|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.