Bush having strong season for Reed City

REED CITY — No football game has been as big for Reed City in recent seasons than against Central State Activities Association Gold Division rival Chippewa Hills.

Junior linebacker and running back Mason Bush is fully aware of that and was ready to go Friday night when the Coyotes hosted the Warriors and won 58-29.

“Being 4-1, I feel great,” Bush said. “Going into the Chippewa Hills game, I feel good. We’re having a lot of confidence. We’re working well as a team lately.”

Against Chippewa Hills, whom the Coyotes narrowly beat twice last year, the key was “playing as a team, don’t give up, no dumb mistakes and execute on both sides.”

Bush has made some key defensive plays and turnover recoveries in Reed City’s four-game winning streak.

“We had a great all-around team effort,” he said after Reed City’s 54-6 win over Tri County the previous Friday. “We played as a team, first and second string. They just couldn’t stop our run or pass.”

As a linebacker, right now “I’m doing pretty good,” Bush said. “Some plays are getting a little rough, a little confusing. You have to pick the intensity back up.”

Bush has seen some action running the ball and “running hard.” But he also serves as a blocker.