Eastern Alamance departing senior wide receiver Josh Robinson will get a chance to put on his green and gold Eagles helmet one more time, as the EAHS offensive standout was selected to play in the annual North Carolina Coaches Association (NCCA) East-West All-Star Football game this summer.
Robinson was selected to represent the West team in the July 17 All-Star showcase, which will be held at Jamieson Stadium on the campus of Grimsley High School in Greensboro. A total of 72 senior gridiron standouts from across North Carolina - 36 per team - were selected to play in the game.
Robinson is the second Eastern Alamance High football standout to be selected for the NCAA East-West All-Star Football game in the last three years, as former Eagles defensive back Jalen Hester was also invited to appear in the game in 2017.
Over the course of two seasons on the EAHS varsity roster in 2017 and 2018, Robinson made a combined 59 catches for 1,162 yards.
After playing a secondary role in 2017 - 12 catches for 221 yards and two touchdowns - Robinson became one of Eastern’s primary offensive weapons in 2018, as he made 47 catches for 941 yards and 17 touchdowns - averaging 67.2 yards per outing. Robinson tied for second on the Eagles in receptions, and led the team in receiving yards and touchdowns. As the season wound down, Robinson had seven straight games with at least 55 receiving yards.
Robinson saved two of his best performances as an Eagle for Eastern’s run to the third round of last fall’s NCHSAA 3A state playoffs. After recording five receptions for a career-high 200 receiving yards and three touchdowns, including a 91-yarder, in Eastern’s 49-7 opening round triumph over South Johnston, Robinson caught six passes for 167 yards and an additional two touchdowns in Eastern’s thrilling 57-56 road upset of Southern Nash in the second round.
Robinson also starred on the basketball court for Eastern Alamance, serving as one of the starters on EAHS’s Mid-State Conference title team that went 29-2 and reached the NCHSAA 3A East Regional finals. As a senior, Robinson averaged 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, earning All-Mid-State Conference honors alongside teammates L.J. Rogers and Conference Player of the Year Na’Zae Baltimore.