Reed City, Chippewa Hills Renew Rivalry for “OT on the Road”
The eighth-ranked Coyotes (10-0) bested Chippewa Hills, 12-8, in Week 6 to claim their sixth consecutive CSAA title and welcome in the Warriors this week with a Division 5 district championship at stake.
“They’re going to come in there with a chip, but I just know that we’re going to have to play like we did the first game,” Reed City senior Logan Straub said. “Just be physical and play to our ability like I know we can. I know our defense can hold them down, and we work hard this week and play to our best ability.”
A win by Reed City would improve it to 11-0 for the first time in school history.
The Warriors (9-1) will look to capture their program’s second straight district title and second in school history. Chippewa Hills is coming off an emotional 32-27 win over Clare to reach its third straight district final.
“We got another chance to play against Reed City knowing that we lost to them by four, but that was for conference,” Chippewa Hills senior D.J. Lowery said. “Now we get to play them for something bigger, which means a lot to our team and our senior class.
“We were hoping after we lost to them the first time that we get them again.”
The winner will face either Grayling (7-3) or Menominee (9-1) in next week’s regional final.