Feb 10

Vote for the Reitz Football All-Decade teams!

As we get ready for the 100th year of Mighty Panther Football, ReitzFootball.com is conducting polls to name the all-star teams for every decade, from the 1920s to 2000s.

Voting for the All-Decade Teams:

  • 1920s
  • 1930s
  • 1940s
  • 1950s (coming soon)
  • 1960s (coming soon)
  • 1970s (coming soon)
  • 1980s (coming soon)
  • 1990s (coming soon)
  • 2000s (coming soon)

Results will be published in the ReitzFootball.com 100th Anniversary Almanac, which will be later this year around summer.

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Feb 08

IFCA names six Panthers academic all-state

Six members of the 2017 Reitz Football team, all of whom excelled on the field, were recently honored by the Indiana Football Coaches Association, for their hard work in the classroom, as well.

The association named Joey Diekmann, Parker Dierks, Isaiah Dunham, Isaac Goudreau, Josiah Goudreau and Jacob Pace were named to the association’s Academic All-State list.

Dierks was also named to the Indianapolis Colts Academic Team.

Congrats to these outstanding young men for their accomplishments and good luck as they get ready for the next chapter of their lives.

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Dec 20

Four Panthers named all-state

Four members of the 2017 Reitz Football team will forever have their name enshrined as all-state players.

The Indiana Football Coaches Association, which announced their all-state team two weeks ago, placed wide receiver Isaiah Dunham, running back Da’Ziaun Sargent  and linebacker Joey Diekmann on the Class 4A senior team, while Logan Maynard made the junior team as an offensive lineman.

Diekmann and Dunham were members of the IFCA’s junior team in 2016.

The Associated Press announced their team Wednesday, placing Dunham on the Class 4A first team at wide receiver and Sargent as honorable mention running back.

Congratulations to these fine young men and all the Mighty Panthers who brought out the best in them!

List of All-State Players from Reitz High School

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Dec 02

Five Panthers named to 2017 Courier & Press All-Metro team

The Evansville Courier & Press announced the 2017 All-Metro team Saturday, which includes five members of the Reitz Football team.

Panthers included on the team, as selected by the newspaper with input from SIAC coaches, are:

  • Joey Diekmann, linebacker
  • Isaiah Dunham, defensive back
  • Logan Maynard, offensive line
  • Jacob Pace, defensive line
  • Da’Ziaun Sargent, running back

Diekmann and Dunham were also voted to last year’s All-Metro team. Diekmann was the player of the year.

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Nov 14

Four Panthers named to Downtown Quarterback Club’s 2017 all-city team

The Evansville Downtown Quarterback Club announced the 2017 all-city football team Monday, which includes four members of the Reitz Football team.

Panthers included on the team, as voted by their peers, are:

  • Joey Diekmann, linebacker
  • Parker Dierks, offensive guard
  • Isaiah Dunham, wide receiver
  • Da’Ziaun Sargent, running back

Diekmann, Dierks and Isaiah Dunham were also voted voted to the club’s 2016 All-City team.

Central’s Tor’jon Evans was named player of the year for the second year in a row. His coach, the outgoing Andy Owens, was named coach of the year.

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Sep 11

Hape nominated for Colts/NFL Coach of the Week award

Reitz head coach Andy Hape was a finalist for the Colts/NFL Indiana Coach of the Week after guiding Class 4A’s top-ranked team to a 28-21 win over No. 2 Central.

It was the Panthers’ second win in a row over an undefeated, ranked team in the highly competitive Southern Indiana Athletic Conference.

This is the third time Hape has been nominated for the prestigious honor.

Congratulations coach!

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Sep 06

Reitz radio show returns to air on ESPN 97.7 The Ref

Hall-of-fame broadcaster Dan Egierski has announced the return of the Reitz Football radio coaches show!

Egierski will talk to Panther head coach Andy Hape and a special guest player every Thursday at 4:15 p.m.

To listen, just tune in to 97.7 FM/WREF, the new home of ESPN Radio in the Tri-State!

 

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Sep 04

Vote for Sargent! He’s a finalist for both the #courierpress Player of the Week & #HomeTeamFriday MVP

Da’Zaiun Sargent, who set the single-game rushing record this week with 324 yards, is in the running for two awards.

The Courier & Press (which credits him with 328 yards, four yards more than the team’s official stats) has him as one of four finalists for their Player of the Week.

Vote here for the Courier & Press Player of the Week

Also, Sargent is listed by Home Team Friday as one of their four nominees for MVP.

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Sep 03

Dunham, Sargent set single-game records #MakingTheCut presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus

It’s been a fun year so far on the Hill, and we’re just getting started! In addition to the team’s great 3-0 start, the last two weeks have also seen two Panthers have set single-game records (single-game stats go back to 2005 with a couple games in 2012 not yet available).

Dunham sets receiving record
In the Border Bowl win over Owensboro Catholic, Isaiah Dunham set a record for most receiving yards with 195.

