The Knights seek their sixth state championship with their sixth different quarterback, a record-breaking passer. The Wolves have a prolific QB of their own.
One of the most remarkable things about the Robinson flag football program is that it has won five state titles with five different quarterbacks — with all of them winning in their first year as the starting QB.
Robinson coach Josh Saunders said all of them — Erin Dorsey (2014), Kayla Knowlton (2016), Olivia Salzman (2017), Lauren King (2018) and Macy McClintock (2019) — shared similar qualities: “They were all very smart and they were all athletic, but they weren’t runners. They weren’t going to win any foot races.”
At one time Knowlton ran well, but after a knee injury in her junior year, she came back as a pure pocket passer, basically just like the others.
Overall, Saunders said the key to the long-running success comes down to commitment and patience.
Which brings the Knights’ to this year’s record-breaking passer, senior Sydney Stout, who this season in 20 undefeated games has thrown 102 touchdown passes, breaking Dorsey’s single-season record of 78.