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More Frontier Conference awards for Kalii Robinson

Kalii Robinson, Patrick Donahue putting up huge numbers in Southern Oregon; Alyssa Conti, Johns Hopkins still going in NCAAs.

November 15, 2012|By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com
  • ARCHIVE PHOTO: Former Glendale Vaquero Kalii Robinson garnered three Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Week accolade in four weeks for Southern Oregon.
ARCHIVE PHOTO: Former Glendale Vaquero Kalii Robinson… (Raul Roa/Staff…)

The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.

Kalii Robinson (Glendale Community College, 2010) Southern Oregon football, senior: On a team characterized by an offense that scores an average of 54 points a game, Robinson has managed to be a defensive standout and then some.

The former Vaquero collected his third Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Week accolade in four weeks after he posted 12 tackles and a pass deflection on Saturday in the Raiders’ 46-28 upset of No. 7 Montana Tech.

The win improved Southern Oregon to 8-2, as it will now face host St. Ambrose in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday in the opening round of the NAIA playoffs.

Robinson leads the team with 96 total tackles, including seven tackles for loss while also causing two fumbles.

But it’s Southern Oregon’s aforementioned offense that has been shattering record books.

The team leads the NAIA with program records of 4,634 passing yards, 544 points scored and 6,570 yards of total offense.

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Helping out in a big way has been another former Vaquero, receiver Patrick Donahue, who leads the NAIA with 1,944 all-purpose yards. He’s also set a SOU standard with 86 catches. Those catches have produced 1,305 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. Against Montana Tech, Donahue hauled in a 60-yard touchdown grab as one of his eight catches for 158 yards.

Kevin Hunter (Glendale Community College, 2012) Chapman football, junior: With injuries having depleted the quarterback position for Chapman, the former Glendale college and Burbank High signal-caller has stepped in admirably.

Hunter made his first start at the four-year level on Nov. 3, leading Chapman past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 34-14, before the Panthers wrapped up their season with a 38-28 road loss to first-place Cal Lutheran on Saturday.

The loss put Chapman at 6-3 overall and 5-2 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, good enough for third and the team’s best conference finish since 2007.

Hunter was efficient in the loss, throwing touchdown passes of 17 and six yards, while completing 14 of 21 passes for 177 yards with no interceptions.

In the win a week prior, Hunter was 11 of 14 for 215 yards and three touchdowns, which came on hookups of 28, 74 and 22 yards. He also rushed for 31 yards in five carries.

On the season, Hunter played in three games, completing 27 of 39 passes (69%) for 414 yards and five touchdowns to no interceptions.

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