Jobes’ pass catching talents sparked Coyotes to key win


REED CITY — The Reed City football team of 2014 will be remembered for many things, including a fourth straight Central State Activities Association Gold Division title and the school’s first ever district crown.

The play of Patrick Jobes also will be remembered for a long time.

When the Coyotes beat Chippewa Hills 22-21 for that elusive title, Jobes, a senior receiver and defensive back, had four catches for 80 yards and a touchdown.

“He’s been our go-to guy in the air and has done a very good job for us,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “He is one of our best defenders as well.”

It was probably one of Jobes’ best offensive games this season.

“I dropped a couple of passes I should have caught,” he said. “I had a good game offensively. I caught the ball when we needed it, made a couple of first downs and got a touchdown.”

The passing progressed during the year, Jobes said. The talented offense had several high scoring games this season.

“You have to execute everything you do,” he said. “If it’s a pass play or block, I have to run as hard as I can, make the run, make the catch.”

As a receiver, “I feel I get open pretty good,” Jobes said.

The best game, prior to the regional final against West Catholic, which the Coyotes lost 56-28, may have been the second Newaygo game, Jobes indicated. The Coyotes avenged a regular-season loss to the Lions with a 32-13 win.

“From start to finish, everyone played as hard as they could,” he said.

The three weeks of playoff action was fun for the Coyotes.

“It’s amazing, normally we’re playing basketball already,” Jobes said as the team prepared for West Catholic.