October 2, 2009
FNL: Chris Robinson
Just another game for Ovid-Elsie RBChris Robinson. The Marauders triumphed over Alma 40-20 behind the legs of Robinson and stellar offensive line play. Robinson would finish the game with 37 carries for 241 yards and two touchdowns, while adding one reception for 10 yards and throwing one pass for 8 yards.
With the win, Ovid-Elsie remains undefeated and now firmly in the drivers seat for a second consecutive conference title.
"Oh, it's a big one, very big one," said Robinson. "We needed this to keep going and we have a surprise each game for Coach (Jerry) Goosen, so as long as we keep winning, the surprise keeps coming."
Robinson has paced the Marauders this season in much the same way as last year; where he went on to set numerous state rushing records. Despite gaining 241 yards on the ground, Alma held Robinson from any 20+ yard runs, possibly for the first time in Robinson's career.
"At first, I couldn't get it going," said Robinson. "But we made some adjustments at halftime and I had to keep rumbling."
Last year Ovid-Elsie made it all the way to the state championship game before falling to eventual champion Muskegon Oakridge. This year's squad returns a host of key players including, Robinson and massive linebacker/tackle Bryan Terrell, and has the potential for a similar playoff run.
"Our expectations this season are really to just keep a big egg in the loss column."
Robinson also took the time to update his recruitment. While he has yet to receive that elusive first offer, plenty of schools have been in touch with him and are awaiting his new test scores.
"I'm hearing from Michigan, Michigan State, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, and a few more," added Robinson. "I'm being recruited as a safety, running back, and I know Michigan signed me up as an athlete".
Robinson, who grew up a Michigan fan, is also the team's punter, but assured ChippewaCountry no schools are recruiting him for his punting ability.
"Nope, not as a punter," laughed Robinson. "I'm not as good as Zoltan Mesko or anything."
As a self proclaimed fan over the Wolverines, CMU was able to put a smile on the face of Robinson with their 29-27 victory over Michigan State earlier this year.
"Well, I'm a big Michigan fan, so I was kind of excited to see Central Michigan beat Michigan State," said a smiling Robinson. "But, knowing that I could possibly go to Michigan State, I have to try and keep that on the down low and look at it in a different way."
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