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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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Reeltown had its most successful football season in recent memory, making it all the way to the Class 2A state championship, and the Rebels were recognized for their effort with five making the cut to all-state.

With a new reclassification schedule for the AHSAA, the local volleyball teams also got a bit of shakeup in their area alignments and it seems like there could be some new rivalries brewing.

As preparation continued for another week of the NFL season last week, I saw a quote from Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield that rubbed me the wrong way. I’m not sure what exactly he meant by it but it didn’t the attention it should have gotten and it became a joke on ESPN talk shows.

Reeltown’s football season ended in disappointment on Friday, but Rebel senior Eric Shaw is hoping to go out with a bang as he’ll get one more chance to suit up for a high school football game. Shaw is set to compete in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game which will be played at noon Satur…

The focus around Reeltown for the last several weeks has been the football team’s run to the state championship. Despite that, though, there are still more sports to be played and the basketball show must go on.

It was clear Reeltown’s football team was a bit shell-shocked to start the AHSAA Class 2A Football Championship on Friday afternoon. The Rebels made uncharacteristic mistakes and spotted Fyffe 20 points within the first few minutes of the game. 

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.

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).