REED CITY — The Reed City football team had revenge on its mind when it hosted the Montague Wildcats on Friday.

Trailing 13-12 entering the fourth quarter, the Coyotes outscored the Wildcats 22-0 in the final frame to pull away with a 34-13 win to open the season.

“We feel very good about where we’re at as a team,” head coach Monty Price said. “Montague is one heck of a ballclub. We’re extremely proud of our kids for staying the course.

“We kept plugging away and finally put them down”

Montague beat Reed City 48-14 in last season’s opener.

Phillip Jones-Price had 21 carries for 214 yards and three touchdowns and Zack Wirgau totaled 15 carries for 71 yards, while Connor Agan had eight carries for 40 yards and Peyton Hansen had three carries for three yards and one score.

Reed City’s offense wore down the Montague defense as the game progressed.

“Jones-Price had an interception late which gave us the momentum back,” Price said. “I think the offensive line kept wearing them down. That was the biggest thing.”

With a win over one of the state’s top Division 6 teams in tow, the Coyotes (1-0) move forward with confidence as they begin their quest for a state championship.

“It makes us 1-0 going into Fremont,” Price said. “We’re gonna celebrate tonight. But we have to prepare for a new opponent.”