NEW CASTLE —
Drew Robinson earned first-team honors at running back and defensive back for the Scotties.
“I am happy for him. One thing about it, he has put a lot of hard work in. Ever since he got to high school, he has worked at it,” said Stacy Robinson, his father. “He is a hard worker; whatever comes his way, he deserves it.”
Drew rushed for 1,243 yards on 147 carries. He added 10 receptions for 188 yards. Overall, he finished the year with 16 touchdowns.
“Anytime, you can get a first-team honor in the Big Seven, it’s quite an honor,” Stacy said. “There are a lot of good, quality football players and good backs in the conference. He is in good company and did a good job for us on the offensive side of the ball.”
Drew performed well on defense, too, as the senior cornerback earned first-team honors as well.
“Our whole defensive secondary played well this year. Drew got the toughest assignments each week,” Stacy said. “I am sure he lined up over top receivers each week. But, you can’t just play in coverage; you have to be a run stopper, too. He fought the battle every week and did a good job there, too.”
Stacy, in his 16th year at the helm, helped the Scotties reach the playoffs for the first time since 2003 and win their first WPIAL playoff game since 1979. He was a Union player on that squad. This fall, the Scotties finished 5-3 in the conference and 7-4 overall.
“I was a bit surprised, to be quite honest. Usually, that award goes to the coach who wins the championship,” he said. “I respect the guys I coached against and they respect me. It’s the first time I got that recognition in whatever league I coached in. Maybe it is a testimony to the work I’ve done over the years. We try to put a quality product on the field each week and each year. I am blessed to win that award.”