TAMPA — Robinson provided its home crowd with an impressive display of speed and strength against Seminole on Friday, cruising past the Warhawks 42-0.
Special teams played an important part in the Knights' early success as they began their first three drives in Warhawks territory. Kick returner Carlos Duclos put on a show that included a 74-yard punt return for a touchdown but was helped off the field in the third quarter with a knee injury.
"That's a devastating loss for us," coach Mike DePue said. "We're not sure how bad it is at this point."
Defensively, the Knights dominated as every Warhawk possession of the game ended in a punt.
DePue wasn't thrilled by the victory, given that it cost him Duclos and that Robinson opens against defending state champion Jefferson.
"We were missing a few of our starters tonight but I was happy with the fact that our kids played hard," he said. "We've got a lot of work to do if we want to be a winning football team. We have to see where we're at during the week and then we face a state champion."
David Rice, Times correspondent