After five straight losses, a victory was just what the doctor ordered for Reeltown’s boys basketball team. And the Rebels delivered as Eric Shaw dropped in 41 points en route to a 71-61 victory over Beulah on Wednesday night.
Reeltown is hunting down its second straight Class 2A Area 8 girls basketball championship and with the meat of area play now under their belts, the Rebels seem to be off to a great start.
Despite taking a big step up in competition level by moving from Class 2A to Class 3A Region 4, Reeltown’s football team wasn’t looking to take it easy by any means.
Although Reeltown and Tallapoosa County Schools are under scrutiny from the Freedom From Religion Foundation for a baptism that took place at Nix-Webster-O’Neal Stadium, superintendent Joe Windle is defending the event in question.
All season long, Eric Shaw was a standout on both sides of the ball for Reeltown’s football team. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when the South Carolina commit was named a finalist for the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 2A Lineman of the Year.
Although Reeltown senior Eric Shaw has been committed to South Carolina for several months now, it became official last week as he signed his National Letter of Intent alongside classmate Cameron Faison, who will continue his football career at Dodge City (Kansas) Community College.
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Less than five minutes into Friday’s AHSAA 2A Football Championship, Reeltown had more turnovers than offensive yards and Fyffe had already jumped out to a 20-point lead. The Rebels never recovered as Fyffe’s defense locked down the rest of the day and rolled to a 56-7 victory to grab its se…
With Reeltown being such a small community, many youngsters grow up looking forward to being a Rebel. The players under the lights on Friday nights are heroes in their eyes and with that comes a lot of responsibility, but there’s also a sense of exhilaration there for the boys who have final…
Despite some last-minute schedule changes that forced Benjamin Russell not to face McAdory on Tuesday night, the Wildcats did get in their first dual meet of the season and earned a big victory over Auburn. Benjamin Russell picked up 10 wins via fall and lost only one bout on the mat en rout…
This is what Reeltown’s football team has been working toward all season, and the Rebels plan to lay it all on the line Friday afternoon as they face Fyffe for the AHSAA Class 2A championship.
Last week it was hard to pinpoint which play was the most important for Reeltown in its second-round playoff victory. This week, it’s nearly impossible to pick just one player who stood out for the Rebels as they downed G.W. Long, 41-22, in the AHSAA Class 2A football quarterfinals.
At this point, everyone is good. Everyone is really good. A team doesn’t make it to the quarterfinals of the AHSAA playoffs by being anything other than a solid football team.
The postseason talk rolls on as Caleb and Lizi quickly recap the second round (1:55) before diving into Friday night's quarterfinal between Reeltown and G.W. Long (11:53).
What seems most notable about J.U. Blacksher is the sheer number of points it puts up. The Bulldogs are averaging more than 36 points per game and have scored at least 38 in seven of their 11 games thus far.
With football season coming to a close any week — and certainly within the next five weeks — Inside the Lines Podcast will slowly start shifting its focus to the winter sports season. Basketball season begins this week and wrestling follows shortly behind.
It's time for the second round of the football playoffs so Caleb and Lizi preview each local game including Wetumpka's rematch with Spanish Fort (14:56) and Reeltown's long trip to J.U. Blacksher (23:12).
With basketball season officially starting this week, Caleb and Lizi put together a special episode to discuss some of the expectations for the hardwood.