Region undefeatedsPublished 9:26am Wednesday, October 3, 2012
There is only one team in Class 2A Region 5 that is undefeated headed into the back stretch of Region play: the Reeltown Rebels.
Reeltown (4-1, 4-0) lost to rival Dadeville in the first week of the season and have rolled to a 4-0 mark in Region play with wins over Lanett, Randolph County and Horseshoe Bend.
“We knew going into Region play in week two that we were going to have some tough opponents right off the bat,” said Reeltown head coach Jackie O’Neal, whose Rebels topped Horseshoe Bend in overtime in week two, 31-28.
“Region 5 has always had good football teams that have history with each other, so we know what we are going to deal with in Region play.”
With that being said, the Rebels will run into one of the new opponents in Class 2A Region 5 in Prattville Christian Academy this coming Friday night on the road.
The Panthers (1-4) are yet to win a game in Region play and earned their first win in week one of the season against Billingsley High School.
2012 marks the first year in the Alabama High School Athletic Association for Prattville Christian.
“To be honest, they are kind of a question mark to us right now,” O’Neal said.
“They are new to the AHSAA and they have a new coach since their AISA days.
“They are going to run a lot of different sets offensively, so we’re looking forward to lining up against them.”
Class 2A No. 8 Reeltown has Prattville Christian, Montgomery Academy, Isabella and Lafayette left in Region play, as the four teams have a combined record of 9-11 through the first five weeks of the season.
The Rebels have put themselves in prime position headed into the final four weeks of Region play, but coach O’Neal knows that work is still to be done.
“We are still focused on getting people healthy and putting together a really strong game that we know we are capable of,” the hall of fame coach said.
“There is a lot of room to improve for our guys and I know we are looking forward to finishing Region play strong and setting us up well for the playoffs.”
Reeltown and Prattville Christian Academy are set for a 7 p.m. kickoff Friday night in Prattville.