Reed City freshman recalls key goal in soccer victory


REED CITY — The boys soccer season has ended, but Sean Phelps won’t soon forget the last week of the regular season.

Reed City’s season ended with an 8-1 loss to Tri County in the district semifinal. But two days earlier, Reed City blanked Lakeview 3-0 in the first round of the district.

Only four minutes into the game, Phelps, a freshman, put in his first high school goal when Lakeview keeper Lucas Sweet couldn’t secure the ball. It couldn’t have come at a better time

“I had great help from my team,” Phelps said, adding it was the first scoring opportunity he had all season. “That goal brought us together as a team more. We work as a team and have fun, go out and hopefully win.”

It also was the best opportunity he’s had for a goal. But he made sure he took advantage.

It was a case of being patient throughout a challenging season, Phelps noted, and finally waiting for the opportunity to come.

Throughout the season, Phelps played at left wing.

“I have to say speed is one of my things,” he said. “I don’t get worn out too much. I’ve been working on my left foot a lot.”

The Coyotes were hoping to play Big Rapids in the district final but wound up facing Tri County instead. The season started and ended with losses to the Vikings.