Former Reed City football standout intercepts pass vs. Stanford

Jackson Price, Phillip Jones-Price have huge games in opener

REED CITY -- Two former Reed City football standouts had big games in their 2022 collegiate debuts on Saturday.

The Colgate Raiders had a tough game on Saturday to open the season at Stanford on Saturday, falling to the host Cardinals 41-10.

But it was a big day for former Reed City Coyote Jackson Price, who had one interception, one unassisted tackle and two assists. Colgate netted a field goal off of Price’s interception.

He entered this season with career stats of seven total tackles, 13 solos, two passes broken up; one forced fumble, one quarterback hurry; and one punt return for minus 6 yards.

“We’re looking forward to his senior season,” Jordan Belfiori, Colgate’s defensive coordinator said coming into the season. “He’s a guy we’ll lean on heavily toward the safety position.”

Price’s brother and fellow former Reed City teammate Philip Jones-Price, had a touchdown for Albion College on Saturday in helping his team to a 52-0 win over Carthage College.

An 18-yard run from Jones-Price put the Britons in total control with a commanding 28-0 lead in the second quarter. It was his fourth career touchdown in three seasons.

He had 47 yards rushing on 10 carries plus one pass catch for 11 yards.

“It was a great feeling and a great experience to be back out there,” Jones-Price said. “We’ve been working hard and we ended up winning big. It was huge for us. It sets the tone for the rest of the season.”

Jones-Price was coming off a shoulder injury that kept him out of the playoffs last season.

“It’s great to be playing ball again and get back into the swing of things,” Jones-Price said. “I’m playing well overall. I want to keep it going. I caught the pass out of the backfield for a first down. That got the crowd in it. It was good to play another opponent instead of playing against each other.”

Dustin Beurer is Albion’s head coach.

“He’s been battling those shoulder injuries,” Beurer, said of Jones-Price coming into the season. “He came back last year and was coming on strong but before our playoff game, his shoulder injury reoccurred.

“He’s one of a kind. He’s one of the best kids I’ve ever been around in terms of personality and coachabililty.

Price’s and Jones-Price’s dad, Monty Price, is Reed City’s former football coach and currently head coach at Belding.