Last season Salpointe went on the road and laid a thumping on Dobson 56-7 in a game in which Bijan Robinson rushed for 301 yards with four touchdowns on just 12 rushes.
This time Dobson had to go on the road to Salpointe with revenge on their mind. However, things didn’t change in the slightest for Dobson. The very first touch of the game Robinson went 43 yards untouched to the end zone deflating the Dobson sideline right from the start.
Things got out of hand quick after Salpointe QB Jackson Bolin converted a turnover into a quick seven-point lead rushing in for a touchdown early in the game. This started an offensive onslaught for Salpointe breaking the game wide open making it 35-0 at the end of the first quarter.
By the end of the first half, the score was 49-0 Salpointe with Robinson racking up four touchdowns before half.
His night wasn’t done though. Robinson took the second half kickoff 93 yards to the end zone to score his fifth touchdown of the game adding to what already was an impressive night for the star running back. With the score of 52-0 Salpointe coach Dennis Bene decided to take out his star ending his night with eight touches for 111 yards with five touchdowns, including the kickoff return.
Finally, late in the third quarter Dobson was able to put some points of their own scoring a TD to gain some confidence headed into their next game versus Maryvale.
With the win, Salpointe opens Bene’s final season with a strong showing. The legendary coach had this to say about what it has meant to coach at one place for so long (19 years).
After the game, Robinson talked about the 43-yard run and what it is like to run behind his offensive line.
Next week, Salpointe will be on the road at Desert Edge, a team that gave it all it could handle last season coming up short 28-21. It wasn’t one of Robinson’s better games last year. He struggled throughout the game. If you have the chance to go to Goodyear, you will be in for a treat as it should be a game that comes down to the wire.