Reed City senior shines for football team

Reed City's Blake Naggy (2) goes for the ball against Manistee on Friday.

Reed City's Blake Naggy (2) goes for the ball against Manistee on Friday.

Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – An new name of sorts for the Reed City Coyotes, but one which has made significant contributions to a team, which is 9-1 and owners of a nine-game win streak is senior Blake Daggy who has been leading the team in defensive stats, but also has displayed his offensive talents.
Daggy played a key role in a 36-14 win over Reed City on Friday against Manistee.
“I thought we played iffy if the first half but picked it up in the second half and kind of shut the door on them,” he said.
Daggy plays wide receiver on offense but his first two catches came during week 10 in the playoff game.
“I can used my height and my speed,” he said. “I can usually get over most kids.”
Daggy has proven he can be a reliable receiver but it’s his defensive talents which have especially sparked the Coyotes to success.
He’s an outside linebacker and said his strength has probably been “my speed and being able to see the outside so I can get outside,” Daggy said.
Among the memorable plays Daggy has been involved with was a forced fumble earlier in the year and a couple of sacks.
“I had one 20 yards against BR, which was probably my favorite out of all of them,” he said.
It’s Daggy’s second year on the Reed City varsity and he’s been seeing more playing time.
The 9-1 Coyotes are home for a district title game on Friday against a 7-3 Montague team.
“The key has been being united as a team and working together,” Daggy said. “Our running back corps is pretty good. Our defense has shut them down.”