Reed City center anxious to take on Menominee

Bryce Grannis
Bryce Grannis

REED CITY — Reed City senior lineman Bryce Grannis and his teammates are getting ready for another shot at Upper Peninsula power Menominee on Saturday in a Division 5 regional title game.

Grannis and his fellow Coyotes are obviously looking for different results this season.

Reed City (10-1) claimed its second straight district title 34-7 over Clare on Friday and will be at home 6 p.m. against Menominee (8-3).

Grannis has been Reed City’s center for the past two seasons. After the regular season, as the Coyotes were preparing for the playoffs, Grannis reflected on a start which included a loss to Montague in the opener.

“After the first two games, it was a little rough,” he said. “Then we got rolling. We started focusing on our blocks a lot more.”

He missed the Chippewa Hills game because of a knee injury, but considers that as his team’s best offensive line performance of the first nine games. The win ignited the Coyotes to their seventh straight Central State Activities Association title.

“Discipline,” is the key to keep having success,” Grannis said.

This marks Reed City’s third appearance in a regional title game. The Coyotes would advance to the state semifinal for the first time with a win. But his team’s playoff experience has definitely been helpful, Grannis said.

“A home field, it’s a big atmosphere,” he said. “The home crowd gets into it, the same with our student section.”