Reed City junior quarterback anxious to start football season

REED CITY — Derrick Rasor is focusing on making the transition from the junior varsity to varsity for Reed City football and is coming off a profitable summer season.

Rasor was quarterback for the junior varsity and is waiting to see what his role will be on the varsity. During the summer, he’s been busy with 7-on-7 passing camps, blocking camps and other workouts. Last week, the Coyotes went through a four-day skills camp.

All the summer activity has been helpful, Rasor added.

“All the competitiveness,” will be the biggest difference between junior varsity and varsity, he added.

Rasor hopes to be a diversified quarterback but indicated running the ball will be his strength out of the T-formation. Making cuts while he’s running the ball will be a strength.

His passing, “is getting better,” Rasor said. “It’s better than it was last year. My vision is better this year. I can find the receiver a lot better.”

Defensively, he’s working at safety. He’s been focusing on run coverage.

Practices officially start Monday. The opener is Aug. 28 at Baldwin. Reed City is defending district and four-time reigning Central State Activities Association champions.

“It will be a good season,” Rasor said. “We have a lot of players to help us on both sides of the ball.”