Grannis reflects on strong football season for Reed City

REED CITY — Reed City’s football program recently put the cap on another banner season, while the Coyotes also look ahead to what could be a promising 2017.

Among the returning players will be two-way lineman Bryce Grannis, a junior this season.

His brother Eric is a former Reed City standout who is now an assistant coach.

“My brother played linebacker and I play center,” he said.

It was Grannis first year on the varsity but he also played center on the JV level. He’s played center his entire football life.

“It was my decision,” Grannis said. “My dad (Todd) also played center.”

Grannis felt his strength as a center was knowing when to block and who to block and reading the defense. The snap exchanges between Grannis and quarterbacks seemed to succeed on a consistent basis.

Reed City was 11-0 and Central State Activities Association Gold Division and district champions before losing in the regional finals to Menominee.

“We had a young offensive line,” Grannis said. “We did a lot of work in the offseason.”

The key to having success in the playoffs, Grannis said, “was hard work.”

Grannis’ next sport for the Coyotes will be golf in the spring.