Robinson runs OHS to first victory


Tara Vogler

Quarterback Carvon Robinson (12) runs past the Fox defense in the fourth quarter. Robinson had 111 rushing yards in 16 attempts.

Quarterback Carvon Robinson (12) is known for his athleticism and ability to run the ball. In the varsity football game against Fox, however, his arm kept the Tigers in the game.

When it mattered, his legs won the game.

Robinson ran for a 20-yard touchdown to lead the Tigers to a 21-14 victory over Fox on Sept. 13 at home. It was their first win of the season.

“We found a way to win this time,” head coach Arlee Conners said. “When we play the game of football, it’s not just for a quarter or a half–it’s for a full four quarters. We played hard for four quarters, and it paid off for us.”

In his second full game as quarterback, Robinson passed for 215 yards on 20 attempts, throwing two touchdown passes to Arsante’ Conners (12) and Kobe Allen (11) in the first half.

“He’s going to continue to get better. The sky’s the limit for that guy,” Conners said about Robinson. “He made some good strides today, and we think he’s getting a better feel for what’s going on out there.”

Fox tied the score at 14 in the third quarter, where the score remained until late in the fourth quarter. Robinson drove the ball from Oakville’s own 35-yard line with passes to Allen, Brad Krueger (12), and Josh Kuntze (11). Robinson ran two of the last three plays, scoring the touchdown to give OHS the lead with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter.

“We knew we had to score to win the game,” Robinson said. “We had to dig deeper and get it in the end zone.”

At the end of the game, Robinson did a double somersault and front handspring to celebrate the win. Robinson plans to do it again after the next win.

“I’ve been doing it since I was about seven [years old],” Robinson said.

The Tigers are now 1-3 and play next on Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at Northwest Cedar Hill.