REED CITY — It’s beginning to look a lot like football at Reed City.

With practices officially starting on Aug. 8, the Coyotes were getting ready for the preseason with a week-long camp starting this past Monday.

Coach Monty Price and his staff has been working with around 50 players, from freshmen through varsity, at the practice field for two hours in the morning this week.

“We had a good mix of young kids interested in playing,” Price said. “It’s all the basics We’re working on the fundamentals with blocking and tackling. It’s a simple introduction to the Reed City football program. We’ll introduce some of the basics of offense and defense. It will be the basics, more fundamentals.”

Freshman Robert Yates, an inside linebacker and tight end, said developing “skills” as a player ins among the key aspect of this week’s camp.

Next week is the final week before practices start.

“After this week, it’s back to strength and conditioning,” Price said.

The Aug. 8 camp will open at midnight.

The Coyotes have engaged in various 7-on-7 passing camps during the summer. They were scheduled for one on Tuesday at Cadillac and this Thursday at Morley Stanwood.

“It will wrap up with our camp on Friday,” Price said.

The season opens at home with Big Rapids on Aug. 26.