Reed City competes in passing camp

Jackson Price gets set to pass the ball at a Ferris passing camp.
Jackson Price gets set to pass the ball at a Ferris passing camp.

REED CITY — It’s not exactly typical weather for football, but teams like Reed City are keeping busy this summer getting ready for the 2018 campaign. Reed City coach Monty Price had his team at Ferris State University on Thursday during a 7-on-7 passing tournament.

The Coyotes played five teams at the Ferris camp with their last opponent being Whitehall. Other opponents were Chesaning, Fremont, Orchard View and Montrose.

The Coyotes, like other teams, now enter next week’s MHSAA designated dead period. Summer activity will pick up after that.

Jackson Price and Jeffery Samuels were quarterbacks for Reed City on Thursday.

“I wasn’t happy with our effort,” Monty Price said. “We had a lot of guys who seem to not want to get it here and compete. But I guess that’s par for the course during the summer.”

The Coyotes have been spending a lot of time lifting and going at a few 7-on-7s plus Sunday Gladiator training camps. Price has been happy with turnouts. The Coyotes are coming off a season, when they claimed their seventh straight Central State Activities Association title, plus district and regional crowns and were in the state semifinals.

There will be more passing camps coming up. The Coyotes aren’t a passing-oriented team but Price still values the camps.

“We want to get our timing down and have kids learn the route, systems and plays,” Price said. “We’re looking for defensive work and being in the proper coverage and utilizing proper techniques, competing and playing hard.”