Oct 24

PantherPlus presents #RFgameday: Central at Reitz – Sectional Semifinal

Updated Oct. 28 @ 12:50 p.m.

More local news previews have been added!

Also, MyIndianaFootball.com has posted their Top 15 rankings. Reitz is ranked second with Central at No. 5. All the rankings have now been added.


The two SIAC co-champions will square off once again as Reitz hosts Central this Friday night at the Bowl.

The oldest rivalry in Evansville, these two schools have gotten to know each other pretty well in recent years, too, this being the 14th meeting in the past eight years.

Reitz beat Central, 38-28, on Sept. 9, knocking off the previously undefeated Bears, but the First Avenue school hasn’t lost since and sits at 9-1, the same as the Panthers.

Head coaches
Reitz head coach Andy Hape, now 37-8, is 5-0 against the Bears.

Central is coached by Andy Owen, who is 67-42 in his 10th year. Owen is 2-13 against the Panthers.

Series history
Reitz leads the series, which started in 1921, 72 games to 30, with four ties.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Local media coverage

Panthers in the Polls (Bosse in parentheses)

Listen to the game

Semifinals (Oct. 28)

  • Central (9-1) at Reitz (9-1)
  • Harrison (6-4) at Boonville (6-4)

Championship (Nov. 4)

  • Semifinal winners
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The Central rivalry
Reitz vs. Central game films

Other Reitz vs. Central links of interest

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