Local SportsJournal.com

The Reed City Coyotes jumped out to a nine-point first quarter lead and forced Whitehall to play catch up all evening as Reed City beat the Vikings 38-28.

The ground game was essential for both teams as the Coyotes rushed for 268 yards on 50 carries while controlling the clock with a 30:29 time of possession, compared to Whitehall’s 17:31. The Vikings ran for 215 yards on 33 carries.

The Coyotes held Whitehall quarterback Kyle Stratton in check most of the evening, as he completed just 3-of-7 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Stratton would also rush for a touchdown. Reed City completed 4 of 7 passing for 66 yards with two touchdowns.

Whitehall senior running back Alec Pruett, carried the offensive load rushing for 153 yards on 16 carries with a pair of touchdowns. Wide receiver Brodie Fogus caught one pass for 40 yards.

Leading the way on defense for Whitehall was Max Brown with 11 tackles, followed by Jaiden Altgilbers with nine tackles and Jackson Cook with eight.

Whitehall ends the regular season with at 7-2 with a share of the West Michigan Conference title with Montague and Muskegon Oakridge.

The Vikings will now wait for selection Sunday to see where they will go for the upcoming high school football playoffs.