Price settling in as Reed City quarterback
REED CITY — Junior Jackson Price in his first year as Reed City’s starting quarterback and his Coyotes are 3-1 heading into Friday’s Homecoming clash with Tri County.
Price, whose dad Monty Price is the Reed City head coach, has also been playing defensive back for the Coyotes, who have won three straight, and are 2-0 in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division. The Coyotes have won six straight conference titles.
The Coyotes lost to Montague to open the season. They snuck past Newaygo 24-12 in the CSAA opener. Reed City struggled in some respect in that game, but have had two solid efforts the past two weeks against Fremont and Grant.
“We struggled a little bit, but we pulled through,” Price said after the Newaygo game. “Everybody kind of struggled. But we pulled through and got the W. We can play a lot better.”
Price acknowledged he was “a little nervous” when he started out the season at quarterback.
“I’m in the groove now and I’m comfortable,” he said.
Price considers himself more of a running quarterback on a team that focuses on the ground game.
“We throw the ball a little bit, but I’d say my running is the main thing,” Price said.
He ran for a 30-yard touchdown on the keeper against Newaygo. But he feels he’s quick enough to avoid the rush and to find open receiver.