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Salpointe defeats Sahuaro 53-6 in state semifinals

Posted: 10:48 PM, Nov 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-17 00:55:00-05

A record breaking performance from running back Bijon Robinson helped Salpointe defeat Sahuaro, 53-6, in the class 4A state semifinals at Mountain View High School.

"I'm really proud of their effort," said head coach Dennis Bene, who's team improved to 13-0.

Salpointe was up 53-0 at halftime and pulled its starters in the third quarter. Robinson set the school's single season rushing yardage and touchdown record.

"He's tremendous," said Bene of Robinson. "He's a tremendous kid. I'm so very proud of him and his teammates."

The Lancers will play Scottsdale Saguaro on November 30th at Arizona Stadium. The game will be a rematch of last year's Saguaro win.

"It feels amazing," said running back Mario Padilla. "I'm excited to play on the U of A field again."