H.S. FOOTBALL: Blairsville 41, Saltsburg 0
BLAIRSVILLE — Deion Robinson amassed a career-high 195 yards and scored four touchdowns to power Blairsville to a win over Saltsburg in a Heritage Conference football game at Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
Robinson ran four times for 33 yards on the Bobcats’ first possession to set up their first touchdown of the game. On a third-and-2, Cameron Livingston took an inside handoff and broke loose in the Trojans’ secondary. Livingston then used a sharp cut to floor would-be tackler Lucas Mowery, running untouched for a 23-yard touchdown to put Blairsville ahead 7-0 just 3 minutes, 24 seconds into the game.
Then, on their last drive of the first quarter, the Bobcats marched 54 yards on seven plays to score another touchdown. This time, Robinson capped the drive by scoring on a 12-yard touchdown run with 11:55 to go in the first half to give Blairsville a 14-0 lead.
Fresh off a three-week injury hiatus, Blairsville defensive back Colton McMillan intercepted a Frankie Plowman pass and returned it 52 yards to the Trojans’ 9-yard line on the sixth play of Saltsburg’s ensuing possession.
Two plays later, quarterback Scott Thompson, who also just returned from an injury after missing three weeks, scored from 2 yards to give the Bobcats a 21-0 lead with 7:48 to go in the first half.
A 42-yard run from Thompson, a 16-yard gallop from Robinson and a 9-yard trot from Livingston put the Bobcats in prime position to quickly stretch their lead on their first drive of the second half.
Robinson took a toss around right end, broke a tackle and then scored from 14 yards to make it a 27-0 game with 2:28 to play in the third quarter.
Robinson toed the right sideline and scored a 47-yard touchdown on the fourth play of Blairsville’s next drive to balloon the Bobcats’ lead to 34-0.
The junior speedster then scored his fourth touchdown on the second play of the Bobcats’ next possession, zooming into the end zone from 24 yards to stretch Blairsville’s lead to 41-0 with 9:49 to go in the game.
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