The most offensive team in Reitz Football history was not a state champion. They didn’t even win semi-state. Or regional, for that matter.
But that’s part of what makes 2003 so fantastic. They scored an average of 45.31 points, almost more than four more per game than any other Panther team in school history, AND they did it in only 13 games.
Think about it…some teams played 14 or 15 games and still didn’t score more on average than the 2003 squad.
With 589 total points, they were only eight behind 2007’s team that scored the most points in a single season in school history.
Coach John Hart, in his third year, would guide the Panthers to a No. 1 ranking before being upset, 31-20, by Center Grove in the Class 5A Regional Championship.
In 2003, Deig set the single-season Panther record for tackles (209). Hart also set single-season records for passing yards (1,797), longest touchdown pass (72 yards) and passing touchdowns (27), although all three records have subsequently been broken.
- note: team records are only available for 1992-99, 2002-10 and 13-present; please let us know if you have any years that are missing
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