Reed City senior set to make major contributions for basketball team


REED CITY  — Patrick Jobes is in his second varsity boys basketball season and is hoping to make major contributions to the Reed City attack as a senior.

Jobes saw some action last year on a team that graduated a lot of its star talent.

“I feel like going into this year, I’ve gotten a lot better,” he said. “I didn’t play a lot through my high school career.”

Last year, Jobes said his role was to bring energy off the bench and play good defense. He was a guard and figures on focusing on that this season.

Reed City started the season last week. Jobes and other players were into their fourth week away from football season.

“I think everyone is in basketball now,” he said. “Everyone has turned over and are playing basketball.”

The Coyotes entered the practice season with some bumps and bruises.

“We have a few people that aren’t at 100 percent but they’re ready to give it their all,”Jobes said,  prior to the season opener.

The Coyotes were 1-1 last week, losing to Cadillac and beating Tri County.

Jobes figures the Coyotes will be “decent” with the height factor.

Jobes said his strength will probably be his defense. He wants to improve on shooting and dribbling.

Reed City plays Evart Wednesday and is at Newyago Friday to resume the CSAA season.

“Big Rapids will probably be another tough team we see again, plus Newaygo,” Jobes said. “They’ll be tough teams all around.”