The previous record was set on Nov. 20, 2009 by Morgan Jones with 155 receiving yards during the Panthers’ semi-state win over Indianapolis Cathedral.

Sargent sets rushing record
Then, this past Friday during the Panthers’ 44-33 win over Castle, Da’Zaiun Sargent set a rushing record with 324 yards!

The previous record holder was Malik Higgins, who rushed for 320 yards on Sept. 26, 2014 during the Panthers’ 42-16 win over Memorial.

Of course, none of these are ever possible without a team effort, and there’s been no lack of that so far this season.

About #MakingTheCut
#MakingTheCut is a regular series on ReitzFootball.com presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus. In each edition, we take a look back at record-breaking achievements and outstanding performances made by the Mighty Panthers from throughout the school’s rich football history.

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Aug 19

A history of Reitz Football shutouts: #MakingTheCut presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus

Welcome back to ReitzFootball.com’s newest series called Making the Cut, presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus. In each edition, we take a look back at record-breaking achievements and outstanding performances made by the Mighty Panthers from throughout the school’s rich football history.

Last night’s 41-0 season-opening triumph over Henderson County was another memorable victory in the history of Reitz High School Football. In honor or the shutout, ReitzFootball.com has put together a special edition of #MakingTheCut that looks back at shutouts throughout our proud tradition.

 

Overall Shutouts

Last night was the Mighty Panthers’ 236th shutout and 153rd at Reitz Bowl.

As a percentage, we have shutout our opponents in 23.8% of all our games (991 total).

Of those 236 shutouts:

  • 225 wins
  • 10 ties
  • 1 loss (we beat Mater Dei 46-0 in 1959 but later had to forfeit for using an ineligible player)

Consecutive shutouts streaks:

  • 11 (Sept. 8, 1961 to Sept. 14, 1962)
  • 6 (Oct. 1, 1927 to Nov. 5, 1927)
  • 5 (Nov. 5, 1932 to Sept. 29, 1933)
  • 5 (Nov. 2, 1945 to Sept. 20, 1946)
  • 4 (Sept. 17, 1938 to Oct. 7, 1938)
  • 4 (Sept. 27, 1940 to Oct. 25, 1940)
  • 4 (Oct. 10, 1947 to Sept. 17, 1948)
  • 4 (Nov. 5, 1948 to Sept. 15, 1949)
  • 4 (Nov. 2, 1956 to Sept. 7, 1957)

Most shutouts in a season:

  • 9 (1961)
  • 6 (1927, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1938, 1940, 1956, 1958, 1960, 1986)
  • 5 (1930, 1945, 1946)
  • 4 (1926, 1928, 1936, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1953, 1957, 1962, 1969)

 

Season-opening shutouts

In the school’s 99 seasons, 35 of the season openers were shutouts (35.4%)

  • 34 were wins
  • 1 was a tie

Consecutive season-opening shutout streaks:

  • 14 years (1925-38)
  • 6 years (1960-65)

Championships realized in these 35 seasons:

  • 6 would go on to win state (11 overall),
  • 11 would win conference (30 total)
  • 14 would earn see city titles (39 total)

Teams we’ve shut out

28 Bosse
22 Central
18 Mater Dei
17 New Albany
13 Boonville
12 Memorial
12 North
12 Princeton
11 Vincennes Lincoln
7 Henderson Barret (Ky.)
5 Castle
4 Bloomington (South)
4 Harrison
4 Jeffersonville
4 Lawrenceville (Ill.)
4 Mount Carmel (Ill.)
4 Mount Vernon
4 Muncie Central
4 Rex Mundi
4 Terre Haute Wiley
3 Henderson County (Ky.)
3 Johnston City (Ill.)
2 Clinton
2 Grayville (Ill.)
2 Indianapolis Cathedral
2 Morganfield (Ky.)
2 Washington
1 Bicknell
1 Bloomfield
1 Boonville 2nds
1 Boys’ Catholic
1 Brazil
1 Central 2nds
1 Crawfordsville
1 Fulton (Ky.)
1 Hammond
1 Indianapolis Washington
1 Jasper Academy
1 Madisonville (Ky.)
1 Marion (Ky.)
1 McLeansboro (Ill.)
1 Muncie South
1 Owen Valley
1 Owensboro Catholic (Ky.)
1 Petersburg
1 Providence (Ky.)
1 Seymour
1 South Bend Central
1 St. Louis Central (Mo.)
1 Sullivan
1 Tell City
1 Terre Haute Garfield
1 Terre Haute Gerstmeyer
1 Westville (Ill.)

Overall shutouts by Month

9 were in August
68 were in September
98 were in October
61 were in November

Overall shutouts by Decade

1910s – 2
1920s – 25
1930s – 45
1940s – 37
1950s – 29
1960s – 36
1970s – 23
1980s – 13
1990s – 9
2000s – 11
2010s – 6

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