Coyotes take part in blocking camp, passing sessions

REED CITY — Dead week is over, it’s back to football.

Reed City’s football team was back at workouts starting on Sunday. All sports were in action last week in order to comply with the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s mandate.

Junior Mark Wcislo is a fullback, linebacker and defensive end for the Coyotes and is working to get ready for varsity action. On Sunday, it was a two-hour workout with the conditioning session that also included lifting tractor tires.

On Monday, Reed City had a blocking camp, followed by a passing practice to get ready for the 7-on-7 session Tuesday at Cadillac.

“We’re a blocking team, running through all these drills helps us out,” Wcislo said. “It gives us ready with our technique.”

Coach Monty Price was happy with the participation at his blocking camp on Monday.

“It’s all blocking fundamentals,” Price said. “Any kid in our community that wants to come out and learn basic football fundamentals in terms of blocking, it’s an opportunity for them to come to camp and do some work.”

Monday was the second of seven sessions. The next one will be this Wednesday.

Passing camps started on Tuesday at Cadillac. Thursday, Reed City has a camp at Lake City. Next week, Reed City is at Cadillac Tuesday and Lake City Thursday. A passing camp is set for July 28 at Beal City.

“July’s been pretty busy,” said Price, adding that the turnout to the Coyote sessions have been impressive.

“We’ve had our best numbers in my 14 years of coaching, to be honest with you,” he said. “Attendance has been good. We’re still working on toughness and strength.”

A week-long skills camp starts in late July.