Robinson Rockets Blast Off
Updated: September 12, 2016
Waco Robinson Looks Like a Different Team
The Robinson Rockets are 3-0 on the new season thanks to a high flying offense. Their offense is scoring over 62 points per game. The defense is starting to settle down but they have given up over 42 points per game which has made for some exciting games so far.
A big part of the Rockets' story is the passing connection of Chase Allison to Braxton Ashcraft. In a season where passing/receiving records seem to be under attack each week, the two are lighting up the record books.
Coach Tommy Allison has had success since arriving at Robinson - four straight winning seasons and a 31-15 record... until last season. Waco Robinson was in unfamiliar territory last season going 1-9, but things appear to be quite a bit different this time around. We contacted Coach Allison to find out what is going on with the Rockets.
Head Coach Q&A
Q. What are your thoughts on how your team is now 3-0 after a 1-9 season last year?
A. “Our kids have worked extremely hard and have responded well to adversity when it presented itself to this point. We have found a way to pull out some close games that slipped out of our hands last year.”
Q. Your offense has scored 188 points in 3 games. What is your secret to such success?
A. “Offensively we have done a great job of playing with tempo and creating explosive plays.”
Q. Your QB Chase Allison and WR Braxton Ashcraft have both taken over the lead in the state in passing and receiving. What can you tell the fans about these 2 players?
A. “Both Chase and Braxton are young men of high integrity. They are two really good players whose success is a product of hard work and having 9 other guys around them doing their job well.”
A side note on both kids. Chase qualified for the US Junior golf tournament in Tennessee this past summer and Braxton made the Area Code baseball team that competed in California.
Q. What are your thoughts about the rest of the season?
A. “It has been a great start to the season for us, but we must continue to improve weekly if we are going to have a chance to compete with the teams that are left on our schedule.”
I am grateful for the attention you are giving our program and kids. Thanks for what you do for Texas football!
In Week 1, the Rockets beat Taylor (1-2) 62-46. They followed that up with an exciting 70-68 win over Lampasas (1-2) in Week 2. Last week, they took out Troy (2-1) 56-14. Not bad for a team that went 1-9 last year.
The spotlight for this year is on the offense. That offense is led by quarterback Chase Allison and wide receiver Braxton Ashcraft. These two are now the state leaders in passing and receiving yards. Allison had thrown for 1,437 yards on the season while Ashcraft has been on the receiving end of 743 of those yards.
The duo had record breaking games in week 1 against Taylor. Their 158 points in the game also made the record books. Allison had 34 completions for 580 yards and 8 touchdowns while Ashcraft had 325 yards and 7 touchdowns receiving in the game.
The teams 158 total points puts them in 4th place all-time
All-Time Most Points Scored By Both Teams In A Regular Season Game (224 Games Listed)
Allison's 34 passes completed ties for 94th place all-time
T94. 34 - Chase Allison, Robinson vs. Taylor, 2016 T94. 34 - Mark Torrez, El Paso Eastwood vs. Wolfforth Frenship, 2015 T94. 34 - Mark Torrez, El Paso Eastwood vs. Arlington Lamar, 2015 T94. 34 - Brett Gilchrist, Whitney vs. Kirbyville, 2014 T94. 34 - Patrick Mahomes, Whitehouse vs. Mesqite Poteet, 2013 T94. 34 - Manny Harris, Copperas Cove vs. A&M Consollidated, 2013 T94. 34 - Jeremiah Drake, Ducanville vs. Colleyville Heritage, 2013
Allison's 580 yards puts him in 18th place all-time
All-Time Single Game Passing Yards (182 Players Listed)
13 590 Kirk Saul Turkey Valley (???) Chillicothe 1986 14 589 Jerry Lopez Laredo Alexander (5A) Laredo Martin 2008 15 588 Kyle Fuller San Antonio Lee (6A) San Antonio Jefferson 2014 15 588 Dwain Frazier Houston Elmore (???) Aldine Carver 1968 17 583 Shea Patterson Hidalgo (3A) Progresso 2012 18 580 Chase Allison Robinson (4A) Taylor 2016 19 579 DeShun Qualls Jersey Village (6A) Cypress Woods 2015 20 578 Javi Obregon McAllen Rowe (5A) PSJA North 2012 21 577 Aaron Brown Gilmer (4A) Texarkana Liberty-Eylau 2016 22 573 Victor Rodriguez Amarillo Caprock (5A) Lubbock Monterey 2014 22 573 Graham Harrell Ennis (4A) Waxahachie 2003
Allison's 8 touchdown puts him in a tie for 10th place all-time
All-Time Single Game Touchdown Passes (127 Players Listed)
10 8 Chase Allison Robinson (4A) Taylor 2016 10 8 Shelton Eppler Navasota (4A) Houston Sterling 2015 10 8 Shelton Eppler Navasota (4A) Houston Furr 2015 10 8 Shelton Eppler Navasota (4A) Houston Washington 2015 10 8 Ignazio Tellez Laredo United (6A) Mission Sharyland 2015 10 8 Landry Turner Graham (4A) Brownwood 2015 10 8 Josh Green Boerne Champion (5A) Georgetown 2015 10 8 Ignazio Tellez Laredo United (6A) La Joya 2014 10 8 Victor Rodriguez Amarillo Caprock (5A) Lubbock Monterey 2014 10 8 Zach Smith Grandview (3A) Maypearl 2014 10 8 Austin Skinner Teague (3A) Lexington 2014
Ashcraft's 325 yards puts him in 17th place all-time
All-Time Single Game Receiving Yards (203 Players Listed)
12 345 Michael Aceves, Cedar Hill (3A) vs. Wylie, 1988 13 335 Gabrael Ediae, Austin Crockett (5A) vs. Marble Falls, 2005 14 333 Zach Witherspoon, Quinlan Ford (3A) vs. Van, 2010 15 328 Josh Theissen, San Antonio Johnson (5A) vs. San Antonio Brandeis, 2013 16 327 Dallas Sewell, Pottsboro (2A) vs.Sunnyvale, 2012 17 325 Braxton Ashcraft, Robinson (4A) vs. Taylor, 2016 18 324 Avery Mack, Manor (4A) vs. Pflugerville Hendrickson, 2011 19 320 Steven Ortiz, Austin Akins vs. Austin Travis, 2004 19 320 Philip Beck, Crosby (4A) vs. Houston Davis, 2003 21 312 Chas Taylor, Flower Mound (5A) vs. Dallas Jesuit, 2011 22 311 Ricky Cantu, LaVilla (1A) vs. Marine Academy, 2010
Ashcraft's 7 touchdowns puts him in a tie for 2nd place all-time
1. 8 - Robbie Rhodes, Fort Worth Southwest vs. Fort Worth Arlington Heights, 2011 T2. 7 - Chase Allison, Robinson vs. Taylor, 2016 T2. 7 - Dylan Cantrell, Whitehouse vs. Longview Pine Tree, 2011 T4. 6 - Carson Williams, Gruver vs. Texhoma, 2014 T4. 6 - Cain Lowe, Decatur vs. Sanger, 2013 T4. 6 - Marc Lozoya, Laredo Alexander vs. Eagle Pass Winn, 2013 T4. 6 - Randy Boone, Chillicothe vs. Aspermont, 1984 T4. 6 - Brian Christian, Deactur vs. Little Elm, 2004 T4. 6 - Clay Warner, Grand Saline vs. Whitehouse, 1966