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Hillsborough 40, Robinson 10

TAMPA — Despite the suspensions of five players, including their leading running back and wide receiver, Hillsborough (6-3, 6-2) bested Robinson in a renewal of a rivalry that dates back to 1959.

Junior QB Dwayne Lawson had no problem integrating new faces into the Big Red offense. He finished 17-of-27 passing for 293 yards, throwing for three scores and adding one via the rush.

Robinson (4-6, 4-4) started in Hillsborough territory twice in the first quarter but could score only once, while also fumbling at the 3-yard line. Robinson had an opportunity to tie the game in the third quarter. The Terriers defense, though, held the Knights to a field goal. It was all Lawson and company after that.

Terriers sophomore Michael Hampton made the most of his newfound playing time, catching a touchdown and also taking an interception 58 yards to paydirt.

In their final game of the season, Derrell Gwyn led the Knights with 117 yards receiving.

“With a quarterback this good, the offense is as good as (he is). (Lawson) is a national recruit. He’s the full package: he’s got a great frame, … a great work ethic,” gushed coach Earl Garcia after the victory.

Robinson 7 0 3 0 — 10

Hills. 0 14 13 13 — 40

R – Gwyn 34 pass from Autry (Camacho kick)

H – James 57 pass from Lawson (Rehl kick)

H – Lawson 2 run (Rehl kick)

R – FG 21 Camacho

H – Hampton 29 pass from Lawson (Rehl kick)

H – King 23 pass from Lawson (pass failed)

H – Hampton 58 interception return (Rehl kick)

H – King 3 run (kick failed)

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