Category Archive: History

Apr 28

Pair of 95+ yard touchdowns propel 2014 Panthers over Colonels #MakingTheCut presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus

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. With this new series, we are also proud to announce its title sponsor and our newest Community Partner, Bean’s Lawncare …

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Sep 27

Reitz Football Legendary Game Series: The Game (Oct. 27, 1960) #TraditionTuesday

The crowd overflowed down on to the field, jammed the aisles, packed the hillside turf at both corners and stood four to five deep along the fences. The newspapers the next day estimated the crowd at over 14,000. Mike Whicker Legendary Game Series Oct. 27, 1960: Reitz vs. North by Mike Whicker Like the rest …

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Sep 06

Watch the 1956 Reitz vs. Central game! #TraditionTuesday

While there are several Reitz games from the last seven years now online in the PantherPlus membership area, we’re excited to announce this classic game against Central from 60 years ago. Watch the battle at the Bowl in front of 7,000 fans as the Panthers avenged their only loss from the prior year and shut out the Bears, 46-0. Jerry Wilson …

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Aug 30

Reitz Football Legendary Game Series: The Night They Moved the Bowl (Nov. 2, 2001) #TraditionTuesday

[The Night They Moved the Bowl] will go down in history as one of the biggest upsets in Reitz history and one of the legendary games of Reitz lore, strengthening still the Reitz football tradition. Mike Whicker Legendary Game Series Nov. 2, 2001: Reitz at Castle, Class 5A Sectional 8 Championship by Mike Whicker The …

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Aug 16

VIDEO: Panthers edge Henderson County in 2011 overtime thriller #TraditionTuesday

It was the stuff of legends. Earlier in the evening, the playing surface of Reitz Bowl was officially named Herman Byers Field, in honor of the late-great hall of fame coach. Many of the coach’s family members and former players were in attendance for the opening of the 2011 season. But the Panthers got tripped up, and went …

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Aug 09

Watch 11 touchdowns in 83 seconds #TraditionTuesday #PantherPlus

The Panthers ran roughshod over Vincennes Lincoln in their 2009 preseason scrimmage. Although it didn’t count in the standings, it gave the Reitz Nation a preview of how dominant the 2009 team would be, as they ultimately won the state championship. Want to watch the entire scrimmage plus more? Join PantherPlus today! Share this with …

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Jul 19

Reitz Football Legendary Game Series: A Year of Tragedy & Triumph Under the Stars (Nov. 30, 1940) #TraditionTuesday

[The 1940 game against Memorial] would be long remembered as one of the toughest, hardest hitting games the locals had ever seen. The papers the next day would call it “a cruel affair.” Mike Whicker Legendary Game Series Reitz vs. Memorial: November 30, 1940 by Mike Whicker Tragedy was no stranger to the world in …

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Jul 05

Reitz Football Legendary Game Series: A Gift for the Heart (Oct. 7, 1933) #TraditionTuesday

Oct. 7, 1933 is a date that should be remembered by all Reitz faithful. For on that day, the Reitz Football Tradition was born. Mike Whicker Legendary Game Series Reitz vs. Memorial: October 7, 1933 by Mike Whicker Let us return a little back. In the fall of 1933, people were looking for changes. The …

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Jun 28

#TraditionTuesday The Legacy of Herman Byers

Of all the important elements that make up the Reitz Football Tradition, one individual deserves special recognition. Herman Byers. The Reitz Nation will always be indebted to Herman Byers. The legacy left by the Hall of Fame coach, who compiled a 189-51-15 record while on the Hill, produced an impact that will forever be remembered. …

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Jun 21

#TraditionTuesday The Reitz Bowl

The Reitz Bowl. For all those who have seen in at full capacity, its mere presence can create a polarizing response. A sense of pride, community, tradition and more is felt by those who love Reitz Football. But for those teams that must oppose the Mighty Panthers, the Bowl can create a sense of overwhelm …

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