REED CITY — Phillip Jones continues to assert himself as a key part of the Reed City Coyote offense.

Jones was an all-stater in football and has gradually established himself as a player the opponents need to keep an eye in upcoming games.

Along with being an effective floor leader, Jones, a junior, has been getting into the point column in recent games as one of the Coyotes’ top scorers.

The Coyotes were 4-17 last season but have turned it around this year. Reed City entered action this week at 8-7 overall and 6-4 in the Central State Activities Association’s Gold Division.

“It’s maturity,” Jones said. “Our chemistry is way better than last year. A lot of people are committed to the team. It’s a whole team effort. Everyone is contributing. We’re getting the job done as a team.”

As for his role, it’s to set up the offense,” he said. “Probably defense is a main thing.”

Jones said he’s improved in his confidence from last year. He wants to continue to improve in his scoring.

Reed City plays at Chippewa Hills on Friday.