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Fulton City meets match in star Flash QB

Fulton City meets match in star Flash QB
Fulton City found out Friday night that Lone Oak quarterback Corey Robinson was as good as his press clippings.
Robinson tossed seven more touchdown passes — giving him a whopping 59 for the season — to lead the Purple Flash to a convincing 56-12 thumping of the Bulldogs in a battle of state-ranked unbeaten teams.
The star LO signal-caller is now three TD tosses from tying the KHSAA’s all-time record for touchdown passes in a season set by Lexington Catholic’s Justin Burke in 2005.
Furthermore, Robinson’s interception total remained at a mind-boggling low of four as he had no errant throws vs. Fulton City.
On Friday against a Bulldog club that was coming off a monumental victory over perennial Class 1A state power Mayfield, the LO quarterback was the star attraction with 369 of his team’s total 387 offensive yards on 30-of-39 passing.
Meanwhile, Fulton City (7-1) was held to well-below its season average of 357 yards offensively a week removed from its feel-good upset of Mayfield.
Against the fourth-ranked 4A team in Kentucky, the ’Dawgs — also ranked No. 4 in the state but in the much-smaller single-A — were held to a season-low 124 total offensive yards with Daeron Williams rushing for a lone touchdown and just 46 yards on 15 carries.
Week 8 hero Aaron Wilson was 3-for-8 passing with two interceptions and just 57 yards. On the ground, the FC quarterback struggled to find open spots with just 37 yards on 15 carries.
The Flash (9-0) was perfect on its five first-half drives with Robinson ending each with a touchdown pass.
With 10:42 remaining in the first, Robinson connected with Jamarielle Brown for an eight-yard aerial and four minutes later Corey Hobbs was the target of choice on another eight-yard touchdown toss to put Lone Oak up 14-0.
Brown was on the receiving end of two more touchdowns thrown by Robinson with one coming with 2:22 remaining in the first from 22 yards out, and the other at the 9:19 mark of the second from 67 yards away. After the pair of scores, LO held a comfortable 28-0 advantage.
Hobbs, Lone Oak’s rarely needed running back, sandwiched Fulton City’s only score of the first half with a pair of touchdowns.
Hobbs hauled in the Purple Flash’s final score of the second from three yards away with 6:15 remaining.
Then, Williams plunged to paydirt on the final play of the first half from two yards out with the Bulldogs trailing 35-6 at intermission.
After the FC score, Robinson was back to business with a five-yard connection to Hobbs that ended across the goal line and a 13-yard TD toss to Travis Hickman with 2:25 remaining in the third quarter to give LO a 50-6 advantage.
Hickman returned one of Wilson’s interceptions 34 yards to the end zone with 1:24 remaining in the third for the final Lone Oak touchdown of the routing.
Fulton City’s Andre Glass carried in a one-yarder at the 4:37 mark of the fourth to complete the final tally of 56-12.
The Bulldogs play their regular season finale this week, hosting Reidland, before beginning their playoff run on Nov. 10 vs. visiting Fulton County.