Maddox completes first season as soccer coach

REED CITY - Chris Maddox was in his first season as Reed City boys soccer coach and the Coyotes were 4-15-1 overall and seventh in the CSAA.

"I think we met our expectations we set out before the season," Maddox said. "We wanted the team to improve every week. Myself and the coaching staff believe that we did that. Our record may not indicate our improvements, but they are there. The top highlights were staying in games, and always having a chance. We were in every game this year.

"I am not disappointed about our season, we did have a couple of weeks where injuries made us change some of our plans, so I would say that was our challenge."

Reed City will graduate six seniors.

'Our top senior we lose is Ethan Maddox who is a four-time all-conference, three-time All-District player," Chris Maddox said. "He is a tremendous player that can play anywhere on the field. He scored 24 goals this year for us. Then we lose Kam Horchner and Ty Brocker, both captains and who gave us nine goals and 10 assists combined. These 3 players on the offensive side of the ball can make things happen, so to have them graduate is going to be rough.

"On defense, losing Max Selfridge, Josh Hamilton and Zach Hamilton will sting, as these three players always provide solid minutes and know how to make the system work. To fill those shoes will be difficult being that they have all played four years of varsity soccer. We return Jordan Lofquist (all-conference and all-district), Aiden Mieras, Parker Benedict and Raymond Penney. I believe that these four have a lot to bring to the rest of the team and are all willing to take the next step. Losing 33 goals from three players graduating will be tough to replace, but next year we will come out just as hungry as we did this year, but only younger and faster."