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Lake Central's Gelen Robinssacks Crown Point's Jake Jatis Friday Sept. 13 2013 Lake Central. | Vincent D. Johnson/for Post-Tribune

Lake Central's Gelen Robinson sacks Crown Point's Jake Jatis on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 at Lake Central. | Vincent D. Johnson/for the Post-Tribune

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Updated: October 15, 2013 7:31AM



ST. JOHN — Gelen Robinson is a man of few words.

Lake Central’s defensive star lets his actions do the talking.

Before Friday night’s Duneland Conference game against Crown Point, Robinson asked Indians’ coach Brett St. Germain if he could speak to the team for a few minutes.

Robinson’s words spoke volumes.

His actions spoke even louder.

The Purdue University-bound senior linebacker and his teammates took the field at the Burial Grounds and played with a purpose.

They also played in dominating fashion with a 23-0 whipping of the Bulldogs (2-2, 0-2).

“I told the team I don’t usually give a lot of speechs, but that this was a very important game, because it’s going to set the tone not only for this game with Crown Point, but for the rest of the season,’’ Robinson said.

“I told the players we have to come out and make big plays, and, at the same time, keep Crown Point from making big plays. I told them that the stands out there are filled with our classmates and L.C. fans, and that this is a great chance for us to show them, along with everyone else, how we can play. I also told my teammates this was a great chance for us to go out and make a big impact on the DAC season as well as the rest of our season. I’m hoping I can get them fired up again next week, too, so we can do the same thing.’’

Robinson definitely got everyone stoked.

He fired up all his teammates — both the offensively and defensively.

Defensively, C.J. Lessentine played like a beast. K.J. Singleton made huge plays as well.

Robinson?

Well, he covered more real estate than McColly and made life miserable for Crown Point running back Tristan Peterson and Bulldogs’ quarterback Jake Jatis.

Crown Point ended up with only 65 total yards, including just 23 rushing.

The Bulldogs had only five first downs — three in the first half — and trailed 20-0 at the break.

Colin Studer is growing as a quarterback. He threw a pair of touchdown passes — a 2-yarder to Antwan Davis in the first period and a 13-yarder to Jake Turngren in the second quarter.

Studer rushed for 58 yards and completed 11 of 25 passes for 111 yards with two interceptions.

“Last week, Colin made strides, this week, he made more strides,’’ St. Germain said. “That’s what you need and what you want from your quarterback.’’

Running back Brandon Scott had a big night for LC, too. He rushed for 106 yards and scored on a 1-yard run.

“Our goal all week was to come out and look more like a DAC offense this week and I think we definitely did that tonight,’’ Studer said.



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