REED CITY \u2014 It\u2019s been easy for Reed City\u2019s boys soccer team to get that first goal of the game. But dominating the action after that has been another matter. Seth Phelps opened the scoring for Reed City (0-8, 2-14) in Monday\u2019s Central State Activities Association game against Grant (6-3, 7-4). But the Tigers exploded for the next nine and ended the game at halftime, 9-1, on the mercy rule. \u201cWe started off slow, but then we came on and started playing our game,\u201d Grant coach Ron White said. \u201cWe have a young team. We only have four seniors and a majority of them are sophomores and freshmen.\u201d Cesar Hernandez notched Grant\u2019s ninth goal with less than two minutes to play in the first half. Dakota Arsenault had three goals for Grant while Christopher Barendreght and Miguel Ciseneros added two apiece. Tyler Naffziger also had a goal. \u201cThat team mercied us at Grant too,\u201d Reed City coach Doug Emington said. \u201cI see the boys in practice and I see the strides they\u2019ve made on the field. Not everybody knows that. Some of the people in the crowd probably noticed we\u2019ve passed the ball better than we have in a long time. We\u2019ve been working hard in stringing together passes. I witnessed that in the first half. It\u2019s like a different team.\u201d Phelps got the Coyotes off to a good start. \u201cThe wind was coming out of the southeast,\u201d Phelps said. \u201cMy team shot real fast and it hit off the backboard and it came through everyone. I grabbed it, took it to the right side of the field. It had just enough backspin on it that ,the wind grabbed it, it hit the post and went it.\u201d Javi Jasso was the winning goalkeeper. Silas Schultz was keeper for Reed City. \u201cWe played good, but we need to get tighter on the other guys,\u201d Schultz said. \u201cWe\u2019ve come a long ways for a young team,\u201d Phelps said. \u201cI\u2019m very impressed with them.\u201d \u201cDespite the score, we\u2019re not hanging our heads,\u201d Emington said. \u201cWe\u2019re looking at the future.\u201d Reed City is at Kent City on Wednesday in CSAA action. The Coyotes lost to the Eagles in a shootout earlier this season.