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Reeltown homecoming queen Lauren Mask and her court (left to right): Kenzie Gibson, Bella Nonales, Queen Mask, Bella Studdard, Laci Foy. Photo by Suzannah Solomon Wilson.

Rebels dominate in homecoming win

By Joseph Moore

When Florida State legend Ron Simmons left the gridiron in the 1980’s to pursue a professional wrestling career his first finishing maneuver was the “football tackle,” but when Simmons entered the WWF in the 1990’s, he switched tactics by using a finisher called the “dominator.”

If the Reeltown Rebels were to ever use a football finisher, it would definitely be the dominator.

Reeltown’s, Juicy Hughley started off the contest with a 98-yard kickoff return that set the pace for the night’s game. The triple threat of Hughley, Scooter Brooks and Arthur Woods contained the Beulah defense.

The Rebels’ defense showed their muscle against the Bobcat offense, as they dominated the line of scrimmage by not allowing Beulah to pass the 50 yard line until late in the first half.

Reeltown ended the half up 34-0, with 158 yards of offense to Beulah's 52.

At the start of the second half, Reeltown and Beulah agreed to finish the game with only six minute quarters which continued with Reeltown domination. The Rebels ended the game with 286 yards of total offense, which included 177 yards passing and 69 yards rushing.

Reeltown head coach Matt Johnson mentioned in post game comments that his players "started off fast and physical with complete execution on both sides of the ball. This allowed us to work on things to get ready for Dadeville next Friday night."

The Rebels travel to Dadeville for the region game on Oct. 15 seeking revenge after last year's 7-6 defeat that cost Reeltown a playoff spot.