    Susan Harmeling gives a speech after accepting an award  during the annual Sneaker Soiree, at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, Thursday, June 22, 2017.
  2. Rowdies shut out at Pittsburgh

    Soccer

    PITTSBURGH — The Rowdies lost their first USL game in nearly a month, 1-0 to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

  3. LSU's Paul Mainieri defends FSU's Mike Martin; Gators play Friday

    College

    OMAHA, Neb. — LSU coach Paul Mainieri says whether Florida State's Mike Martin ever wins a national championship should have no bearing on how his long career in college baseball is judged.

    MADE IT: Josh Watson beats the tag of Louisville catcher Colby Fitch during TCU’s 4-3 win in the College World Series.
  4. Lightning fans, don't get attached to your first-round draft picks

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announces his first-round pick tonight in the amateur draft at No. 14, he'll invite the prospect onto the stage for the once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) eludes  Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period of Wednesday???‚??„?s (12/28/16) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.