Reed City cornerback set to have strong senior season

REED CITY — Brandon Evans is back for his senior football season at Reed City and is joining other teammates this week in the five-day Coyote team camp.

Evans played at cornerback for the Coyotes last year and started every game in a 9-0 regular-season that included the team’s fifth straight Central State Activities Association title. Reed City lost in the district finals to eventual Division 5 state champion Grand Rapids West Catholic.

He led the team in interceptions and had two returned for touchdowns. It was his first varsity season. He received most improved player honors, and thought he especially improved in coverage, reading the ball and jumping in on the play at the right time.

This is the final week of summer workouts. Practices officially started on Aug. 8. Evans has been focusing on making sure no offensive player gets behind him.

“You have to work hard every single day,” he said.

Along with cornerback, Evans anticipates seeing some action at wide receiver this season.

“I’m fast, have quickness, make fast cuts,” he said, adding he has capable hands, and will do some blocking for a run-oriented offense.

Reed City had around 60 players at its camp this week.

“It shows commitment and that everybody wants to work to get better,” Evans said. “It’s our first real camp of the year.”