REED CITY — The football postseason is just around the corner, but before that can happen, local teams have to forge through the final two weeks of the regular season.

In his second season at the helm for Reed City, coach Scott Shankel has his Coyotes at an unblemished 4-0 record as they prepare to play Fremont on the road.

RC most recently defeated Newaygo 70-40 last Friday on homecoming night, rushing for 646 yards as a team and scoring eight touchdowns in the process — all on the ground.

“Offensively we played really well, other than a few turnovers in the first half,” Shankel said. “We moved people on the line of scrimmage all night. Very pleased with how the offensive line made holes and opened up a lot of running lanes for the backs.”

Shankel said his defense settled down in the second half and played much better than it did during the opening 24 minutes of action.

The Coyote coach said some things will need to be cleaned up defensively before his team plays Fremont.

“Finishing every play, tackling better, getting to the ball on defense and competing better in practice,” Shankel said. “Overall, I am pleased with every player on the team during all the craziness that we have dealt with this season.”

Going forward, Shankel said he wants his players to get every opportunity to play.

Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

Lake City vs. Pine River

After defeating Manton by 22 points to begin the season nearly one month ago, Terry Martin’s Pine River squad has dropped three consecutive games.

The Bucks will have a chance to steer their ship back in the right direction when they host the Lake City Trojans at 7 p.m. Friday evening.

Martin said defensive miscues and turnovers were primary reasons for his team’s 56-36 loss at the hands of Houghton Lake last week.

“We have to play better as a team and trust the players around us,” Martin said.

In order to get ready for Lake City, Martin’s players will be focusing more on defending the pass much more than in recent weeks.

“Lake City has a great number of athletes to utilize,” Martin said. “They throw the ball more than anyone we have seen so far this season.”