Nov 12

East Central beats Reitz on final play, 33-27 #RFgameday

Updated Nov. 13 @ 5:28 p.m.

Local recaps have been added (see below).

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The Panthers lost a heart breaker Friday night, as East Central scored on a 37-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass on the final play of the game, giving them a 33-27 win and a regional championship.

The Trojans, 11-2, advance to the semi-state championship game, where they’ll host Roncalli (13-0).

Reitz finished 11-2.

Local media coverage

Full recap & stats available in PantherPlus membership area

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Dec 08

Five Panthers named to 2016 AP All-State team

Five Panthers were named to the Associated Press 2016 All-State football team, it was announced yesterday.

Class 4A Offensive team

  • Cole Jarvis (offensive line)

Class 4A Defensive team

  • Jackson Ashby (defensive line)
  • Joey Diekmann (linebacker)
  • Elijah Dunham (defensive back)

Honorable mention

  • Isaiah Dunham (wide receiver)

Four of the five were also part of the IFCA’s All-State team. Elijah Dunham will also have his name added to the all-state players section on ReitzFootball.com.

Ashby and Jarvis were also included on the IFCA’s Class 4A senior all-state team, while Diekmann and Isaiah Dunham made the junior team.

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Dec 05

Reid Mahan voted 2016 MyPantherTees.com Player of the Year

Congratulations to Reid Mahan, the Player of the Year!

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Congratulations to Reid Mahan, who was voted by PantherPlus members as the 2016 MyPantherTees.com Player of the Year.

Mahan had a phenomenal career for the Panthers topped of by a championship season.

The quarterback forever etched his name into the Reitz Football Tradition by passing his way into the Top 10 in several categories:

Passing attempts:
#7 career (316)
#1 single season (288)
#2 & #10 single game (39 & 29)

Passing completions:
#7 career (188)
#2 single season (168)
#7 (twice) single game (19)

Passing yards
#6 career (2,774)
#1 single season (2,531)
#5 single game (297)

Passing touchdowns
#5 career (27)
#5 single season (25)
#1 (twice) single game (4)

Mahan was also a four-time Player of the Week.

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Special thanks to Mike Harp for taking this amazing picture of Reid and letting us use it for this fundraiser. Remember, a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Reitz Football team!

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Dec 05

2016 team awards announced at Award Ceremony

The Reitz Football team announced the 2016 Team Awards at Sunday’s awards ceremony.

Team Most Valuable Player
Calvin Brinton

Offensive Most Valuable Player
Da’Ziaun Sargent

Defensive Most Valuable Player
Joey Diekmann

Special Teams Most Valuable Player
Luke Euler

Most Improved Defensive Player of the Year
Jarrett Naas

Most Improved Offensive Player of the Year
Carter Schnarr

Offensive Lineman of the Year
Cole Jarvis

Defensive Lineman of the Year
Jackson Ashby

Defensive Back of the Year
Elijah Dunham & Isaiah Dunham

Offensive Back of the Year
Reid Mahan

T.A.G.S Award
Bailey Sanford

Chris Singleton Scholarship Award
Bailey Sanford

Gary West Scholarship Award
Conner DeWeese

For clarification, the winners in each category were not selected by ReitzFootball.com, but instead were determined by the players themselves and their coaches.

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Dec 05

Five Panthers named to 2016 IFCA all-state team

Five Panthers will see their names added to the all-state players section on ReitzFootball.com. Jackson Ashby, Calvin Brinton and Cole Jarvis were named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s 2015 all-state senior team while Isaiah Dunham and Joey Diekmann were named to the junior team.

Senior team

  • Jackson Ashby (IFCA All-State defensive line)
  • Calvin Brinton (IFCA All-State wide receiver)
  • Cole Jarvis (IFCA All-State offensive line)

Junior team

  • Joey Diekmann (IFCA Jr. All-State linebacker)
  • Isaiah Dunham (IFCA Jr. All-State wide receiver)

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Nov 27

Seven Panthers named to Courier & Press 2016 All-Metro team

Seven Reitz Panthers were named to the Courier & Press’ 2016 All-Metro football team.

For the purposes of this award, the paper defines the Metro area as the Evansville-football playing schools and Newburgh (in effect, the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference).

On offense:

  • Calvin Brinton (wide receiver)
  • Cole Jarvis (offensive line)

On defense:

  • Jackson Ashby (defensive line)
  • Joey Diekmann (linebacker)
  • Elijah Dunham (defensive back)
  • Isaiah Dunham (defensive back)

Joey Diekmann was named the All-Metro Player of the Year and head coach Andy Hape was named the Coach of the Year.

Elijah Dunham was also named to last year’s All-Metro team.

Congratulations to all the Mighty Panthers who made 2016 a great year.

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Nov 26

Carter Schnarr nominated for Home Team Friday MVP of the Year

Carter Schnarr is one of 13 finalists for Home Team Friday’s MVP of the Year award.

The sophomore running back had 73 carries for 384 yards and 14 touchdowns this fall.

Congrats to Carter and the entire Reitz Football team for a great 2016 season!

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Nov 18

Nominate your choice for Player of the Year

The Reitz Nation was treated to an outstanding 2016 season, and this team definitely added to the Reitz Football Tradition.

With so many outstanding athletes on the team, it’s hard to pick just one for Player of the Year. That’s why we need the help of our most loyal readers!

Here’s how you can nominate someone for Player of the Year:

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Nov 18

2016 Reitz Football Awards Ceremony set for Sunday, Dec. 4

The Reitz Football Staff would like to invite you to “R” Football Awards Ceremony, which will be held in the Reitz High School Cafeteria on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 and will begin at 2 p.m.

This Ceremony will celebrate the 2016 Senior Class and the successes from the 2016 football season.

Since we are beginning after lunch time, we will have desserts on each table and a selection of drinks available for you. There will be no charge to attend and reservations are not necessary. All are welcome to attend! It will be a great time to celebrate “R” Football Family!

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Nov 16

Ten Panthers named to 2016 All-SIAC team

Ten Reitz Panthers were named to the 2016 All-SIAC football team, as announced by the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference.

On the first team are:

  • Jackson Ashby (defensive line)
  • Calvin Brinton (receiver)
  • Joey Diekmann (linebacker)
  • Elijah Dunham (defensive back)
  • Isaiah Dunham (defensive back)
  • Cole Jarvis (offensive line)

Included on the second team are:

  • Parker Dierks (offensive line)
  • Jarrett Naas (defensive line)
  • Noah Jones (linebacker)
  • Da’Ziaun Sargent (running back)

Elijah Dunham and Cole Jarvis were also named to last year’s team.

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Nov 14

Reid Mahan nominated for Week 13 Home Team Friday MVP

Reid Mahan is one of the four finalists for Home Team Friday’s MVP award

The senior quarterback completed 19-of-32 passes for 258 yards and three touchdown passes in the Panthers’ 33-27 loss to East Central.

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