Green eyes playoff success


REED ICTY — This is the time of year Jon Green and his Reed City football teammates cherish.

It’s playoff time and Green, in his three varsity seasons, has participated heavily for his team this time of year.

The Coyotes’ senior running back had another big game in Friday’s 32-13 win over Newaygo. He had 174 yards on 17 carries, plus one touchdown.

Getting a revenge win over Newaygo, which snapped Reed City’s 31-game regular-season winning streak in September with a 14-6 verdict, would come down, Green said ahead of time, to “everyone doing their jobs.”

After the loss to Newaygo, the Coyotes weren’t exactly looking for a rematch, Green said, and rather worried about the task at hand each week.

Reed City bounced back from a 28-14 loss to Schoolcraft to end the regular season.

“We were definitely looking past them,” Green said. “We didn’t play like we should have.”

Reed City plays at Chippewa Hills Friday night in the Coyotes’ bid for their first ever district title.

“The running game is going pretty good,” Green said, adding that the passing of Nolan Patterson from his quarterback spot has given the Coyotes another weapon.

Grene also is an outside linebacker. The defense, he said, has had some strong games, “but we could play better.”