Reed City Bests Chippewa Hills in Overtime on the Road

REED CITY – Eighth-ranked Reed City completed a season sweep of conference rival Chippewa Hills and claimed its second Division 5 district title since 2014 with a thrilling 34-28 win on Friday in our “Overtime on the Road” matchup.

Tied 28-28 in the fourth quarter, Reed City’s Derrick Rasor escaped pressure and found Trent Struggell in the end zone for the game-winning score.

“I just was thinking, I was not going to go down. This isn’t how it’s going to end. It’s not going to end on a sack. I just threw it up there for him,” Rasor said. My wide receivers, he has hands, so I just let him do the work on that.”

The win also marks the first time in school history that Reed City has won 11 games in a season.

“You know, these kids, especially our seniors, have really left their mark on the program and left a legacy that’ll go down in history,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “We’re not done yet, though. We’ve still got a lot of football we’re hoping. We’re going to get back to work on Sunday and hopefully keep the run going.”

David Spedowski scored a trio of touchdowns in the opening half to give the Warriors a 21-14 lead at the half.

Chippewa Hills closes out its year at 9-2, with its only two losses coming to the hands of Reed City.

The Coyotes will now await the winner of Saturday’s Grayling-Menominee district final.

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