Reed City closes summer workouts with skills camp

football practice: Reed City football players go after the ball during skills camp this week. (Herald Review/John Raffel)
football practice: Reed City football players go after the ball during skills camp this week. (Herald Review/John Raffel)

REED CITY — Reed City’s summer workout schedule has gone from the blocking emphasis to new areas with this week’s skills camp that started Sunday and ends Wednesday.

“This one incorporates all kinds of skills,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “We have some defensive skills and fundamentals as well as more specific offensive skills. Our other camp solely focused on blocking.”

There were 40 attendees for this week’s camp.

“It’s not too bad. We have some kids on vacation and things of that nature,” Price said. “Thursday, we’re done and will continue to do our strengthening and conditioning until the 12th.”

Aug. 12 is the first day of official practices. The season opener is home Aug. 29 with Big Rapids.

“It’s been a very good summer,” Price said. “I’m very pleased with the effort from our kids. We have a thing we call 100 percent attendance. It speaks for itself and is for kids that come to everything we have scheduled. So far, there’s still some days left. We’ve had our best commitment and best turnout thus far since I’ve been at Reed City in 1999. The kids have really dedicated themselves and are working hard, and we have a lot sitting at 100 percent as we speak.”