REED CITY \u2014 It was a productive summer for Reed City\u2019s Nick Douglass, who is in his second varsity season as a senior. Douglass was a cornerback and running back for the Coyotes last season. He\u2019s looking to contend for a starting cornerback spot this season. \u201cI\u2019m hoping I can also start as a running back,\u201d he said. As a cornerback, \u201cmy exact role would be to cover the outside and make sure nothing gets on the flat, and general pass coverage,\u201d Douglass said. \u201cI have good eyes and I\u2019m very physical up front. That tends to help at the corner position.\u201d The Coyote defense will need to keep an eye on the passing attack more often from other teams this season, Douglass hinted. \u201cThey can always change it up,\u201d he said. \u201cI\u2019ve seen people in our conference (Central State Activities Association Gold Division) running more. We want to be ready for anything. We don\u2019t know what\u2019s going to happen.\u201d When he\u2019s on offense, Douglass is looking to contribute in running and catching the ball, plus blocking. \u201cWe\u2019ll try passing as much as possible,\u201d he said. Reed City ended its summer season in late July. Practices started on Monday. The season kicks off on Aug. 24 at home with Montague. \u201cI\u2019ve been showing up to everything and we\u2019re showing great improvement,\u201d Douglass said. \u201cIt helps a lot. If no one comes to these, they would be really far behind. You learn a lot from this stuff. It\u2019s recommended to show up.\u201d The Coyotes have won seven straight CSAA titles and advanced to the state semifinals last year. They would cherish having another huge season. \u201cThat\u2019s what our dreams are right now,\u201d Douglass said.