Inaugural 2015 Globe Bowl Showcases Top Talent in The Lehigh Valley
Lehigh's Jamil Robinson saved his best for last.
In his final collegiate football game, Robinson hauled in two clutch receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown to lead the White all-star team to a 24-14 win over the Red all-star team. Robinson was named the game's MVP.The senior wide receiver turned in a memorable performance at Sunday morning's Inaugural Globe Bowl held at Salisbury High School.
The Globe Bowl, which is presented by East Preps LLC, attracted some of the top NCAA FCS, Division II and III players from all over the country. Approximately 60 athletes competed in the event."I'm very joyful, excited, thankful," Robinson said. "This was an awesome opportunity and it is definitely something I will think about for a long time."
"Scoring felt awesome, especially with the energy from the sideline and in the stands," Robinson said. "It's been a while since I last scored. My career had its ups and downs, but this was an awesome opportunity. I'm glad I could be out on the field with all of these talented players."
SUNY Maritime University's Greg Canepero scored on a 3-yard touchdown run, giving the White squad a 14-0 lead at the half.Robinson's first grab was a 28-yard touchdown pass from Stony Brook University's Craig Geohagen. After a pass interference penalty was called against the Red team, Robinson's impressive catch gave the White team a 7-0 lead.
The Red team put together a solid drive to open the second half but squandered the opportunity after fumbling the ball into the end zone for a White team touchback.
After a quick three-and-out, the Red team put its first points on the board when University of La Verne's Justin Gomez hit Cheyney's Khalif Dandy for a 12-yard touchdown reception.
On the ensuing play, Delaware's Brian Carter exploded for a 75-yard touchdown run to put the White team back up two touchdowns. It was Carter's first rush attempt since high school.
"I'm a cornerback so I usually don't get put into an offensive scheme. I asked Coach to get me the ball on one play and I made the most of it," said Carter, who attended two junior colleges before Delaware Valley. "Playing in this game really is an honor, especially after all I've gone through to get to this point. This feels like a big pay day."
In the closing minutes of the third, Geohagen connected with Robinson again, this time for a huge 51-yard gain that set up a 26-yard field goal to end the third quarter. The White all-stars took a commanding 24-7 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Red all-stars put together a drive that lasted 6:45 in the fourth quarter, ending on a Nahum Purdie (Cheyney University) 1-yard touchdown run. Purdie finished with a game-high 100 yards rushing.
The White team's defense put the game away when William Penn University's Joseph Frye-Dandridge intercepted a pass late in the game.
Lehigh's Courtney Jarvis, also competed in the game. Jarvis had a 16-yard reception late in the first half, which eventually led to a White team touchdown.
Moravian College's Ricky Sinnig and Kevin Bracken received substantial playing time as well. Sinnig and Bracken were on the defensive side for the Red all-stars.
* CORRECTION #5 RED TEAM NOT STEVEN WILKEN, # WAS NAHUM PURDIE CHEYNEY UNIVERSITY RB #5