Updated Nov. 3 @ 8:50 a.m.
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The Panthers will battle Harrison (7-4), the defending sectional champions, this Friday night at Romain Stadium. Reitz (10-1) beat the Warriors earlier this season, 23-6, on Sept. 16.
Last year, the Panthers won the battle but lost the war. The West Siders won the regular season meeting, 28-0, but were knocked off by Jasper in the sectional semifinals. Harrison won the sectional championship a week later by defeating the Wildcats.
Reitz head coach Andy Hape, now 38-9, is 4-0 against the Warriors.
Harrison is coached by Cory Brunson, a former assistant coach and all-state player for the Panthers. Since taking over the east side program in 2013, Brunson has compiled a 21-22 record and is 0-4 against his alma mater.
Reitz leads the series, which started in 1964, 45 games to 16, with one tie.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Local media coverage
- Diekmann voted Player of the Week (Courier & Press)
- Felton prepares for Reitz (Courier & Press)
- Diekmann anchors Reitz’s vaunted defense (Courier & Press)
- Interview with Andy Hape (14 NEWS)
- Reitz defense peaking at perfect time (14 NEWS)
- 44Blitz Game of the Week: Reitz vs Harrison (44 Blitz)
Panthers in the Polls (Harrison in parentheses)
- AP media poll: Class 4A #3 (Harrison is unranked)
- IFCA coaches poll: Class 4A #4 (Harrison is unranked)
- Gridiron Digest fan poll: Class 4A #3 (Harrison is unranked)
- Massey ratings: Overall #16 (Harrison #68)
- MaxPreps.com ratings: Overall #13 (Harrison #73)
- MyIndianaFootball.com ratings: Class 4A #2 (Harrison is unranked)
- Sagarin ratings: Overall #29 (Harrison #99)
- PCS rankings: Class 4A #3 (Harrison 4A #23)
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Class 4A Sectional Championships (w/ AP rankings)
- Sectional 17: Lowell (7-4) at Munster (6-5)
- Sectional 18: Hobart (9-2) at No. 9 New Prairie (9-2)
- Sectional 19: No. 2 NorthWood (11-0) at East Noble (8-2)
- Sectional 20: No. 8 Fort Wayne Dwenger (8-3) at No. 4 New Haven (10-0)
- Sectional 21: No. 1 Roncalli (11-0) at Greenwood (8-3)
- Sectional 22: Mount Vernon (Fortville) (8-3) at Delta (7-4)
- Sectional 23: No. 7 East Central (9-2) at Seymour (8-3)
- Sectional 24: No. 3 Reitz (10-1) at Harrison (7-4)
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