Coyotes reach perfection
Reed City finishes regular season undefeated for first time since 1966
LAKEVIEW — The Reed City football team has done something no other team has done in school history — go 9-0.
The Coyotes completed the perfect season after a 54-8 win over Lakeview that gave them the outright Central State Activities Association title with an 8-0 record. Reed City will find out Sunday night who its first opponent will be in the Michigan High School Athletic Association playoffs.
The only other team that went unbeaten for a season in Reed City history was the 1966 team which went 8-0.
“What this means is these young men set out and accomplished that goal,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “I’m very privledged to have the opportunity to coach them.”
Reed City racked up 507 yards on the night, including more than 100 yards in the air. The Coyotes led 22-0 at the end of the first quarter and 30-8 at halftime.
“Everything was going our way,” Price said. “All cylinders were functioning at the same time. Everyone executed efficiently. It was our night.”
The Coyotes’ Nate Kailing led the rushing attack with nine carries for 133 yards. Trent Sims had four carries for 67 yards and one touchdown, while also catching a pass for a score.
Mike Barton was 3-for-3 throwing the ball for 63 yards, while Chad Samuels added another 50 yards in the air.
Dakota Gogolowski paced the defensive effort with seven tackles. Jake Vincent and Jordon Rolston each had six stops.