Falkville falls in first round of playoffs to Reeltown

Lauren Estes-Velez, Hartselle Enquirer

FALKVILLE- The Blue Devils’ successful regular season gave them the chance to host the first round of the playoffs, but the Reeltown Rebels were too much for Falkville on both sides of the ball.

Reeltown led the entire game and finished with a score of 33-13, ending the season for the Blue Devils and giving themselves a round two appearance.

The first score of the game came in the first quarter on a Reeltown pick-six return of 66 yards. The PAT was no good, but Reeltown grabbed a quick lead to start the game.

Early in the second quarter, the Rebels snuck into the end zone again on a seven-yard carry for a touchdown. This time, they were true on their extra point attempt, sending the score to 13-0.

With just 23 seconds before the half, FHS scored on a 20-yard Aaron Dove pass to Caleb Vinson for a touchdown. Marcus Klocek was there to add the PAT.

Just like that, FHS had cut the Rebel lead in half just seconds before halftime.

Both teams came out fighting defensively in the third quarter. Reeltown set up a 10-play scoring drive at the 6:05 mark on a two-yard carry for a touchdown. The PAT was blocked by Jacob Holladay, but Reeltown led 19-7.

The final quarter would see three scores between the two teams.

The first came in at the 11:54 mark of the fourth on a five-yard pass for a touchdown for Reeltown. The two-point conversion attempt was good.

The next score came in just minutes later on a two-yard carry for another touchdown for Reeltown following a Falkville interception. The PAT was no good.

In the last minutes of the game, Falkville woke up the fans on a 76-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Hunter Shelnutt. The two-point conversion failed.

Falkville went on to fall to Reeltown 33-13. The Blue Devils finished 8-4 and 5-1 in the region.

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