Robinson, a Chapmanville Regional High School graduate, was the South’s offensive co-MVP with Keion Wright of Capital High School. Both rushed for more than 2,000 yards during the regular season.
In Saturday night’s game, Robinson ran for 51 yards on 14 carries and scored a touchdown, while Wright added 45 yards on 13 attempts with one TD.
Robinson led the Chapmanville Tigers last fall to a Class AA first-round playoff victory and berth in the state quarterfinals. It was the Tigers’ fourth straight trip to the post-season and fifth winning season in a row.
With Robinson, Wright and former Kennedy Award winning quarterback Tyler Harris, the South came into the game with many offensive weapons. It was the defense, however, which saved the day.
The North had a chance to win the game but Cory Broughton’s 40-yard field goal attempt with 45 seconds remaining was pushed wide left. Broughton also had an extra point kick blocked earlier in the game but on the flip side boomed a 74-yard punt.
The South continued its dominance in the seniors-only all-star game and improved to 36-19-3 in the all-time series.
An estimated 2,100 was in attendance.
Duran Workman of George Washington High School was selected as the South’s defensive MVP by the media. He had two of his team’s three interceptions. The South also had two sacks and a whopping 12 tackles for loss, led by Brenton Brooks of Bluefield, who had 3-1/2.
The South trailed 6-0 but tied it 6-6 with Wright’s 7-yard TD run. The PAT was no good.
Then after a Workman interception, the South had the ball at its own 44-yard line. A number of plays later, Robinson plunged in for a 1-yard TD with nine seconds left until halftime. Wright added the two-point conversion run to make it 14-6 in favor of the South.
It ended up being all the South would need.
The North had one third quarter touchdown but could not win the game in the clutch.
Connor Arlia was the North’s MVP. He finished with five receptions for 99 yards.
The North was held to just 45 yards rushing on 37 carries.
The South had 43 attempts for 153 yards.
The South was 3-for-10 passing for 66 yards. The North was 11-for-18 in the air for 165 yards.
Both teams had three turnovers and 13 first downs.