November 22, 2009

CMU hoops commit Colin Voss shines on the gridiron as well

The East Grand Rapids Pioneer football team continued their undefeated season with an impressive victory over the Ogemaw Heights Falcons 43-8 in the state semi-finals at Kelly Shorts Stadium Saturday night. In the unseasonably warm late November night, EGR came out on fire scoring three first quarter touchdowns and took a 43-0 lead into halftime. CMU basketball commit and current tight end/defensive end for the Pioneers Colin Voss helped lead the way and chipped in with four receptions for 42 yards, a touchdown and a 2 point conversion. Colin has had an unbelievable high school football career losing only 2 games thus far and seeking his third state title and EGR's fourth in as many years. One thing you can credit this state powerhouse for is their preparation and ability to stay focused and achieve that one common goal: a state title.

"We just wanted to come out, this game says it all because if you win, you get to go to the big game and it didn't matter who it was against but just play as hard as we can and get to the state final" said Voss.

Voss and EGR are now preparing for in what's going to be a week one rematch with Orchard Lake St. Marys for the Division 3 state title next weekend at Ford Field. In that week one contest EGR came out victorious 21-7, but Voss knows this isn't the same team they played earlier.

"Were going to prepare the same way we always do, go through the weekly practices and look back on week one to see what we did right and what we did wrong and adjust to it" said Voss.

The future CMU basketball player was happy to be on his future campus and enjoyed the experience of playing at Kelly Shorts Stadium, but is looking forward to making his contribution across the way at Rose Arena. However, Colin didn't rule out the possibility of returning to the football field in a Chippewa uniform somewhere down the road.

"You know, I don't know. I'm here to compete four years of basketball and we'll just have to see what happens" Voss said with a smile.

With one game still left in the football season Colin has remained focused but is excited for the upcoming basketball season in which EGR returns the majority from last years team and Voss expects to have a solid season.

"We are returning most of the core from last year and have added a couple new players, I am really the only big man back so, we are going to have to work on getting boards but other than that we should be pretty good".

Voss has been staying in frequent contact with head coach Ernie Zeigler and assistant coach Darren Kohne receiving some good luck phone calls throughout the football season.

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