Sophomore making key contributions for Coyote attack


REED CITY — Logan Straub continues to make key contributions for the Reed City football team in his sophomore season.

Straub had 58 yards rushing on eight carries while contributing to a strong Coyote defense as an inside linebacker in a 46-25 nonleague victory over Grandville Calvin Christian, recently.

For the Coyotes against Grant last Friday, Straub passed the 50-yard rushing mark again and scored a touchdown. Defensively, his goal is to back up the defensive line and make the key tackles.

It’s Straub’s first varsity season.

“I think I’ve done pretty good but I think I could do better,” he said, “especially in reading my keys better.”

The Coyotes got close to 500 yards rushing led by Andre Jones and Jon Green. But Straub also picked up some good yardage against Calvin Christian.

“Collin Hatfield got hurt so I replaced him,” Straub said, adding that when he does have the chance to run the ball, he has the strength to “run people over.”

Being in a backfield with talented teammates makes it easier, he said.

“Not everyone is keying on one person,” Straub said. “They have to watch out for each of us.”

The Coyotes were coming off a 14-6 loss to Newaygo the previous week, which snapped a 31-game winning streak during the regular season.

“It was nice to get this win,” Straub said after the Calvin Christian game. “It’s important because everyone is looking out for us now in the conference and everything.”

The key in upcoming weeks will be “effort in the first half and getting it together,” Straub said.

Reed City is home this Friday against Big Rapids.