REED CITY–The Reed City Coyotes ran all over the Montague Wildcats on Friday evening.

In the Division 6 district game, the host Coyotes defeated the Wildcats, 44-15, by amassing a whopping 464 yards of rushing.

Reed City jumped out to a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back.

The Montague defense had no answers for the Coyotes’ rushing attack. Reed City’s rushing total came on 67 attempts for nearly a 7-yard per carry average. Bryson Hughes led the Coyote ground game with 27 carries for 186 yards. John Ondrus rushed for 185 yards and Noah Morgan chipped in 67 yards on 15 carries.

The Coyotes (9-1) will host Muskegon Catholic (8-2) next Friday for the district title.

The Coyotes avenged a 35-22 loss to Montague in the district finals a year ago.

It was 8-0 after the first quarter as the Hughes scored on a 2-yard run. Noah Morgan ran for the 2-point conversion.

Morgan had a 1-yard TD run and Ondrus went in for 2-point conversion and the lead grew to 16-0 lead midway through the second quarter. Reed City scored with 21 seconds left in the first half on an Ondrus’ 2-yard run. Xavier Allen ran in for the 2-point conversion.

Montague found the end zone twice in the third quarter when Adam Baird had a 1-yard touchdown run and the Wildcats converted the 2-conversion to make it 24-8. Reed City scored on a Hughes 13-yard run for a 30-8 lead later in the third. Baird scored again from a yard out late in the third quarter to make it 30-15.

Reed City scored twice in the fourth on scoring runs of 25 yards by Hughes and 4 yards by Allen.

Baird led the Wildcat ground game with 14 carries for 59 yards and one touchdown.

Montague ends its season with a 3-7 record under second-year coach Justin Dennett.

All photos below are courtesy of Letisha Mikkelsen