REED CITY\u00a0\u2014 Reed City lost 21-14 to Grand Rapids West Catholic Friday in the district final. But it was a memorable season for Coyote players, including senior Mykel Dillard. Dillard had one of three interceptions the Reed City defense recorded in a winning performance Oct. 30 against Manistee 50-27 in the Division 5 predistrict round. That win put Reed City in the district final. It was Dillard\u2019s second varsity season. As a safety, he had a key pass breakup late in the game against Big Rapids. He also had an interception in the opener against Baldwin. While most opponents focused on the run, Dillard said he saw passes from opponents sometimes. \u201cIf they have a spread offense, they throw a lot,\u201d he said, adding the key to being an effective safety was \u201cto stay deep and don\u2019t let them get deeper than you.\u201d It was Dillard\u2019s first year at safety. He said he worked at \u201ctechnique, being focused and knowing that I\u2019m doing on defense.\u201d Along with being a defensive back, he also saw action at wide receiver. The Coyotes didn\u2019t throw extensively in a run-oriented offense, but Dillard had some catches. As a receiver, Dillard said his role was to \u201cspread the field pretty much,\u201d and that blocking has been a strength along with his speed. The Coyotes finished at 10-1. \u201cIt\u2019s been really fun,\u201d Dillard said after the regular season.