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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Aug 04

2017 season previews

It’s that time of year again! This area is blessed with lots of great high school football coverage, and we’ve compiled all the previews for the 2017 Reitz Football team!

14wfie (Touchdown Live) has not yet posted their preview, but it’ll be added to this list when it is.

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Jul 17

Reitz ranked No. 2 in preseason TGD poll

The Gridiron Digest released their preseason rankings Monday. The poll, voted on by the readers of the website, ranked Reitz second in Class 4A behind NorthWood. The Northern Lakes Conference champion lost in the Class 4A state championship game last year to Roncalli, which has moved up to Class 5A.

East Central, which eliminated Reitz from the postseason last fall, is ranked third.

At No. 4 are the Central Bears, conference and sectional rivals to the Panthers.

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Jun 08

When were the most points, touchdowns, etc. in school history? #MakingTheCut presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus

Jackson Ashby (#35) lead the team with two safeties in 2016. Photo courtesy Mike Harp

Welcome back to ReitzFootball.com’ new series called Making the Cut, presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus. 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.

In this edition, we’re looking at scoring, particularly when there was the most of it.

Most points in a season: 597 in 2007
This team accrued 597 points on their way to winning a state championship. Paul McIntosh was the biggest contributor with 202 points.

Most touchdowns in a season: 85 in 2003
While 2007’s team had 82 touchdowns, 2003 had the most* with 85. Ricky Crider lead the team with 34 touchdowns.

Most field goals in a season: 8 in 1997, 1999 & 2009
There is actually a three-way tie between these three season. J.P. Claybourn had all eight in 1997, his brother Brian had eight in 1999 and in 2007, Jeff Hudson had seven and Josh Colbert had one.

Most extra point passes in a season: 4 in 2008
Jeff Hudson lead with half of those.

Most extra point runs in a season: 8 in 1971
Bob Nelson lead with three.

Most extra point kicks in a season: 67 in 2014
Drew Reuter had 56 and Josh Springer had 11.

Most safeties in a season: 3 in 2016
This past season, 2016, had the most safeties with three. Jackson Ashby had two while Cage Street had the other.

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* While we don’t have all the records yet, our goal is to eventually have this complete. We do have 1971 plus most of 1990 to present day (minus 2000, 2001 & 2012)

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