Football preview: Robinson — Aug. 3


At a glance

Coach: Marlo Hollingshed, third season

Class: 2, District 5 (Metro)

Last season: 3-7

Key players: QB Eric Archield, So.; LB Devin Collado, Sr.; WR/DE Jeremiah Fernandez, Sr; OG Jaydon Jackson, Jr.; WR/DB Kassim Johnson, Sr.; S/WR Lakeem Johnson, Jr.; TE/DE Samaud Jones, Jr.; OG/DT Pedro Saenz III, Sr.


Aug. 26 vs. Spoto, 7:30

Sept. 2 vs. Lennard, 7:30

Sept. 9 at Strawberry Crest, 7:30

Sept. 16 at Plant, 7:30

Sept. 23 Vs. Brandon, 7:30

Sept. 30 at Tampa Catholic, 7:30

Oct. 7 at Freedom, 7:30

Oct. 14 vs. Jefferson, 7:30

Oct. 21 TBD

Oct. 28 vs. Blake, 7:30

Nov. 4 TBD 


Robinson started last season 2-3 before losing four of its final five games. Despite that second half slump, the Knights showed improvement with two losses decided by seven points or less. In the spring, Robinson cruised to a 24-0 win over Blake. That gives the Knights plenty of optimism heading into the season, especially with a favorable early season schedule. Eric Archield, a sophomore who is taking over at quarterback, is poised to have a breakout season. He will be throwing to a deep receiving corps, led by Jeremiah Fernandez, Kassim Johnson, Lakeem Johnson and Samaud Jones, among others. The offensive line will be anchored by Jaydon Jackson and Pedro Saenz. The defense is headlined by linebacker Devin Collado.