Knights Find Offensive Stride In Win At King

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Photo R. Matamba

Bailey Adams, Sports Editor

A tough 1-5 start to the season for Robinson saw struggles on both sides of the football, but Friday night was the Knights’ most complete game of the season. They took a 16-3 lead into halftime before finishing strong on their way to a 39-17 victory over King.

The Knights took advantage of an early King fumble when Anfernee Alston (’17) scored from one yard out six plays later to give his team a 7-0 lead.

After King’s Bader Alhomsi booted a 33-yard field goal late in the first, the Robinson offense burned 10:28 off the clock on an 80-yard touchdown drive. The drive ended with Aivory Foster (’15) scoring on a 1-yard run. Logan Thomas (’16) kicked a 25-yard field goal at the end of the half to give the Knights a 16-3 lead.

The second half brought more of the same for the Knights as they opened the half with a 79-yard scoring drive. After the Lions clawed back to within five points early in the fourth, Logan Thomas nailed a 32-yard field goal that separated the Knights for good. Foster later scored again before Malik Tyson (’16) hit Iyan Mitchell (’16) for a 23-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 39-17.

The Knights offense finished the night with a season-high 458 total yards. Anfernee Alston ran for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries while teammate Aivory Foster rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Malik Tyson completed 7 of his 12 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown.

The Knights (2-5) will host Chamberlain (2-5) next Friday night at 7:30.