Miller makes contributions for Reed City football team
REED CITY — It’s been another one of those seasons when the Reed City Coyotes, 9-0, and champions the fifth straight year of the Central State Activities Association, have been getting contributions from many players.
A good example was in the 48-0 homecoming win over Central Montcalm earlier this month.
Senior Gabe Miller had a interception and a touchdown catch for the winners in that game.
“It was a heads-up play on defense,” Miller, a safety/cornerback said of the interception. “I knew where the tight end was going to come and waited for him to come to the area.”
His 40-yard touchdown catch came at a key time.
“There was only one corner, no safety or linebacker and I saw the hole,” Miller said.
It was the first interception and touchdown of his career, so it’s a game Miller will remember for awhile.
He indicated a touchdown catch is probably more fun than an interception, especially because of the point value. But the interception was also extremely enjoyable.
The Coyotes allowed a combined 14 points in games six through eight.
“The defense has been playing solid,” Miller said. “We’ve had a lot of stops defensively.”
Chippewa Hills in week eight brought in a strong offense, but Miller and his teammate were confident of another strong defensive effort. The Coyotes turned out a 26-7 victory for the league title.
“Our offense and defense have been solid,” Miller said. “Offensively, we’ve had a lot of long gains.”
The playoffs open at home Friday night against Manistee.