Reed City ready to open practice season

REED CITY — Reed City’s football team will be ending a several year tradition by not having its annual midnight madness to open the practice season on Monday.

But the Coyotes and coach Monty Price were still keeping busy with a hectic week as the summer season comes to a close.

A skills camp took place last week at the practice field. It started on Sunday and ended on Thursday.

“We’re introducing all of the kids to all of our techniques and fundamentals that we teach,” Price said. “We’ll also implement some basic and offensive schemes. We build upon things as we progress through the week. It’s a lot of repetition and a lot of the same stuff over and over. We try to progress toward the end of the week and have a good foundation heading into the fall.”

Reed City was scheduled to be at Alma College for a passing camp on Saturday and had a Gladiator session on Sunday. It’s a down week until the start of practices on Monday along with some strength and conditioning sessions.

Price said the midnight madness opener to the season is not taking place.

“We’re not having our overnight camp this year,” he said. “We’re going more traditional (practices).”

Practices will start 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“That’s at least for the first week,” Price said. “The second week we might move to the evening.”

The Coyotes have been to Cadillac the last two weeks for passing camps. The summer routine has been very similar to what it’s been in the past, Price indicated.

“We have a lot of kids who have attended every session and every opportunity available,” Price said. “They’re working hard.”

The season kicks off at home on Aug. 24 against Montague.

Reed City players get ready for practice.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with Herald Review as well as the Pioneer and The Lake County Star. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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