Welcome to a new series on ReitzFootball.com called Making the Cut, where we’ll take a look back at record-breaking achievements and outstanding performances made by the Mighty Panthers from throughout the school’s rich football history.
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Aug. 22, 2014
The first edition of Making the Cut looks back at the Mighty Panthers’ 34-13 win over Henderson County. Of course the win was good, but what made it even better was the pair of 95+ yard touchdowns!
The first occurred right before halftime. With the Panthers trailing, 6-0, Elijah Dunham recoverd a Colonel fumble and returned it 95 yards, giving Reitz a 7-6 lead going into the half. The Panthers would get the ball back to start the second half, and wouldn’t you know it, Isaac Flowers, who caught the kickoff at the 1-yard line, returned it 99 yards!
From our research, this is the only time the Panthers have had two 80+ yard touchdowns in the same game, let alone 95-yards!. From what we can tell, Dunham’s score probably set a school record, and Flowers’ definitely did.
You can watch both scores courtesy of Home Team Friday’s coverage that night. Dunham’s fumble return is at 1:03 and Flowers’ is at 1:21.
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