Friday night’s game at Reitz Bowl was a classic battle that went back and forth throughout the night. However, Malik Higgins’ interception in the end zone with mere seconds remaining sealed the 45-38 victory.over Jasper to give the Panthers the Class 4A Sectional 24 Championship.
Reitz (11-1), advanced to the regional championship game, where they’ll meet the defending state champions and Class 4A’s No. 1 team, Columbus East (12-0). The Olympians, coached by former Panther head coach Bob Gaddis, will play host.
The win gave second-year head coach Andy Hape his first championship.
Jasper finished at 10-2.
- Higgins’ hands the key on offense, defense as Reitz beats Jasper for sectional title (Courier & Press)
- VIDEO: HTF Reitz Beats Jasper in Class 4A Sectional Championship (Home Team Friday)