Reed City lands eight players on all-CSAA team

Wide receiver Brandon Major was among Reed City’s all-league players this season. (Pioneer file photo)

REED CITY — A team that wins eight straight Central State Activities Association titles is obviously going to get a lot of recognition.

This was the case for Reed City’s football team which had eight players on the all-CSAA Gold first team announced recently.

All eight are seniors: Mason Bush, Michael Johnson, Brandon Major, Anthony Pelton, Jackson Price, Phillip Jones-Price, Stephen Shewan and Zack Wirgau.

Senior Cody S. Kailing earned honorable mention honors.

Jones-Price, a running back, had 132 carries for 1,682 yards and 31 touchdowns with 12.7 yards per carry.

Price, a quarterback and defensive back, had 18 of 38 passing for 450 yards and six touchdowns. He had 20 carries for 344 yards and six TDs for 17.2 yards per carry. Defensively, he had 27 tackles, three for loss, two force fumbles, one fumble recovery, four pass interceptions, three pass breakups and one defensive touchdown.

Johnson is a lineman on a Coyote offense which gained 3,764 yards in nine contests.

“He’s a big tackle who dominates the defense,” Reed City coach Monty Price said. “He is physical and tough.”

Pelton is a defensive lineman who had 42 tackles, 12 for losses, one forced fumble, two sacks and one pass breakup.

Wirgau was a linebacker, defensive lineman with 33 tackles, seven tackles for losses, three forced fumbles, one sack and one pass breakup.

“He missed two games in regular season due to injury,” Price said.

Shewan was a linebacker and defensive lineman with 49 tackless, 20 for losses, and one forced fumble, plus one fumble recovery, five sacks and a defensive touchdown.

Bush and Kailing were linebackers. Bush had 61 tackles. 12 for losses, two fumble recoveries three sacks and one interception.

Kailing had 79 tackles seven for losses, two forced fumbles, two recoveries, one sack and two pass breakups.

Major, a defensive back, had 39 tackles, six for losses, one fumble recovery, one interception and eight pass breakups.

“These kids all only played one half in most games,” Monty Price said.


Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at

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