REED CITY \u2014 At a football program like the one at Reed City, the expectation is when the team graduates players or loses someone from the roster, the next man will step up. After losing Garrett Benson and Jordan Straub to graduation this offseason, Coyotes running back Jon Green knew he was the next man up for Reed City this season. If the Coyotes first game of the season against Big Rapids on Thursday, a 39-26 victory, is any indication, Green is more than ready to lead the Coyotes\u2019 rushing attack after piling up 191 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries on Thursday, with most of that damage coming in the first half of the game. \u201cIt\u2019s always good to win, especially against Big Rapids,\u201d he said. \u201cYou can\u2019t go in there thinking you\u2019re going to kick someone\u2019s (butt), but you have to go in with the mentality that you\u2019re going to win.\u201d Reed City coach Monty Price said he was impressed with the work both Green and the Coyotes\u2019 offensive line did on Thursday night. \u201cJon Green will get the accolades in the paper, but our offensive line did a tremendous job, especially opening up our trap game,\u201d he said. \u201cJon ran hard and the offensive line gave him the creases he needed and he just kept fighting. That was a huge part to us establishing our run game.\u201d Green shared Price\u2019s assessment of the Coyotes\u2019 offensive line. \u201cThey did a great job,\u201d he said. \u201cLike every play, there was nobody around. I wouldn\u2019t have gotten those touchdowns (Thursday) without my offensive linemen.\u201d Despite the Coyotes\u2019 running game not looking the greatest in practice leading up the Thursday\u2019s game, Green said he and his teammates knew they would have a better showing on the ground once game time came. \u201cI think it was just a lack of discipline in practice,\u201d he said. \u201cNot everyone was going hard in practice because it\u2019s practice. When we step out on the game field, you have to have a different mentality.\u201d With one strong showing under his belt, Green said he wouldn\u2019t have been set up to succeed this season without all of the offseason work he and his teammates did during summer workouts. \u201cWeightlifting was the biggest thing I worked on,\u201d he said. \u201cI did a lot of strength training to get stronger and run faster.\u201d Green will attempt to continue his strong start to the season on Friday when the Coyotes (1-0, 1-0) head to Morley Stanwood.