Reed City wrestler eyes winning record

Noah Morgan looking to regain health

Noah Morgan



Pioneer photo/John Raffel

REED CITY – Reed City’s Noah Morgan has gotten off to a strong start for the Coyotes wrestling team and is looking forward to getting his health back and returning to the mat.

Morgan, a junior, was a key member of the Reed City Central State Activities Association Gold Division championship football team and has lately been helping the Coyotes on the mat. This is his sixth year of wrestling and third in high school.

He was 3-2 on Dec. 30 in the Reed City Holiday Rumble.

“You need to be physical,” Morgan said. “I’d like to have a winning record.”

Morgan has been inactive recently.

“Noah is in quarantine right now and hopefully he is back next week,” Reed City coach Roger Steig said. “He has turned his season around. The last time out he was 4-1.”

Morgan indicated the neutral position has been a key strength for him.

“I do a lot of takedowns,” Morgan said. “I think the team is pretty solid.”

Football and wrestling and two sports which complement each other, Morgan agreed.

Reed City wrestled on Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Lakeview Invitational.

For football, Morgan was a 5-foot-7, 200-pound running back who had 115 carries for 913 yards and 7.9 yards per carry last fall. He had 11 rushing touchdowns and one touchdown catch. He was also first team All-CSAA Gold Division.

“This was Noah's first year on varsity,” Reed City football coach Scott Shankel said. “Noah was a tough physical running back that had a tons of yards after contact. As the year went on he got better each game. Not only was he good at carrying the ball, but he was a good blocker for the other running backs.”