Reed City Eyes Another CSAA Gold Title

REED CITY – Overt the course of the last decade, the Reed City football program has built a winning tradition.

With perfect regular season records in five of the last six seasons and playoff appearances in nine of the past 10 years, the Coyotes have become a dominant force in the Central State Activities Association.

After capturing a Division 5 district title last fall, Reed City dropped a tough 40-14 game to eventual state runner-up Menominee in a regional final.

It’s that loss to the perennial-power Maroons that has the Coyotes motivated in 2017.

“They’re driven. They’re motivated,” coach Monty Price said. “Obviously, they know that our schedule lends itself to being very difficult and extremely challenging. So we’ve got to put the time in right now, and they’re doing that. They’re up to the challenge.”

With most of its offensive line intact, Reed City is poised to rely heavily on its potent ground game.

“We have a lot more heart than we’ve ever had, like for a team that I’ve been on, but I think we have a lot of talent, too, with that,” senior Jeffery Phenix said.

Reed City opens its season with a tough non-conference contest at Montague on Friday, Aug. 25.

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