Coyote soccer team begins season Saturday

Reed City's soccer team has been conducting practices to get ready for the season that starts this Saturday. (Herald Review/John Raffel)
Reed City’s soccer team has been conducting practices to get ready for the season that starts this Saturday. (Herald Review/John Raffel)

REED CITY — A busy slate of games await the Reed City soccer team in the remaining days of

August. Coach Matt Webster’s squad will start action Saturday at the Leland Invitational.

Next week, the squad has road games Aug. 26 at Tri County, Aug. 27 at Newaygo and Aug. 29 at Lakeview,

The Coyotes have about 20 players signed up when they opened last week and Webster was hoping that’s where he could keep his team’s count.

Senior Wyatt Meese and junior Jacob Swales will be among the top players for the Coyotes.

When practices officially opened last Wednesday, Webster began immediate emphasis on first touch and ball control, plus ball handling skills and dribbling.

“But because we only have nine days before our first game. We’re doing a lot of game scenarios,” Webster said last week. “If I had more time, I’d be doing more fundamentals, but we’ll go less than half working fundamentals and the rest of time we’ll be in games.

“It’s not enough but we’ll make it work.”

Reed City’s first home game of the season is Sept. 4 with Tri County.