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Daniels ran through the Rebels in August and again in December
Photo by Kyle Thornton

Daniels has big night in Reeltown again

By Michael Butler

When the 2021 football season opened on Aug. 19 in Reeltown, Tallassee's Jalyn Daniels put on a show.

The senior running back ran the ball 31 times for 328 yards en route to a 34-13 Tigers' victory.

Daniels returned to RHS on Friday, Dec. 10 in a different jersey (a THS basketball tank top) - but the result was similar with another big night and Tallassee win. He scored 35 in the 65-39 victory.

"Jalyn is one of the toughest competitors and players I have ever coached," THS head coach Keiven Mixson said. "He just has extreme abilities. He has started since tenth grade. He can give you whatever you want any night. (He's) a great defender, great rebounder and can score. There's not much he can't do."

The success of Daniels has helped Tallassee reel off five straight wins after an 0-2 start. He was the leading scorer in Reeltown's trip to Tallassee on Monday - a 58-29 win. Tim Washington scored 11 and Demontae Washington added 10 for the Tigers.

Tallassee (5-2) gets a chance to avenge a season-opening one-point loss to Loachapoka when the two meet at Stumberg Gym on Tuesday, Dec. 14. The junior varsity boys game starts at 4:30 followed by the varsity girls and boys games.