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Nov 24

This Day in #ReitzFootball History (Nov. 24): It was the best of times (2007 state title win), it was the worst of times (104-0 1921 loss)

1922

The 1922 Panthers were the first team coached by William Slyker

ReitzFootball.com proudly presents “This Day in #ReitzFootball History,” as we look back through almost 100 years of The Mighty Panthers.

On November 24:

  • Overall: 3-2 (5 games)
  • At Reitz Bowl (1922, 1928): 1-1
  • Away (1921, 1927, 2007): 2-1
  • On Thursday (1921, 1927): 1-1
  • On Friday (1922): 0-1
  • On Saturday (1928, 2007): 2-0

1921: Central 104, Reitz 0 (Thanksgiving Day)

In the first game ever played between the schools, Central gave Reitz one of its worst defeats in school history as future Reitz Hall of Fame coach Herman Byers gave the Bears three touchdowns.

1922: Central 46, Reitz 0

1927: Reitz 39, Boonville 2 (Tiny Ten Conference game on Thanksgiving Day)

1928: Reitz 38, Providence (Ky.) 0

2007*: Reitz 33, Lowell 14 (Class 4A State Championship game)

The Panthers won their first state championship in 36 years, completing an undefeated season. Senior quarterback Paul McIntosh, who had 24 carries for 161 yards and three touchdown runs, also had two touchdown passes and completed 11-of-21 in the Panthers 33-14 victory over the Red Devils.

* – denotes state championship season

 

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