Football: Robinson Manning The Middle For Springdale Defense

Robinson Ready For Bigger Role As Junior

Posted: August 19, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

SPRINGDALE -- Sam Robinson went from a junior varsity player to starting three games late in the season as a Springdale High sophomore last year.

The Skinny

Position Battle: Linebacker

Second-Team Linebacker Spots: … Caylon Wells, Jaime Argueta and Sam Robinson seem fairly set as the starters, while juniors Ever Galdamez and Jesus Perez will be in the rotation. But talented sophomores Kamryn Dickerson and Kender Bolkeim could push for playing time as the season progresses.

Watch Out For: Sophomore Kamryn Dickerson. … He and Bolkeim were already working with the second-team defense in Springdale’s first practice in full pads. Springdale coach Shane Patrick is high on their potential, especially Dickerson, who’s already 5-foot-11, 207 pounds.

Biggest Strength: Wells. … The senior is entering his third year as a starter and knows multiple positions. He can line up at either outside linebacker spot and has proven he can play in the 7A-West.

Biggest Question: Playmaking ability. … Graduated safety Cua Rose and linebacker Neal Parsons combined for 180 tackles last year, leaving a playmaking void. Wells has ample experience and Robinson showed promise last year, but the onus will be on the linebacking corps to pick up the slack.

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