Reed City football team wins third straight game

Reed City coach Monty Price has his team ready for Menominee.
Reed City coach Monty Price has his team ready for Menominee.

GRANT — Reed City ran for over 330 yards in a convincing 32-7 win over previously undefeated Grant in Central State Activities Association Gold Association football action on Friday.

“I thought the boys played really well,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “They executed at a much higher efficiency than we have the first three games.

“I think it showed in our performance. Outside of a couple of plays where we missed a couple of tackles, I thought we did a heckuva job.”

Grant entered the game undefeated.

“They’ve got a pretty good dual threat quarterback,” Price said. “They have a lot of big guys on the line both sides of the ball. We were able to control the line of scrimmage and kept their quarterback and running back in check. We held them to under 200 total yards. I was very pleased with our defensive performance. We were able to move the ball and sustain drives and put 32 points on the board.”

Philip Jones had 19 carries for 183 yards and a touchdown. Zach Wirgau, Brandon Major and Connor Agan also scored on touchdown runs.

Reed City (3-1, 2-0) has its homecoming game with Tri County (0-4, 0-3) this week.

“Apparently they have switched their offense,” Price said. “They’re a Wing T team now, very similar to us. It will be a different look from them. They have a lot of size on their line and have a big running back. We’ll have to stop the run. It will be different than what we’re used to with Tri County. We usually tried to stop the pass.

“Now they’re running the ball. We run a similar offense so the kids see it all the time. In the past, they were spread. Now they’re under center with three backs, almost a mirror image of us.”