Locals receive high accolades

Robinson surprised at hall of fame induction

Meghann Garcia

Managing editor

“You don’t kick 50 extra points unless someone is scoring the touchdowns, and you don’t throw a touchdown pass unless someone is catching it,” Charley Robinson said yesterday to underscore his claim that his teammates are the reason he was chosen for induction into the Texas Six-Man Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

“They’re the reason I’m in there,” he said.

It was a family and friends affair for Robinson last Saturday when the longtime reporter, coach and educator was welcomed into the hall of fame during the 2017 all-star games held in Wichita Falls.

He was accompanied by his wife, Ann, and their 9-year-old great-granddaughter Faith. At the event, he was surprised by the appearance of his La Pryor High School football coach David Easterling, now of Capron, Virginia, and former teammate Jimmy Herring of Lafayette, Louisiana.

“When you have your old coach and one teammate come all that way, it’s real meaningful,” Robinson said, adding that their presence was one of the best things about the experience.


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