REED CITY – Reed City boys soccer coach Chris Maddox will miss some key seniors who graduated from this year’s team.

But he’s hoping to have some standout players returning including junior Aiden Mieras, who was a first-team all-district performer with 13 goals and seven assists.

“This definitely was a growth season,” he said, after Reed City’s last game, a loss to Hart in the district. “It wasn’t our strongest season. We’re very new. We have room to grow. But we grew a lot.”

The Coyotes started practicing in June and July before they even knew if there would be a season.

“We thought we would only have eight games,” Mieras said. “But we came off the field with 19 or 20.”

Mieras said he definitely improved from last season.

“It was teamwork and working the ball up the field,” he said.

Mieras, a forward, is focusing on improving next season.

“We want to stay bonded on the field,” he said. “We lose a crucial chunk of our team. But next year, I’m hoping with this year’s team, we learned a lot so we can be a substantial team.”

Mieras also runs track and field and is looking forward to a spring season.