Reed City football players set for final regular season game

REED CITY  —  Chad Samuels will be playing his last regular-season game at quarterback Friday night when the Coyotes are at White Cloud in Central State Activities Association action.

Andre Jones, meanwhile, has two seasons left but, like Samuels, he’s anxious to get the job done right away.

Samuels headed into last week’s homecoming game with Central Montcalm confident the Coyotes could keep taking care of business.

They won 48-14 over Central in their homecoming game.

“We have to stay focused,” Samuels said. “It’s a big week, a fun week. We have a lot to think about. We have to focus about getting this win, it’s a big one.”

Against White Cloud this week,”we have to get a win week 9 to wrap up the CSAA,” Samuels said.

Samuels has also played cornerback on defense.

“I think we’ve progressed a lot as a team,” he said. “There’s great team chemistry. Our O-line is doing amazing. It’s going good right now.

“We’re working on everything...our blocking schemes and our routes, putting in new plays, anything that will help us win games.”

Samuels and his team have been doing plenty to help their team win games. The Coyotes have, in most recent Associated Press polls, been ranked No. 6 in the state.

“I’m pretty happy the way I’m playing right now,” he said. “As a team, we’re playing good. It’s fun going (undefeated) so far and it’s fun to play that type of football.”

Samuels has had a blocked punt return for a touchdown.

“It’s different scoring on defense than offense,” he smiled. “It’s a lot of fun. Defensive scores are big.”

Andre Jones, a sophomore, has two more seasons as a Coyote but he’s hoping that year No. 1 will have many more weeks ahead of it and will lead to some outstanding successes.

“We’re focusing on stopping their quarterback and pulling off a win,” Jones said. “Our offense is good. I think we run the best T in our division.”

Jones said he’s met his expectations in terms of running the football. He and Jon Green, plus others, have formed a strong Coyote running attack.

“Just find the hole, follow your blockers and take off,” is what Jones admits has made him such a strong runner this year.

Perhaps the best game in the first seven the offense played was against Newaygo, Jones acknowledged.

“We want to work hard, have no letdowns, no matter what the game is,” he said. “We want to come out with a 9-0 season so we have to go hard.”