Reed City baseball-football player hoping to get started sometime

Isaac Williams is both a football and baseball player for Reed City. (Courtesy photo)

Isaac Williams is both a football and baseball player for Reed City. (Courtesy photo)

REED CITY – Isaac Williams was looking at possibly being a quarterback for Reed City during the football season.

He will have to wait until next spring.

Despite the ongoing COVID pandemic, Williams and the Coyotes had been working on football as much as possible. But on Friday, the MHSAA decided to move football to the spring season.

He played on the junior varsity level as a backup and then was on the varsity last year as a backup to Jeffrey Samuels, who had graduated.

This gives Williams a shot to be No. 1.

As a runner from his quarterback spot, Williams hopes to use his quickness to be effective. He also plays cornerback on defense.

Williams, who will be a junior, was slated to be on the baseball team, which didn’t have a spring season because of the pandemic. He participated in some summer workouts with coach Eric Grannis.

“We warm up and do some throwing field and hitting, that’s about it,” he said after one summer workout at the high school baseball field.

Williams has been a shortstop.

The summer was an unusual one with conditioning workouts which don’t allow contact because of the virus.

“But it’s better than nothing,” Williams said.

At one time, there was talk about switching baseball and football seasons. But it’s been ruled out by the MHSAA as an option. Baseball stays in the spring but football could be moved to a March-April date if necessary, the MHSAA said. Baseball would start after spring football.

“Obviously, you prefer to have them in their same seasons as usual,” Williams said.