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TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — You know the saying, offense scores points but defense wins championships. This was especially true last week in high school football where the defensive performance was amazing from several players. Only three were nominated for the Player of the Week and only one brought fans to their feet in Columbus County.

Robby Spencer is a duel threat for the Stallions playing linebacker and Quarterback. But it was the defensive performance that got him the nod for the 5th Quarter Player of the Week.

“It feels good to know that people support you. It feels really good.” Spencer said.

It had to also feel good last week taking an early pass from the Red Springs quarterback and take it 96 yards to the house.

“We’ve been practicing on the route all week,” Spencer said. “I saw him run to the sideline so I knew he was going to throw it and I went out there and got it. I remembered Coach wanted a pick-six and a blocked punt so I was just trying to get to the endzone and make that happen.”

Robby has been making it happen a lot this season. He has lead his Stallions to a 3-0 start including the 42-14 conference win against the Red Devils. Leading his team is something he strives to do. Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis are his football idols. He’s always looked to them as he grew as a player from a young age.

“I’ve played football ever since I was little, from recreation all the way to now,” Spencer said. “My sophomore year I didn’t play linebacker. They put me on scout team and I did pretty well so I started playing linebacker my sophomore year. But I always played quarterback ever since I was little.”

Why quarterback?

“You have to know all the plays and if somebody cuts up, you have to get on them a little bit,” Spencer said. “You’re the leader on offense so that’s why I like it.”

Once his successful career ends here at Columbus County, he has plans to continue to be a leader off the football field.

“Probably go to college if they talk to me and go to the Navy after my four years.” Spencer said.

A 3-0 start is nice for this team, but Robby is going to stay focused to keep winning football games.

“We have to come out strong and work hard in practice and listen to what coach says.” Spencer said.

Congratulations once again to Robby Spencer, our 5th Quarter Player of the Week. He and the Stallions will be taking on rival East Bladen on the road Friday night.

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