3 months, 1 week ago from qconline.com
EAST MOLINE – When Quincy zigged, United Township zagged.
And that was the story Friday night in the Panthers' football season-opening loss to the Blue Devils, 34-13, at Soule Bowl.
UT controlled time of possession, drove the ball brilliantly, but every time they punched, Quincy punched back harder.
In fact, after the first quarter, the Panthers had 7 first downs and Quincy had none. UT had 18 plays, a touchdown and 102 yards of offense. Quincy had 12 on just 5 plays, but got a 77-yard kickoff return after the Panthers scored their touchdown.
That's how it went all night. UT would do something good, but Quincy would do something great.
Malique Robbins made his presence known early and often. He ran back the tieing kickoff for 77 yards and the was on the receiving end of a 5 yard pitch and catch from George Crickard IV. He added a 2 point conversion before halftime too.
Robbins wasn't done. He dashed in from 8 yards after QHS opened the second half with a 7-minute drive and then rumbled home from 57 yards the next time the Devils got the ball.
Four touchdowns, three different ways.