Nov 25

This Day in #ReitzFootball History (Nov. 25): 13,000 witness Panthers shutout Memorial, assert 1948 state crown

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

On November 25:

  • Overall: 3-1-1 (5 games)
  • At Reitz Bowl (1937, 1943, 1948, 1954): 3-1
  • Away (1926): 0-0-1
  • Reitz has never played a Friday or Saturday game on Nov. 25

Note: every game in Reitz Football history played on Nov. 25 has been on a Thursday and on Thanksgiving

1926: Reitz 7, Boonville 7 (Tiny Ten Conference game)

1937: Bosse 7, Reitz 6 (SIAC game)

1943: Reitz 26, Bosse 0 (SIAC game)

1948*: Reitz 14, Memorial 0 (SIAC Large Division game)

Reitz’s all-triumphant Panthers completed their climb to the 1948 mythical state championship yesterday afternoon, shaking off a dogged and determined Memorial Tiger eleven, 14 to 0, at the hilltop bowl.

An overflow crowd of 13,000 fans jammed the big Reitz Stadium under sunny skies to see the powerful Panthers strike for touchdowns in the first and fourth periods to mark up their tenth consecutive triumph of the season and their 17th straight victory over a two-year period.

The result also brought the Hilltoppers their second straight Southern Indiana Athletic Conference championship, their fifth undisputed city crown and wider recognition as the peer of all Indiana high school football teams this season.

– Evansville Press, Nov. 26, 1948

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1954: Reitz 47, Memorial 0 (SIAC game)

* – denotes state championship season

 

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