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Robinson wins playoff opener

— Erin Dorsey threw four touchdown passes in the first half, leading Robinson High to a 32-0 victory Saturday against Bloomingdale in a first-round state play-in flag football game.

Robinson (15-0) produced all of its points before the intermission, with touchdowns on five of six possessions.

“You can’t ask for anything better than that,” said Knights coach Josh Saunders, who substituted liberally in the rain-drenched second half.

The usually stout defense for Bloomingdale (10-2), which came in with nine shutouts, found trouble from the outset. A turnover set up the Knights 19 yards from the end zone.

Dorsey quickly went to work, connecting with Amanda Chromiak and later Caroline King, Hayden Jennewein and Megan Bohan on short touchdown passes. Chromiak also scored on a 7-yard run for Robinson, ranked second in the state with an average margin of victory of 38 points.

“We’ve got to play loose. If you don’t go out there and just try to have fun, we’re going to get our teeth kicked in,” Bloomingdale coach Michael Lankford said he emphasized. “I think from the first play, everything we said for the past three days went out the window.”

Robinson will seek its third consecutive trip to the state quarterfinals Tuesday when it plays the winner of Northeast-Osceola.

Bob Bellone


— Armwood took the early lead and then held on to defeat perennial state power Dr. Phillips, 12-7. Armwood led 12-0 before Dr. Phillips scored. However, the Hawks were able to hold on and will now face the winner of Harmony-Orlando University on Tuesday.

Weather wrecks softball plans

The weather continued to cause problems for the state softball tournament. Chamberlain’s Class 6A-Region 3 final at home against North Fort Myers was postponed Saturday for a second consecutive day. It will be played today at 4 p.m.

Meanwhile Bloomingdale still doesn’t know its opponent for its Class 8A-Region 2 final as Winter Park and Vero Beach will play today in the region semifinals. The winner will host Bloomingdale on Monday at 4 p.m.

Two other local teams will play Monday in the region finals. Carrollwood Day will host Belle Isle Cornerstone Charter in 3A-2 and Durant will travel to Harmony in 7A-2.

Tribune staff

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