Morgan's magic: Noah leads the way for power Reed City rushing attack

Coyotes continue to rack up the yards on offense

Noah Morgan



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REED CITY – Noah Morgan continues to show how incredibly valuable he is to Reed City’s football attack.

A senior running back and defensive lineman Morgan, has been among the best offensive weapons for the Coyotes who took a 3-1 overall record and 2-1 conference mark into Friday’s Central State Activities Association showdown at Central Montcalm.

Morgan went into the Tri County game on week 2 expecting a tough challenge. T-C wound up with a 48-40 victory. Reed City has come back with wins over Chippewa Hills and Big Rapids.

It was his first season in 2021 and Morgan was impressive on both sides of the ball. So far after four games, he hasn’t missed a beat. In the 52-32 win over Big Rapids, he had seven carries for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

“I think we’re stronger than last year,” Morgan said. “We’re stronger and faster. We might be better in some areas.”

Morgan is a tough ball carrier to bring down in a Reed City offense that relies on the run, but the passing game netted 123 yards last week.

He’s been a noseguard on the defensive line.

“I just try to get to the guards so they don’t get to the linebackers,” Morgan said, adding he feels confident about his tackling abilities.”

Morgan is a talented three-sport athlete. She had an excellent junior season for the Reed City championship baseball team. He also wrestles. Whatever season it is, he’s ready.

“Noah had a great season last year and had a great summer,“ Reed City coach Scott Shankel said. “I’m expecting a lot from him. He runs hard and he’s deceptively  quick. He’s a load to bring down.”

Reed City is home against Newaygo next Friday.