Nov 07

PREVIEW: Panthers host East Central Saturday for regional title #RFgameday

Updated Nov. 11 @ 6:40 p.m.

WEOA will carry the East Central at Reitz Regional Championship game. Listen on 98.5 FM, 1400 AM or

Courier article about Mahan added (see local media coverage below)


The Panthers will go up against East Central this Saturday at Reitz Bowl for the Regional Championship.

The Trojans (10-2) were ranked No. 7 in the final AP poll of the season after winning the Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference Division 4A title.

Head coaches
Reitz head coach Andy Hape, now 39-9, has never coached against East Central. He did, however, play against them in 1992, when the Panthers won in overtime, 28-21.

The Trojans are coached by Justin Roden, who is 34-16 in four years at the school. This will be Roden’s first meeting against Reitz.

Series history
Reitz leads the series three games to one. Every game has been for a regional championship.

Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Local media coverage

Panthers in the Polls (East Central in parentheses)

  • AP media poll: Class 4A #3 (Trojans are #7 in Class 4A)
  • IFCA coaches poll: Class 4A #4 (Trojans are #7 in Class 4A)
  • Gridiron Digest fan poll: Class 4A #3 (Trojans are #9 in Class 4A)
  • Massey ratings: Overall #12 (Trojans are #31 overall)
  • ratings: Overall #13 (Trojans are #35 overall)
  • ratings: Class 4A #2 (Trojans are #5 in Class 4A)
  • Sagarin ratings: Overall #22 (Trojans are #43 overall)
  • PCS rankings: Class 4A #3 (Trojans are #7 in Class 4A)

Listen to the game

Class 4A Regional Championships (w/ AP rankings)

  • Lowell (8-4) at Hobart (10-2)
  • No. 4 New Haven (11-0) at No. 2 NorthWood (12-0)
  • Delta (8-4) at No. 1 Roncalli (12-0)
  • No. 7 East Central (10-2) at No. 3 Reitz (11-1)
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