Reed City runs over Clare, 49-7, to reach third straight district final REED CITY \u2014 Reed City coach Monty Price and his coaching staff dialed up the expectations and intensity this week in preparation for its Division 5 district opener against Clare on Friday. It\u2019s safe to say those expectations were met following a 49-7 win over the Pioneers that will send the Coyotes (10-0) to their third consecutive district final. Reed City was a machine in the first half, making stops and churning out drives to build a 36-0 lead at halftime behind a run game sparked by Andre Jones. The sophomore ran for 141 yards on eight carries with two touchdowns, while adding a 35-yard touchdown catch in the win. \u201cWe revved it up this week and kind of raised our expectations for our execution and our effort overall,\u201d Reed City coach Monty Price said. \u201cWe wanted more from these kids, and in typical fashion, they produced. It was just a solid effort, the kids played hard and dominated the game.\u201d Reed City didn\u2019t take long to get on the board on its first possession when Jones took off for a 50-yard touchdown run he bounced to the outside to make it 6-0 with 6:57 left in the first. Clare would drive the ball down to the Reed City 17, but was stopped on fourth down turning it over to the Coyotes. Reed City quarterback Chad Samuels delivered a 38-yard completion to tight end Kyle Wright down to the Clare 5. From there Collin Hatfield scored on a 1-yard run to make it 14-0 after Jones ran in the conversion. The Coyotes continued to pour it on in the second quarter when Jon Green took a handoff straight up the gut and sprinted 36 yards for the score to make it 22-0. By then it was apparent the Coyotes were ready for their first postseason\u00a0challenge. \u201cI thought we played with extreme focus and discipline and the numbers speak for themselves,\u201d Price said. \u201cWe held them to 83 yards rushing and 104 passing with 75 (yards) coming on that last play. I think it was complete domination and hats off to these kids, they\u2019re the best.\u201d After stopping another Clare drive that went into Reed City territory, the Coyotes permanently stole the momentum of the game on a fourth-and-two from the Clare 39. Lining up in a punt formation, the Coyotes snapped the ball directly to PJ Jones, who raced the distance for the score to make it 28-0 with 2:16 left in the half. The play was one that came after a long time in the making, Price said. \u201cThat play has been one that we\u2019ve been working on since Aug. 12,\u201d he said. \u201cWe haven\u2019t used it all year and we really focused on it this week. We knew that when we went to our punt formation that they were going to line up in a 61 front and have two deep. We knew we\u2019d have the numbers game and PJ got the opportunity and took it to the house. It was a big, big momentum changer for us.\u201d After making a quick stop, the Coyotes got the ball back and hammered one more nail in the coffin on a 35-yard touchdown pass from Samuels to Andre Jones on a wheel route to make it 36-0 going into the half. Jones started the second half where he left off, breaking multiple tackles on his way to a 55-yard touchdown. Jones said the Coyotes\u2019 success was all about effort. \u201cOur whole team had effort and that\u2019s what it\u2019s about,\u201d he said. \u201cWe came out confident, but not too confident, because we know Clare has a great football program. We just did what we had to do.\u201d Reed City would score once more for good measure on a 47-yard touchdown run by Devin Ward to make it 49-0. Clare would score its only touchdown with 5:52 on the Coyotes\u2019 lone breakdown of the game \u2014 a 75-yard touchdown pass from Emonte Waff to Charlie Bugbee. The Coyotes also got 86 yards from Green on 11 carries, while Collin Hatfield had 42 yards on five carries and a touchdown. Samuels was 2-for-4 through the air for 71 yards and a score. The defense was led by Taylor Pelton with 13 tackles while Eric Grannis had seven and Patrick Jobes had six. The Coyotes now look to claiming a district title next weekend against Muskegon Oakridge (9-1), which defeated Newaygo, 35-14. Samuels said the Coyotes have been in this position before and are hungry to take the next step. \u201cIt would mean so much to us,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019ve been there the last two years and we couldn\u2019t get it done. Our focus is now on Week 2 and that game. We\u2019re going to find our opponent, get film and memorize it like the back of our hand.\u201d \u00a0 REED CITY 49, CLARE 7 RC 6 30 7 6 \u2014 49 CL 0 0 0 7 \u2014 7 Scoring summary First quarter RC \u2014 Andre Jones 50 run (run failed), 6:57 Second quarter RC \u2014 Collin Hatfield 1 run (Jones run), 11:56 RC \u2014 Jon Green 36 run (Jones run), 9:28 RC \u2014 PJ Jones 39 run (run failed), 2:16 RC \u2014 Chad Samuels 35 pass to Andre Jones (Jones run) Third quarter RC \u2014 Jones 55 run (Dean Eichenberg kick), 7:59 Fourth quarter RC \u2014 Devin Ward 47 run (kick failed), 7:36 CL \u2014 Emonte Waff 75 pass to Charlie Bugbee (Camden Dice kick), 5:52 Individual statistics Rushing: Reed City (Andre Jones 8-141, Green 11-86, Hatfield 5-42, Ward 2-57, PJ Jones 1-39) Passing: Reed City (Samuels 2-4-71-1-0) Receiving: Reed City (Kyle Wright 1-36, Andre Jones 1-35).