REED CITY — It’s the third week of playoffs, and Reed City senior running back Phillip Jones-Price admits it’s a whole different atmosphere compared to the regular season

The Coyotes, 11-0, have a regional final game on Friday at Saginaw Swan Valley (9-1).

“With the regular season, we’re healthy and we definitely have more stuff we need to improve on,” Jones-Price said going into the playoffs.

He had six touchdowns in his team’s 48-0 predistrict win over Benzie Central and five in a 38-7 district title win over Clare.

“We’re definitely getting better each week,” he said. “Playoffs is a whole different atmosphere. It’s a whole different mindset for us. We’re in the playoffs. It’s a whole different mentality. We’re definitely going to get better.”

Besides Jones-Price the Coyotes have gotten strong running performances from the likes of senior Connor Agan, who has had some strong games at running back.

The key behind his team’s success has been “discipline and hard work,” Agan said.

“It’s his second varsity year. This team I think is a little bit better than last year’s, in fact more than last year.”

When he has the ball, Agan tries to use his power to get extra yards.

“We’re very confident,” Agan said.