Reed City receiver sparking the Coyotes' passing attack

Josh Saez of Reed City is about to make a circus grab of a fourth-down pass from quarterback Chad Samuels during Friday's win at Morley Stanwood. (Herald Review/John Raffel)
Josh Saez of Reed City is about to make a circus grab of a fourth-down pass from quarterback Chad Samuels during Friday’s win at Morley Stanwood. (Herald Review/John Raffel)

REED CITY — The passing game is alive and well for Reed City football, led by quarterback Chad Samuels.

But Samuels, who was 6-of-6 for 142 yards in Friday’s 46-7 victory over Morley Stanwood, is getting help from his receivers including Josh Saez who caught a couple of scoring strikes and had five receptions for 93 yards.

Saez is in his senior season as a running back and defensive back for Reed City.

“It feels good,” Saez said of his game agains the Mohawks. “Good routes, Chad usually always throws good balls, that’s all you need.”

Saez made a circus catch on fourth down to spark one key Reed CIty drive in the first half. Defensive interference was called on the defender but Saez still caught the ball.

“He had ahold of my jersey, I couldn’t jump but I got my arms up there and grabbed it,” Saez said.

He’s cornerback on defense.

“We stepped it up quite a bit from last week,” he said after the Morley Stanwood game, adding that the key is “wrapping up and making the tackles.”

Reed City is off to a 2-0 start and is home on Friday against Holton.

All regular season games count in the Central State Activities Association.

“We’re playing good ball but you always have room for improvement,” Saez said.