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Reeltown routs Prattville Christian at home

Published 12:01am Saturday, October 5, 2013

Prattville Christian put up a good first drive, scoring 6 points to jump out to an early lead.
Unfortunately for the Panthers, however, that is where the offense stopped. Reeltown got its offense into action and cruised their way to a 55 – 6 rout in Friday night’s matchup.
The Rebels were quick to answer PCA’s first 6 points, tacking on 7 of their own after a 15-yard run by Cody Martin.
After forcing a fumble, the Rebels were at it again. A quick pitch an catch to Adam Waldrep put them within range, and Montez Brooks  charged it 23 yards to bring the tally to 14-6.
The bad luck didn’t end there for the PCA Panthers. Reeltown was able to capitalize on two interceptions, with Ariko Stewart grabbing 6 off at 30-yard rush and Donte Harris taking it 33 to bring it to 28-6. Edward Carreker was able to sneak in for the two-point conversion to make it 28 – 6 with 7:20 remaining in the second.
The Panthers managed to string together a decent next drive but failed to capitalize on a fourth and short. After a turnover on downs, Bradly McKeithen found Stewart for 58 yards to widen the gap to 34 – 6. The PAT was no good.
Though the Panthers had a decent first outing, the momentum steadily slid toward Reeltown for the remainder of the game.
“I felt like we came out after that initial drive and played pretty good,” said head coach Jackie O’Neal. “We still got a lot of little things we need to work on.”
Martin helped tack on another TD with 8:24 remaining in the third making the tally 41 – 6.
After a three and out, Reeltown again found the endzone, this time with Takoreyon Edwards taking it 54 yards. With 4:15 remaining in the third, the Rebels led 48 – 6.
Zachariah Lyles added the final points to the board, scoring with 11:30 left in the fourth to bring the score to where it remained until the final whistle, 54 – 6.
“One thing we got to do is finish our blocks,” O’Neal said. “We need to finish our blocks and control the line of scrimmage more because it won’t always come this easy.”
Carreker claimed 10 tackles for the night, followed by Kalin Hodges with 5 tackles, two for a loss.
On the ground, Stewart was ahead of the pack with 113 yards of 5 carries. Cody Spivey went 4 for 17 on the day for 140 passing yards and one touchdown.
Stewart was also the games leading receiver with 82 yards on two catches for one touchdown.