REED CITY \u2013 It wasn\u2019t quite the season-ending story that senior Garrett Benson and junior Kyle Wright would have written for the Reed City football Coyotes. Both players after Thursday\u2019s practice were confident coming into Friday\u2019s district finals game against Newaygo, a team the Coyotes had beaten during the regular season 35-7. It was a different story on Friday with a 30-29 loss to the Lions. But it was still a banner season for the Coyotes as Benson and Wright reflected on their team\u2019s 10-0 start. They both noted that working together and focusing on each opponent one at a time had helped the team to its second consecutive regular season 9-0 mark. Benson was a running back for the Coyotes while Wright was a back both ways.\u00a0 Benson also served as an outside linebacker \u201cWe work hard every play,\u201d Benson said, adding that the team has been effective in coming off the line of scrimmage. The first Newaygo game \u201cwas early in the year and we played well,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019re confident but I\u2019m sure they\u2019ve gotten better.\u201d Newaygo was one-point better this time. But Benson, Wright and their teammates, while disappointed they weren\u2019t able to advance to the next round, still had some memorable highlights., Benson had 72 carries for 451 yards, six touchdowns and 6.26 yards\u00a0 per carry, plus eight receptions for 242 yards. \u201cHe\u2019s a tough runner, great blocker and has excellent hands,\u201d said Reed City coach Monty Price. A playoff highlight for Wright was catching a 1-yard pass on fourth down for a touchdown from Chad Samuels in the team\u2019s 48-14 win over Manistee in the playoff opener. \u201cIt\u2019s all about execution and our kids were ready tonight and performed great,\u201d Price said after the Manistee game.