Reed City players earn all-CSAA football honors
REED CITY — It was a season in which the Reed City Coyotes won their fourth-straight conference title with a share of the Central State Activities Association Gold Division title.
The Coyotes also had their share of all-conference players announced recently.
The first team offense included T. J. Patterson and Ian MacDonald as linemen plus Jon Green and Andre Jones as running backs. The first team defense included MacDonald and Patterson as linemen, plus Taylor Pelton as a linebacker and Patrick Jobes as a defensive back.
The second team had Pelton as an offensive lineman and Logan Straub as a linebacker. The honorable mention list included Dylan Chrispell, Collin Hatfield, Chris Barton and Seth Root as Reed City reps.
Jon Green, a senior, in 12 games and 200 carries had 1,765 yards, 14 touchdowns and 8.8 yards per carry.
Andre Jones, a junior, in 12 games had 151 carries for 1,330 yards and 17 TDs with 8.8 yards per carry.
Patterson was a senior with 12 games at left tackle. “He helped us amass almost 5,000 total yards,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “He played a significant role in allowing us to gain over 300 yards on the ground against a very solid West Catholic team. Defensively, he was dominating at defensive line, (with) 66 tackles, three (tackles for loss) and two sacks.”
MacDonald, a senior, in 12 games on the offensive line “was a right guard who helped us amass almost 5,000 total yards,” Price said. “Defensively, he was a dominating defensive lineman with 49 tackles, seven (tackles for loss), four sacks and was first team all-conference.”
Pelton, a junior, in 12 games had 117 tackles, seven for losses, one interception and one touchdown.
Patrick Jobes, a senior, in 12 games, had 94 tackles, three tackles for losses, five interceptions and one TD.
Straub, a sophomore linebacker, had 106 tackles, plus seven tackles for loss and one interception.
The honorable mention players also had key seasons.
Chrispell “filled in at center when Evan Skiver went down in Week 5,” Price said. “He has maintained that position for the remainder of the year. He is a big reason for the success of our trap game.
“Collin Hatfield is our unsung hero. He is a fine running back and our best blocker at that position. He missed two games offensively with injury.”
Hatfield, a junior, had 93 carries for 722 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Root was a right tackle.
“He’s physical and a smart lineman,” Price said. “He’s great at getting to the second level and getting great vertical push.”
Barton was a tight end. “He’s very good at drive blocking and setting the edge for our outside game,” Price said. “He’s a huge reason for our success off tackle and outside game.”