Jones concludes strong football season for Coyotes

REED CITY — When the football season ended, the Reed City Coyotes graduated many seniors whose shoes will be hard to fill in the future.

That includes running back Andre Jones, who had several 100-plus games in rushing yards.

The Coyotes finished at 10-1 after a 21-14 loss to West Catholic in the district finals. A major highlight was a 50-27 win over Manistee in the predistricts when Jones scored four touchdowns.

“We came out kind of sluggish if that’s what you want to call it,” Jones said after that game. “We have to get our act together.”

The Coyote offense, with a strong line and diversified backs like Jones, Collin Hatfield and Logan Straub, were able to amass plenty of points this year.

“The line did amazing,” Jones said after the Manistee game. “We got the key blocks. The results showed.”

Jones noted it was no secret on what was the key all season for the Coyotes’ high scoring offense

“Run, run, run, that’s what we do all day, run,” he said. “We block, we block hard.”

The key was for someone to try stop the Coyotes. West Catholic, trailing 14-7 at halftime, outscored Reed City 14-0 in the second half.

It was another postseason where the Coyotes entertained their fans.

“It’s a different season and a different atmosphere,” Jones said. “I can’t explain how everything is on the line. If you lose, you’re done, especially as a senior.”

The Coyotes were hoping to play longer in November, But they still had two memorable games at home.

“We love playing at home. It’s a great atmosphere here,” he said.