Reed City senior having success as striker


REED CITY — Abe Angious is a senior for the Reed City boys soccer team that is giving the Coyotes a lift at striker.

He had an assist and a shootout goal in Reed City’s 5-4 victory over Newaygo last week.

It’s his fourth soccer season at Reed City and third year on varsity.

As a striker, Angious acknowledges that it’s basically his role to score.

“A lot of times I’m at mid to play defense and striker at the same time,” he said.

Reed City is 1-1 so far this season, losing its first game 8-0 to Tri-County and beating Newaygo in the second game.

“After the first game, we went towards it with the attitude we had last year,” Angious said. “We were nervous because they were a good team. The second game we said ‘Guys we’re a different team, we can do it. We’re not the same team as we were last year.’ And we did it. We stepped up there and scored in the first 30 seconds of the game. It was good.”

Angious has been happy with his improvement this season from last year.

“Coach last year would put me in positions I haven’t played before,” Angious said. “Now the coach knows what positions we’re good at and the positions we’re comfortable at. We’re working better.”

The striker position “is where our most footwork and skill goes out,” Angious said. “You have to go around the defense in order to score. I think it’s a real challenging position.”

Working with his teammates continues to be an area Angious will focus on.

Looking ahead “understanding how we attack the ball, how we defend it,” will be key factors for his team, he added.

The future looks bright, Angious indicated.

“Last year, Newaygo won against us 7-0,” he said. “This year, we won against them. We’re looking for a very positive season, much better than last year. We have to play together, play smart, have fun, and focus on the game.”