The Mighty Panthers open city competition this Friday night as they host the Central Bears in Herman Byers Field at Reitz Bowl.
Reitz head coach Andy Hape, now 31-8, is 4-0 against the Bears.
Central (3-0) is coached by Andy Owen, who is 61-41 in his 10th year. Hurt is 2-12 against the Panthers.
Reitz (2-1) leads the series, which started in 1921, 71 games to 30, with four ties.
Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
Pink out the Panthers
Don’t forget, this game is being used to raise awareness for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and raise money to fight breast cancer! Hett’s has special shirts, but they must be ordered before noon Tuesday!
Local media coverage
- Dunhams anchor Reitz’s defense (Courier & Press)
Panthers in the Polls
- AP media poll: Class 4A #7
- IFCA coaches poll: Class 4A #5
- Gridiron Digest fan poll: Class 4A #5
- Massey ratings: Overall #63
- MaxPreps.com ratings: Overall #74
- MyIndianaFootball.com ratings: Class 4A #6
- Sagarin ratings: Overall #80
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The Central rivalry
Reitz vs. Central game films
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