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Nov 02

This Day in #ReitzFootball History (Nov. 2)

While the 2015 edition of the Mighty Panthers added to the rich legacy of Reitz Football, unfortunately there are no more games to look forward to this year. However, with so much tradition, there is plenty to look back on and remember.

With that in mind, ReitzFootball.com proudly presents “This Day in #ReitzFootball History,” a new series that will look back on the games played on a particular day throughout the nearly 100 years of our beloved school.

The Panthers have played 14 games on November 2.

  • Overall: 10-4
  • At Reitz Bowl (1929, 1935, 1940, 1956, 1963): 2-3
  • Away (1945, 1951, 1957, 1962, 1973, 1974, 2001, 2007, 2012): 8-1
  • On Friday (1945, 1951, 1956, 1962, 1973, 2001, 2007, 2012): 7-1
  • On Saturday: (1929, 1935, 1940, 1957, 1963, 1974): 3-3

1929: Kentucky Military Institute 13, Reitz 6

1935: Memorial 12, Reitz 7
The Panthers’ only loss of the year, it helped propel the Tigers to a mythical state championship.

1940: Reitz 13, Bosse 6 (SIAC game)

1945: Reitz 54, Princeton 0 (SIAC game)

1951: Reitz 20, New Albany 13 (SIAC game)

1956: Reitz 42, Vincennes Lincoln 0 (SIAC game)
The Panthers, at the time ranked No. 2 in the state, shutout a good Alice team, a win that would help propel them to a share of the mythical state championship.

1957: Reitz 40, Indianapolis Cathedral 7
Once again ranked No. 2, the Panthers routed the Fighting Irish, a win that helped carry them to their second consecutive state title.

1962: Reitz 39, Memorial 6 (SIAC A game)
This win, which clinched the SIAC Division A championship for the Panthers, was the final win of a 27-game streak that dated back to 1959.

1963: Memorial 27, Reitz 14 (SIAC A game)

1973: North Central (Indianapolis) 22, Reitz 8
The hopes of the fifth-ranked Panthers for qualifying for the first-ever IHSAA playoff were dashed as the Marion County school upset Reitz in their regular season finale.

1974: Reitz 35, Bloomington South 14
Although they barely missed qualifying for the playoffs, the win secured the Panthers a No. 3 ranking in the state (No. 1 Richmond was the Class 3A District 4 representative).

2001: Reitz 16, Castle 14 (Class 5A Sectional 8 Championship)
This game is remembered as “The Night They Moved the Bowl,” and is part of Mike Whicker’s Legendary Game Series.

2007: Reitz 34, Jasper 8 (Class 4A Sectional 16 Championship)
The Panthers took out an always-tough Wildcat team en route to the state championship.

2012: Reitz 31, Jasper 30 (Class 4A Sectional 16 Championship)
The Panthers overcame a 17-0 deficit to come back and win by a point.

 

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