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Salpointe RB Bijan Robinson named APS Digital/Tucson Conquistadores Player of the Week

Bijan Robinson was the Ed Doherty Award winner for 2018, given to the best player in Arizona. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Salpointe senior Bijan Robinson rushed for 430 yards on 13 carries in a 68-34 win at Desert Edge on Friday. Robinson finished with six touchdowns and he also returned a kick for 40 yards.

Robinson and Salpointe will receive a banner from APS Digital Print at practice this week. Robinson will appear on the weekly Wings over Broadway Preview Show later in the season.

APS Digital Print and the Tucson Conquistadores have agreed to recognize the Football Player of the Week and the awards will culminate with the official Frog and Firkin Southern Arizona All-Star lists in December.

Robinson has 5,342 career rushing yards with seven regular season games remaining. The 4A-6A career rushing record is 5,878, set in 2002 by Marcus Thomas of Tolleson. The AIA record of 7,544 was set by Casey Jahn of Northwest Christian in 2011. NW Christian competes at the 2A level.

Jahn also has the AIA record for career TDs at 112 while former Saguaro standout Christian Kirk finished with 103 to set the 4A-6A record. Robinson has 83 TDs to this point.

Salpointe (2-0) has a bye week and will host Cactus (2-0) on Sept. 20. The initial AIA/MaxPreps Rankings will be released Oct. 1.


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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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