**ARTICLE BY HUDSON HARKNESS**
Big Rapids is no match for Reed City, as the Coyotes take lone position of 2nd in the CSAA Gold.
The scoring started for Reed City just 1-minute in. The Cardinals were not able to respond, Reed City drives back down the field with 8:47 left in the 1st quarter and punches another one in the endzone. 2:45 minutes left in the 1st quarter; the Coyotes are able to find the box for a third time in the 1st quarter. After 1, Reed City 22, Big Rapids 0.
The 2nd quarter was more of the Reed City offense. They were able to drive down the field twice and punch it in both times. At the half, Reed City led 36-0.
The 2nd half scoring started 4-minutes in. Reed City powered a touchdown in and converted the 2-point try. 3-minutes later, Big Rapids finally put a number on the board. They converted the 2-point try. The 3rd quarter’s final score came with 2:38 remaining, when the Coyotes put another 8-points up. After the 3rd quarter, Reed City led 52-8.
The Cardinals shut down the Coyotes offense in the 4th and were able to put 3 more touchdowns on the board. 15 seconds into the 4th quarter, Big Rapids finds paint. They were not able to convert on their point after attempt. Halfway through the final 12-minutes, Big Rapids scored and then finally scored under a minute. The Reed City offense came out explosive and were too much for Big Rapids. The Coyotes defeat their rival, 52-32.
Big Rapids now sits at 2-2 on the season. In week five the Cardinals will travel to Chippewa Hills. Reed City betters their record to 3-1. The Coyotes will travel to Central Montcalm in a week.