Undefeated Reed City set for showdown against Newaygo

BACK TO THE GRIND: Reed City’s offense hopes to have big night against Newaygo. (File photo)
BACK TO THE GRIND: Reed City’s offense hopes to have big night against Newaygo. (File photo)

HOLTON — The battle of the unbeatens is set for Reed City Friday night.

Newaygo comes to town against the defending CSAA football champions.

Both teams will enter the game at 3-0 and the winner could have the inside track on the league crown.

Meanwhile, the points came in a big way for Reed City’s football team in a 60-21 win over Holton on Friday.

The Coyotes rushed for 400 yards on the ground to improve to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the CSAA. Reed City was led by T.J. Jones, who carried 11 times for 144 yards and two touchdowns while quarterback Chad Samuels had 78 yards and two scores on the ground.

Johnathan Green added 47 yards on seven carries with a pair of touchdowns while Travis French carried seven times for 30 yards and a touchdown.

Ryan Willis caught the team’s lone pass for 28 yards. Joshua Saez also got the Coyotes on the board with a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown.

“We made an impact up front in creating holes for our back,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “We showed up offensively and I was very pleased with our effort.”

Reed City was led defensively by Jake Vincent with 10 tackles and Kyle Wright with five tackles.

Price after two games, despite the 2-0 start, was far from being contented with his team’s overall play.

“I thought we played much better (against Holton),” Price said. “Our offensive production was much better. We were much more efficient. We had a challenge for our offensive line. We have a little work to do. But I’m much happier with our effort and execution.

“All 30 kids contributed and played a very sound game for us.”

Price saluted his offensive line.

“They came out from the opening drive and we took it all the way down the field,” he said. “We executed and did so much better. Defensively, we had three or four turnovers.”

The Coyotes are in action on Friday when they host Newaygo.