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ISSUE 1: Knights’ Charge Through Another Football Season

The Robinson Varsity Football team started their season with a fresh field and coaching staff, ready to kick off a new chapter in the team’s legacy.
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The Knights charge the field before facing off against the Plant Panthers.

The Robinson Knights Varsity Football team has had many successes and challenges this season.

For their official season opener, the Knights traveled to face off against the Spoto Spartans. With the Spartans only making it into the end-zone once, the final score was 32-7 in favor of the Knights. The game brought the Knights’ record to 1-0, thus starting the season off on a high note.

The following week, the Knights had another away game. This time, they visited the Lennard Longhorns. As the first quarter progressed, each team met the other point for point, while the ball was run back and forth between endzones. The score at halftime came to 14-14. Despite this, Robinson lost steam in the second half and Lennard went home with the win. The final score came out to 14-28.

On their home turf long at last, the Knights charged the Strawberry Crest Mustangs as their next opponent. On the shiny new field and a screaming student section, the Knights felt a sense of rejuvenation throughout the team, ready for a new game.

“Coming off a fantastic pep rally, the energy I felt coming into Strawberry Crest was huge and the fan presence at the new field was amazing. It really got us going and the turnout was much appreciated,” Wide Receiver, Wilton Rollins (’24) said.

The Mustangs were the first to score, as they kicked a field goal and earned a touchdown within the first quarter. The Knights caught back up and overtook Strawberry Crest, scoring five more touchdowns, and securing a 34-9 win.

Coming off of a win, the highly anticipated Robinson vs. Plant game had arrived. The heated rivalry was at home for the Knights this season. Feeling invigorated after the student-held funeral for the Plant Panther, the Knights were ready to defend their name on the field.

The Panthers scored first in the first quarter, only for the Knights to come back and score before halftime. Both teams went on to score again, the game sitting at a 14-14 tie. However, the Panthers charged the end-zone once more, ending the game with a score of 14-21 in their favor.

The next week, the Knights were back on the road to face the Brandon Eagles. Coming off of a hard rival loss, the Knights were ready for the fight.  Despite efforts from the Eagles’ defensive line, the Knights continuously ran the ball into the end-zone. The game ended with a 54-0 win for Robinson.

Tampa Catholic was the next school in Robinson’s path. However, due to thunderstorms the Friday Night Lights quickly turned into the Saturday morning sun as the game was postponed until the following day. The game kept fans on their toes, as the lead bounced back and forth between the Knights and Crusaders. The Knights had learned their lesson from past games and did not lose their edge in the second half, scoring 15 points in the 4th quarter and winning the game 25-24.

With a few stops ahead of the Knights, their season record stands at 5-2 with a win against Freedom. With three regular-season games remaining, the Knights will soon be on their way to the playoffs this November.

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Ashlyn Miller, Sports Editor
Ashlyn Miller is a junior at Robinson and the Sports Editor of Knight Writers. This is her second year on staff and first year as an editor. Miller's favorite part of journalism is taking photos of all of the sports at Robinson and improving her photography skills. "We don't exactly have press at Robinson so it's rewarding to me to take photos of people doing what they love," Miller said. Outside of the journalism room, Miller stays involved in school with an array of hobbies. She enjoys staying involved in school by participating in swimming, photography and orchestra. She enjoys playing the violin and loves learning new pieces. "If you're able to make the violin sound good, it's a such rewarding accomplishment for such a difficult instrument," Miller said. Miller also likes spending time with her dog in her past time. Out of cats or dogs, she instantaneously chose dogs. "I prefer dogs. I actually own a German Shepherd named Leia and she's the light of my life, but I have nothing against cats," Miller said. Prepared for the future, she plans to attend journalism school, preferably at Duke University and join their ROTC program.  Miller is passionate about media and sports although how competitive positions are. "I want to specialize in the media realm and possibly be a sports commentator for ESPN," Miller said. "I love watching, covering and even playing sports because of the environment that surrounds them and the gratification that comes with doing well." (Profile by Briana Garcia)
Keirra McGoldrick, Opinion Editor
Keirra McGoldrick is senior at Robinson and the Opinion Editor of Knight Writers. This is her third year on staff and her second year as an editor. McGoldrick, as an editor, must provide a sense of direction and help for those coming into newspaper who may not quite know what they need to be doing. She must also make sure that all stories written by staff writers are up to par with that of the standard for the newspaper. “I edit all the opinion stories and make spreadsheets for opinion writers," McGoldrick said. McGoldrick may like writing in journalism, though nothing trumps her love of photography. She lists photography as one of her favorite hobbies and pass times outside of journalism. “I like photography," McGoldrick said. "I take pictures of anything I find interesting." Though McGoldrick has to keep up a balance of her academics and the needs of newspaper, she hopes to have enough time to join the photography club.  She wishes to do this in order to interact and convey her love of photography with other like-minded students at Robinson. Being the academic achiever that she is, McGoldrick keeps up with all of her classes. The two of these classes that she holds closest to her heart are journalism and history. However, she probably favors journalism a little more because it has her favorite teacher, Ms. Webster, who leads her to improve herself in all manner of things, especially photography. Outside of journalism, one of McGoldrick’s pastimes is to listen to music. As we know everyone needs a little bit of music to pull them through a slow school day, or just a slow day in general. “I like R&B and pop," McGoldrick said. “Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Ariana Grande, etc." High school isn't all McGoldrick has mapped out to do. Seeing as she is an academic achiever, McGoldrick already has plans for her future. She plans to keep her academic streak going through college. “I plan on going to university and majoring in criminal psychology and then after I graduate from normal college, I’m going to go get a PhD,” McGoldrick said. (Profile by Coleton Rone)
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