Reed City freshman has season highlight at district tournament

REED CITY — The final match of the dual season for the Reed City Coyotes didn’t produce a victory against the Chippewa Hills Warriors. But it still provided some high moments for the Reed City program.

One of the biggest moments for Reed City came when Derrick Rasor came from behind and netted a huge pin against John Wixson at 135 pounds.

“He’s a freshman who’s a good the first period, it got away from him,” said Reed CIty coach Roger Steig. “He got his adrenaline going and he got fired up. He totally turned that match around.”

The win improved his record to 18-22. He is done competing for the season. But he thought his performance at team districts was one of his best of the season.

“I didn’t have a key,” he said. “I didn’t have it all in the beginning. It kind of came to me. He had a wrong move.”

Rasor has been happy with his performance as a freshman. He’s made significant progress since practices started in November.

“Some of the tournaments, I’ve been iffy on,” he said. “Some of the others, I’ve been pretty good.”

Rasor indicated he’s been strong on bottom work, while working on the top and on takedowns has been a main priority.

Rasor enjoyed being on a 20-10 team this season.

“We did really good,” he said. “We never let anything slip away, especially (in district finals).”