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Robinson leads way for Seahawks

Junior running back rushes for game-high 161 yards and two scores as Ocean View defeats Laguna Beach, 36-14.

September 17, 2010|By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com

Earlier in the week, Ocean View football coach Harold Eggers was leery of the Laguna Beach offense which, he said, could score quickly.

He and his Seahawks found that to be true Friday at Ocean View.

Laguna struck fast — and fairly easily — for scores on its first two possessions. But then Ocean View made some defensive adjustments, rode the running of Timmy Robinson and two big plays by Blake Walker, and took advantage of an injury to Laguna quarterback Austin Paxson, to finish fast for a 36-14 nonleague victory.

Robinson, a junior running back who also starts at linebacker, rushed for a game-high 161 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. He was bullish up the middle all night, carrying several Breakers on tackle-breaking runs.

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He said he likes it when his number is called upon so often.

"It gives me a chance to rest from playing defense," he said, with a smile on his face. "It felt great out there tonight. My line did a great job and is getting better each week."

Robinson had holes opened up for him by linemen Jon Graham, Tyren Hudson, Michael Congelliere, Carlos Islas and Eric Hernandez.

"We know he's a horse and I said, we gotta give the horse the ball," Eggers said of Robinson. "He really hit the middle hard and was tough to bring down."

The outset of the game hardly resembled the finished product for Ocean View, which won its second-straight game to improve to 2-1.

Paxson, who threw for 138 yards in the opening quarter, suffered an injury to his throwing hand when it hit a helmet at the conclusion of his throwing motion early in the second quarter. He exited after his only interception of the game was returned 30 yards for a touchdown by Ocean View strong safety Travis Sparks-Jackson that tied the score at 14-14 with 8:58 left in quarter. The senior did return for one more series in the half but didn't play in the second half.

He was replaced by sophomore Larry Stewart.

"He hurt his hand when he hit that helmet," Laguna Beach Coach Jonathan Todd said. "We'll have to find out just how bad the injury is."

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