Root invests valuable time in summer football workouts

REED CITY — Seth Root and his Reed City football teammates are getting closer to the opening day of practices.

But there’s still plenty of work to do before Aug. 10.

Root and his teammates were in another blocking camp session on Monday at the Reed City practice field. The Coyotes start a skills camp next Monday, and then get ready for the first day of practice.

Root, a senior, is an offensive and defensive tackle, and started on offense last season.

He’s had 100 percent attendance with summer football so far this summer.

“We put in some plays at skills camp and there’s more to it,” Root said. “This week, it’s the basics.”

Root said he’s learning from his hometown experience that participation in summer activities will better prepare him for the regular practice season.

Reed City has won four straight Central State Activities Association titles, and Root agrees that success produces enthusiasm into the program.

Staying in shape is critical Root, agrees. Some key players graduated from last season’s team but there’s talent returning and coming up that should make the Coyotes a contender again, Root hopes.

Root also plays baseball and saw action on the summer team. He’s a first baseman and does some pitching.