It's a special season for Reed City's Porter Selfridge
REED CITY - He's been playing soccer 10 years and this marks his fourth with the Reed City varsity team.
But senior Porter Selfridge is looking for this to be a very special season for the Coyotes.
The previous three seasons, "I feel was a lot of learning," Selfridge said. "We were a lot more about being family last year and we carried it into this year."
His role on the field this year is "I hold the line for the offense and the last line of defense before the goalkeeper," Selfridge said. "You want to watch your lines and try to get an offsides on that so we can get the play and can get the ball up quick. You want to make sure it gets away from the goalkeeper and we can get it up to our midfielders."
When it comes to playing, Selfridge focuses on adapting to the situation.
It was a complicated preseason for Selfridge and the Coyotes because of the COVID pandemic and on-and-off restrictions regarding the governor's executive order and MHSAA stipulations.
"We are still working as if it was a normal season," Selfridge said at that particular time.
The Coyotes had a chance to play up in McBain, a phase 5 area, before soccer was allowed to go at 100 percent in this area.
"I feel the best thing we had to show from McBain were our freshmen, there's a lot of promise," Selfridge said after the first game. "I'm hoping this will be the best team I play on."
Selfridge has been primarily focusing on soccer.
"I like the people who are in it, and it keeps me in shape," he said.
The Coyotes are scheduled to play at Tri County today. They are at Hart on Monday, home with Fremont on Tuesday and at Big Rapids on Thursday.