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Flag football goes varsity

Colleges could see flag football in the future

Jack Kirk, Sports Editor

May 21, 2020

Flag football has been a high school sport for girls to enjoy for over a decade, and now they can enjoy it at the next level as well. On May 4, the NAIA, or the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, announced that flag football would be considered a varsity sport. According to ESPN, NAIA...

Update on 2020 spring sports

Julia Garcia ('20) stands at shortstop, waiting for the next batter.

Jack Kirk, Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

It was previously reported that the FHSAA had chosen to suspend spring sports due to the global pandemic that has students taking the remainder of their classes online. That ruling has been changed due to the progressing state of the nation's fight against COVID-19. After the decision by Florida governor...

Spring sports delayed

The team meets before starting warm-ups before the game

Jack Kirk, Sports Editor

April 9, 2020

With a statewide stay-at-home order in Florida, schools all over have switched to online learning. But spring sports for these schools do not have the luxury of switching to electronics. Therefore, the calendar for these teams has been altered. The sports that are being affected by this pandemic include:...

RHS flag football earned the Nike sponsor

RHS flag football earned the Nike sponsor

Lindsey Chadwick, staff writer

March 30, 2020

As many already know, Robinson flag football got sponsored by Nike this year. I have heard many people say “how come flag football gets all this stuff for free” or “I wish we got all that stuff”. Nike may have sponsored and given Robinson flag football Nike clothing and gear at no monetary cost...

Preview: Flag football faces Alonso preseason game

The Robinson flag football team has become known for their hard work and title as champions.

Anna Woodward, Online Managing Editor

February 28, 2020

Robinson’s flag football team is known for their unwavering performance as state champions. This weekend, the Knights will be debuting this season for a series of preseason games through what is the largest girls flag football tournament in the country, hosted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. These...

Knights defeat panthers 27-6

Receiver Emily Kemp ('20) attempts to make an interception

Morgan Brazier, Managing Editor

March 28, 2019

Robinsons flag football team played their longtime rival Plant High School on Wednesday night, winning by 21 points with a final score of 27-6. This is the varsity teams 16th consecutive win against Plant and the J.V. teams seventh with a score of 25-0. The Knights started off slow, not scoring a...

Flag football gears up for 2019 season

The coaches huddle with the starting offense during a timeout.

Jack Kirk, Staff Writer

March 1, 2019

The Robinson flag football program is preparing for another season, with a slew of familiar faces along with the biggest class of freshmen yet. The team has a legacy of success to uphold, as the varsity team has won four state titles in the past five years under Head Coach Joshua Saunders. Meanwhile,...

Knights to play in Buccaneer’s flag tournament

Alanna Felton, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2019

This weekend, the Robinson flag football team will compete against states from around the state of Florida in the Tampa Bay Buccaneer's Preseason Classic tournament at One Buc Place. "There's really nice practice fields and facilities that high athletes usually don't have access to," team captain...

Joshua Saunders: more than just a coach

Saunders coaches his flag football team

Amelia Foster, A&E editor

January 21, 2019

Joshua Saunders is a man of many titles; around Robinson, some may know him as their IB math teacher, but most people know him as the head coach of Robinson's most successful sports program: the flag football team. Along with holding five high school flag football state titles, Saunders is also head coach...

“Robinson flag means family”

Nicole Perdigon and Morgan Brazier

May 21, 2018

Robinson's Flag Football team wins third consecutive State Title thanks to the bond between players.

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