Jun 07

#TraditionTuesday 1961: The Year of Perfection

What is perfection? A quick Google search defines it as:

     noun: the condition, state, or quality of being free or
     as free as possible from all flaws or defects

When it comes to football at any level, this is tough to achieve.

But what makes the 1961 edition of the F.J. Reitz football team unique is that not only were the undefeated, they went untied and unscored upon.

Think about that for a second…

No one scored on the Mighty Panthers all year.

No one.

They were free from all flaws or defects. They were, quite literally, perfect.

The 1961 team epitomized what the football program is about. At Reitz, it is a total effort that includes everyone that has ever attended Reitz. I am 73 and still have season tickets and believe it is my responsibility to attend the games in good and bad years.

Wayne Hettenbach, Class of 1960 & U.S. Army Veteran

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