REED CITY -- Senior Auston Major-Kailing has been playing a key role for the Reed City Coyotes and could play a key factor in upcoming contests.

Major-Kailing has been among the team's leading rushers.

He had 14 carries for 114 yards in a recent 52-24 win over Chippewa Hills.

"He's playing both sides of the ball," Reed City coach Scott Shankel said. "Major has been carrying the ball for us and had a good game against Fremont. He did a good job of taking the trap away (against Grant). He's a DB for us giving us good coverage."

Major-Kailing is seeing more action than he did a year ago.

His strategy as a running back "kind of depends what's needed at the time," he said. "I just use my blocks and go with that. We need to put our blocks together."

As a starting cornerback, for pass coverage, "we have to keep our guys in front of us," Major-Kailing said, "to make sure we get the tackle."

Stepping up team bonding is a key for the team to have success, Major-Kailing added.

The Coyotes play home against Central Montcalm on Friday.