Robinson's Dakarai Reynolds (22) and Jahrvis Davenport (9) celebrate Davenport's touchdown Friday at Robinson. ANDY JONES/STAFF
BY BART O’CONNELL Tribune correspondent
Published: August 24, 2013
Updated: August 24, 2013 at 01:00 AM
TAMPA — One preseason game into his tenure as Robinson coach, Shawn Taylor already has a tough decision to make.
The Knights routed 2012 Class 6A playoff team Osceola 51-6 at Jack Peters Field, doing it while rotating two quarterbacks — Darius Autry and Travis Forehand. They both looked impressive, combining to throw for 177 yards and three touchdowns.
“(This morning) we’ll decide,” Taylor said. “We don’t like the rotation thing but neither one had jumped out front (in practice). We’re going to look at the film and put the best guy in there.”
Autry, also the team’s top receiver, was 7-for-10 for 125 yards and two TDs. Forehand completed his first two passes for 52 yards and a score. Aivory Foster had a rushing and receiving TD.
Robinson wore down Osceola, forcing two second-half fumbles that were returned for touchdowns (26 yards by Damon Willis and 36 yards by Tre’von Hosley). The Warriors ran 50 times for 171 yards, and their lone score came on a 3-yard run by Jamil Morris.
“We’re trying to get physical like them,” said Osceola coach George Palmer.