REED CITY — Midnight madness kicked off another preseason for Reed City football on Monday.

The Coyotes are in their first week of practice to gear up for a season that starts Aug. 28 at Baldwin.

“I thought it went pretty well,” junior quarterback Derrick Rasor said. “You get really hyped for this. I think it’s a lot of fun.”

Players are on school grounds until Thursday and stay overnight at the school.

“We focused on our pass game with a little bit of defensive pursuit,” Reed City coach Monty Price said after the midnight practice. “It’s a tough one at midnight. We try to just focus on the pass game.”

Shoulder pads go on Wednesday and Thursday. Monday and Tuesday are practices just with helmets.

“Ever since we started midnight madness, because it’s midnight, we try to shorten our practice,” Price said.”Pass game for us isn’t an integral part of our scheme offensively, so we can scale it down a little bit and get through what we need to within an hour.”

Reed City will go to Muskegon Catholic on Aug. 20, and will scrimmage, Shelby, Ludington and Montague.

The Coyotes are four-time defending Central State Activities Association champions. They have a 34-2 record from the past four regular seasons.