REED CITY — Senior Brandon Major and other Reed City football players are eager to get the football season on the road.

But prior to the first day of practices on Aug. 6, Major and his Coyotes teammates are keeping busy with summer workouts. Earlier this month, Reed City had its Gladiator training on Sunday. Blocking camps were on Monday and Wednesday and weightlifting on Tuesday. There were 7-on-7 passing camps at Kent City and Cadillac. A skills camp is set 6:30-8:30 p.m. each day this week through Thursday.

For the blocking camps, “we’ll be going over techniques and stuff,” Major said. “Our linemen are focused on this blocking. On skills, we go over the same things we normally go over.”

Major has played running back but this year is switching to a wide receiver.

“I’m pretty excited about that,” he said.

Reed City hasn’t been too much of a passing team in the past, but Major suspects this might change some this year.

“I’m there to block the outside guy,” Major said. “As a receiver, I can go up and get the ball.”

Major has been very busy, during the summer, along with his teammates. The Gladiator training involves lifting huge tires and getting physically in shape.

Turnouts to the summer workouts have been good, Major added.

“We have high hopes for this year,” he said.