Reed City continues dominance on offense against Newaygo

It was once again over at halftime for the Coyotes, who won 62-17

REED CITY—It was another game that was over by halftime for the Coyotes as Reed City dispatched Newaygo with relative ease on Friday night.

The Coyotes improved to 5-1 on the season with another blowout win on the year, beating Newaygo 62-17 after a 48-point first half.

"We were pretty dominant with offense, defense and special teams," coach Scott Shankel said. "We just had a total team effort again, we were a little a little banged up. We had some guys out today. So we had to make sure that we got up early and continue to stay on and that was, that was a game plan from the start."

The Reed City rushing attack was dominant, gaining 301 yards on 32 attempts. Bryson Hughes led the offense on the night with 89 yards on six attempts and two touchdowns. Jeff Ondrus rushed for 88 yards and a touchdown on six attempts. Noah Morgan ran for 56 yards and a touchdown on nine attempts. Andrew Kiaunis had 48 yards and a touchdown on seven carries. Overall the offense average 9.4 yards per carry.

The offensive line has been a major part of the offenses performance, providing large running lanes for the likes of Hughes, Morgan and Ondrus on the evening.

"We work a lot on coming off low and fast and just maintaining blocks," lineman Caleb Hetrick said. "We've also got a lot of size so that always helps, and we're pretty strong."

Quarterback Xavier Allen passed for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 5-6 passing to complete the offensive output for the Coyotes. Max Hammond caught two passes for 81 yards and a touchdown from 40 yards out. Bryson Hughes caught one pass for a 38-yard touchdown as well.

"Everyone expects run. That's that's the biggest thing with us," Allen said. "I think they underestimate how you don't send just one guy out on a pass. You can send three or four on a pass. I don't think they expected ever. It's really easy to bite and that's all it takes and it opens up."

Bryson Hughes' final touchdown of the game came just before the half on a 97-yard kick return that saw him stiff-arm a Newaygo defender before tip-toeing the sideline to put Reed City up 48-10 at the half. He totaled four touchdowns on the game.

Logan Langworthy led the defense in tackles with seven tackles including two tackles-for-a-loss. Max Hammond had two of the defense's four sacks.

On Friday, the Coyotes face a big test at home against undefeated Kent City.