Ex-PA Grid Stalwarts Move ahead to College Football

Justin Poitras and Noah Robison both played roles for Pinkerton Academy’s undefeated Division I championship football squad last fall.

Now both young men have had their gridiron skills assessed by college programs and coaches, and both have landed in college football situations.
Lineman Robison (6-foot-6-inches, 270 pounds) elected to play for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in Conway, S.C., this fall.

Poitras will attend and play his collegiate football at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.

In joining the Coastal Carolina grid program, Robison stepped onto a team coming off a 12-2 campaign during 2014.

As the Chanticleers head toward their season-opening game at Furman in Greenville, S.C., on Sept. 5, Robison is working toward playing time among the offensive lineman.

That group includes just one senior in Californian Daniel Anousheh, a handful of juniors, and a bunch of younger players including Robison.

At Trinity, Poitras – who played offensive line and linebacker for the 2014 Pinkerton state champs – joined a football squad that went 5-3 last fall and then had nearly 20 players graduate, among that number five linebackers.

Poitras is listed as a middle linebacker on the Trinity team’s 2015 roster, as longtime coach Jeff Devanney’s contingent prepares for its season- opener on Sept. 26 in Waterville, Maine against host Colby College.