Four Reed City players picked for all-CSAA first-team

REED CITY — A unforgettable Reed City football season featured an 8-0 record in the Central State Activities Association for first-place honors and several Coyotes were rewarded with all-league honors announced recently by the CSAA.

For first-team honors, Dakota Gogolowski, Nate Kailing and Trent Sims were selected to the offense and Mike Bradford to the defense.

For second-team honors, Mike Barton and Justin Danneels were named to the offense and Eric Bradford and Jordon Rolston to the defense.

The special team included Glen Ryder from Reed City.

Matt Crysler was named to the offense for honorable mention.

Mike Bradford, as a safety, has 66 tackles in his junior season including two for losses, plus four pass breakups.

“He’s a fine competitor,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “He’s very athletic and had good ability to cover the pass.”

Rolston, a junior linebacker, recorded 78 tackles including one for a loss, plus a fumble recovery and two pass breakups.

“He has a good nose for the football,” Price said. “He can get to the ball and make the tackle.”

Eric Bradford, Mike’s twin brother, played cornerback and had 47 tackles with two for losses, plus two pass breakups.

“Eric sometimes was positioning against the other team’s best receiver,” Price said. “He did a pretty good job.”

Gogolowski, was a three-year varsity player and on offense played right guard and was a key blocker for the Coyotes’ in their dangerous running attack.

“He was a strong individual and did a good job this year,” Price said. “He’s a very strong individual. He gives us a push on the line of scrimmage and creates some holes.”

Kailing gained 943 yards on 127 carries for the Coyotes.

“He had a phenomenal year for us,” Price said. “He did a good job in running our inside trap.”

Sims gained 748 yards on the ground with nine touchdowns and also caught several key passes when the Coyotes used the passing game.

“Six of the nine games we had, because of the score of the game, we played only for about a half,” Price said. “His statistics are reflected by that.”

Sims rushed for more than 1,500 yards as a sophomore. He was hurt for several games and missed action as a junior.

Danneels, a junior, excelled as a center for Reed City.

“He did a good job for us,” Price said. “He’s responsible for helping us be in the right blocking scheme.”

Barton displayed strong leadership at quarterback for the Coyotes, Price noted, and was able to direct the offense on a consistent and effective basis.

Crysler was a left guard for Reed City. “ He’s a very strong lineman,” Price said. “He’s also very mobile. We put him at the left side and he did a very good job.”

Ryder, Price said, had a strong season with the specials team in his first year of high school football.