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Football preview: Robinson


Published:   |   Updated: August 28, 2013 at 01:10 AM

Sturdy Guyton leads Knights defense

Senior Jordan Guyton is the anchor to a solid linebacking corps. Guyton, who in 2012 led the Knights in tackles with 99, is an International Baccalaureate student who leads by example, which starts with his brains and ends with an all-out effort on every play.

Guyton also appears to have a healthy perspective on the state of the Knights.

“I have learned what it takes to win and I believe this team this year can win,” Guyton said. “Our goal is win every game and go for a state championship.”

Beside Guyton, who plays the middle, is Javaughn Johnson, who last year had seven touchdowns on either fumble recoveries or interceptions.

SUPPLY

Defensive back

This arguably is Robinson’s strongest area with Robert Priester and Terrance Baldwin at the corners and Brandon Peters at safety. All three are quick and fast and have great chances of playing in college. Michael Duclos, who will be featured at running back, also serves as a fine defender.

Running back

Yes, the Knights lost leading rusher Martin Ruiz (177 carries, 1,284 yards in 2012) to graduation, but they return Duclos, Aivory Foster and Guyton, the latter of whom will serve more as a fullback. Both Declos and Foster are powerful and quick and are capable of making something out of nothing.

Wide receiver

Jahrivs Davenport and Darrell Gwyn head up this group, which is long and athletic. Davenport is tough underneath and can stretch the field if needed. Davenport averaged almost 20 yards a catch in 2012.

DEMAND

Quarterback

Gone is Zain Gilmore, who threw for 1,422 yards last season and rushed for another 912. Stepping in is Travis Forehand or Darius Autry. At 6-foot-5, Forehand is more of a pocket passer, while Autry is more the quick scrambler.

Defensive line

The hope is that Keldrick Preston or converted basketball player Mike Cholas will add some heat to opposing offensive linemen.

District title

Robinson says it is not backing away from anybody, despite getting a new coach and losing 26 to graduation. “We expect our team to continue the tradition of winning at Robinson,” coach Shawn Taylor said. “That’s the bottom line.”

Schedule

Aug. 30: Sickles

Sept. 6: at Plant

Sept. 12: Jefferson

Sept. 20: at Armwood

Sept. 27: Leto

Oct. 4: at Lennard

Oct. 11: King

Oct. 18: at Chamberlain

Oct. 25: Blake

Nov. 1: at Hillsborough

Roster

No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.

4 Robert Prister WR/DB 6-0 165 Sr.

5 Alex Jennings WR/DB 6-0 170 Sr.

7 Derrell Gwyn WR/DB 6-1 175 Sr.

8 Darius Autry QB/DB 6-0 175 Jr.

9 Jahrvis Davenport WR 5-10 176 Jr.

10 Michael Duclos RB/LB 5-8 205 Jr.

13 Travis Forehand QB/DE 6-5 210 Jr.

15 Terrance Baldwin DB 5-10 175 Sr.

16 Thomas Tyson WR 6-2 175 Jr.

17 Diego Ortega WR/DB 5-8 165 Jr.

18 Jerson Camacho K/P 6-1 160 Jr.

19 Rodney Exume TE 6-3 180 Sr.

20 Willie Johnson LB/RB 6-1 185 Jr.

21 Tre’von Hosley DB 6-0 150 Sr.

22 Dakarai Reynolds DB/RB 5-7 170 Jr.

23 Iyan Mitchell WR 5-7 155 So.

24 Darius Williams DB 5-10 172 Jr.

25 Jared Kraemer WR 5-10 145 Sr.

27 Brandon Peters DB 5-10 165 Sr.

28 Aivory Foster RB 5-9 171 Jr.

33 Javaughn Johnson LB/RB 6-2 176 Sr.

34 Tyshon Lewis LB 5-7 191 Jr.

40 Giovannie Velez-Rivera LB/DE 6-1 190 Jr.

42 Devon Bridges LB 6-1 226 Sr.

45 Damon Willis LB 5-9 175 Jr.

47 Jordon Guyton LB/FB 5-11 205 Sr.

50 Andrew Neal OL/DL 6-0 250 Sr.

51 Michael Cholas LB/DE 6-3 221 Sr.

52 Brian Carlisle OL 6-0 293 Jr.

53 John Glass OL 5-10 215 Jr.

54 David Glass OL 6-0 195 So.

55 Kendonte Nichols OL/DL 5-11 215 Sr.

56 Anthony Burns DL 6-1 264 Sr.

57 Alex Herring LB 6-1 178 Jr.

58 Donovan Clark DL 5-9 211 Sr.

72 Chris David DL 6-1 320 Sr.

73 Jesse Braddock OL/DL 6-3 215 Sr.

74 De’Andre Moore OL/DL 6-3 245 Jr.

75 Ross Peeler OL 5-11 250 Jr.

77 David Mills OL 6-5 250 Sr.

80 Fr.ank Pomrink TE/DE 6-4 205 Sr.

99 Keldric Preston DL 6-4 225 So.

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