Reed City soccer senior reflects on career
REED CITY – It was a unique two seasons of boys soccer for Reed City senior Anakin Andrus.
Reed City ended its season earlier this month with a 5-2 district loss to Hart.
But Andrus leaves the program with good memories.
“I think I was a really big underdog going in,” he said of last season. “After I scored my goal, my career skyrocketed from there and I made soccer a pretty important part of my life.”
The 2019 season was Andrus’ first for playing soccer.
“I wanted to get in shape for wrestling,” he said. “I wanted to do something new. Sometimes I hate being known as just a wrestler. I want to show I can do other things.”
Andrus played a center-forward for the Coyotes.
“I am in the middle of everybody and I regulate who the ball goes to,” he said. “I think it was what I was meant to do in soccer. I think I am a true team player and I am a really good observer. I can witness opportunities from afar. It’s a really good spot for me.
“I can work better at passing and practice at not looking at the ball all the time. I can be aggressive and I can communicate more.”
Andrus hasn’t been able to do any off-season wrestling activity since the COVID pandemic had an impact on so many things.
“I’ve been building muscle, I’ve been exercising and hanging with my friends and teammates,” he said.