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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 weoa985fm.com.

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

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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)
  • MaxPreps.com ratings: Overall #13 (Trojans are #35 overall)
  • MyIndianaFootball.com 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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