Reeltown hosts PCA in region matchupPublished 5:26pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013
By Willie G. Moseley
Tallassee Tribune News Editor
Following a close 28-26 win at Loachapoka, the Reeltown Rebels (3-2) return home on Friday to host area opponent Prattville Christian Academy (1-4). The Loachapoka win was a tough back-and-forth event, and RHS head coach Jackie O’Neal says PCA’s record could be misleading.
“On film, they look pretty disciplined,” O’Neal observed. “They’re a region opponent, but so far we haven’t played anybody in our area that they’ve played, so you can’t make comparisons.”
Halfway through the 2013 campaign, O’Neal remains upbeat about the Rebels’ prospects for post-season play.
“We’re in excellent condition to make the playoffs,” he said, “although we’ll have two tough games with (area opponents) Montgomery Academy and Isabella.”
O’Neal also commented on the Rebels’ performance as a team without considering the win-loss record.
“We’re not where we need to be, but we’re getting better,” he said. “We’ve had injuries from Week One that have impacted us, and a lot of freshmen have had to step up to a level that they haven’t been used to playing. Three of our first five games were against ranked opponents.”
The Rebels continue to make weekly adjustments to their lineup.
“Every Monday, we take a look at what we’ve got to work with so we can get them ready by Friday,” O’Neal said.