Category Archive: History

Sep 03

Dunham, Sargent set single-game records #MakingTheCut presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus

It’s been a fun year so far on the Hill, and we’re just getting started! In addition to the team’s great 3-0 start, the last two weeks have also seen two Panthers have set single-game records (single-game stats go back to 2005 with a couple games in 2012 not yet available). Dunham sets receiving record …

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Aug 19

A history of Reitz Football shutouts: #MakingTheCut presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus

Welcome back to ReitzFootball.com’s newest series called Making the Cut, presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus. In each edition, we take a look back at record-breaking achievements and outstanding performances made by the Mighty Panthers from throughout the school’s rich football history. Last night’s 41-0 season-opening triumph over Henderson County was another memorable victory in the …

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Jun 08

When were the most points, touchdowns, etc. in school history? #MakingTheCut presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus

Welcome back to ReitzFootball.com’ new series called Making the Cut, presented by Bean’s Lawncare Plus. We take a look back at record-breaking achievements and outstanding performances made by the Mighty Panthers from throughout the school’s rich football history. In this edition, we’re looking at scoring, particularly when there was the most of it. Most points in a season: …

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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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