REED CITY – Sophomore Seth Jackson and the Reed City Coyotes were getting ready for another huge football game at home on Friday.

It was the Coyotes (9-0) vs Freeland (8-1) for the Division 5 regional title.

Reed City advanced into the fourth week of the playoffs when Kingsley forfeited prior to the district title game due to COVID related circumstances. But high school sports got shut down three weeks on Sunday by the state because of the pandemic. What this means for the rest of the season remains to be seen.

Jackson has had an extraordinary season for Reed City as a safety and receiver.

After six regular season games, Jackson had five interceptions, plus a pick-six.

“You just have to read your keys,” he said. “It starts there.”

He’s also caught some memorable touchdown passes.

“But I like playing safety since we’re mostly a run offense team, “ he said. “I like having my time on defense; read where the balls going and I go up and get it.

“I have a wide receiver coach whom I love a lot. He treats me very well. He tells me how to do it all.”

Even after the regular season, Jackson knew the Coyotes were on the verge of something special.

“It’s been a great season,” he said. “We play as a team and we win as a team.”