Reed City football team to be tested in scrimmage

Reed City football players share a few laughs prior to practice but it's all business moments later during Monday workouts. (Herald Review/John Raffel)
Reed City football players share a few laughs prior to practice but it’s all business moments later during Monday workouts. (Herald Review/John Raffel)

REED CITY — The season opener against Big Rapids is coming up Aug. 29 but the Reed City football team will be focusing on the scrimmage this Thursday to get ready for the season.

Coach Monty Price was generally happy with what his team got done the first week.

“We got a lot accomplished,” he said. “I thought our kids were a little lackadaisical ... it wasn’t quite as intense and up tempo as I would have liked. But we finished it out with a great Saturday practice. We’re on pace to be where we need to be. We just need to be a little more focused and practice with a little more

passion.”

The scrimmage is at Muskegon Catholic Central Thursday night. Montague, Shelby, MCC, Cadillac and Ludington will be there. Reed City will scrimmage MCC, Shelby and Montague.

“That’s not too shabby,” Price smiled. “We have to see where we at and where we need to go. We love our scrimmage because we think it’s a very good test. Those three programs (that they’re playing) speak for themselves.”

Reed City coaches have ideas on their starting offensive and defensivelineup “but truly, it comes down to the evaluation at the scrimmage,” Price said.

“We’re going live against another team and see what those kids have to offer and what they’re capable of contributing. We have an idea of what we’re looking at but now we have to finalize it.”

The Coyotes are coming off two 9-0 regular seasons and CSAA titles.