REED CITY – Senior lineman Teddy Cross and the Reed City football team continues to have a strong defensive season, which is why the Coyotes are 6-0 and entering the playoffs with plenty of confidence.

After the second week of the season. Cross was very confident after this team defeated Big Rapids at home. He had a fumble recovery return for a touchdown and a strong overall game.

‘That was a very powerful game,” he said. “We practice like we played so we got the win.”

Cross is a left offensive guard and right defensive tackle.

“I think I’m more of an offensive player than defensive player,” he said. “I give it my all both sides of the ball.”

Cross has been among the Reed City tackling leader in various games this season.

Like all teams, Reed City got off to a late start when the MHSAA initially decided to play in the spring before reversing itself and opting to return to the fall.

“We got back up and started running again,” Cross said.

But despite how well the team has been playing, things could always get better, Cross agreed.

“We need to improve on tackling,” he said.

The Coyotes usually thrive with postseason football and hope it’s the case again this year. It’s a six-week playoff because of the shortened regular season. Reed City will host Cheboygan (0-6) on Friday in a first-round district game.

The Coyotes have a high enough computer point average to host four playoff games (three district and one regional) provided they keep winning.