It was a fast decline for the Sultana football team, as the Sultans went from being the 2005 Mojave River League champions and a 2006 playoff qualifier to having the longest losing streak in the county. The streak, which dates back to Nov. 2, 2007, is something that coach Blake Robbins never saw coming.
“I really don’t know why it’s happened,” Robbins said. “I don’t know if it’s a combination of a down cycle in talent and tough schedules, but we never anticipated something like this happening. There’s no question that we want to get a few wins and be back on the way up.”
That task is left for Robbins, who takes over for Zane Sweeney after serving as an assistant at Sultana for several years. Robbins’ familiarity with the program has allowed for a smooth transition and has even allowed for him to throw in a few schematic changes for the Sultans.