Tag: Don Hansen

Oct 10

Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame inducts 33 Reitz Panthers last night

The Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame inducted 227 men and women into their inaugural class last night at the organization’s first annual banquet. The 33 who are affiliated with Reitz High School are: Gene Backes Jame Bateman Tyrone Browning Cory Brunson Kirk Brunson Tom Buck * Herman Byers * Austin Carlton Brian Claybourn * Ricky Crider * Pete Fisher …

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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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Apr 15

Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame to induct over a dozen Panthers into first class

Over 20 former Reitz Football players and coaches will be inducted into the Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame this fall, it was announced Tuesday. The Panthers, along with many others from the area, will be honored at the newly-formed organization’s induction banquet on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Holiday Inn Airport. The Hall of …

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Dec 31

Nelson, Wessel, Townsend added to Reitz Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014

After discussions with the Reitz Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee and analyzing the vote of the Reitz Nation, three legendary Panther figures have been inducted into the Reitz Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Edward Wessel, Sr., Bob Nelson and David Townsend, Jr. received more votes than anyone else in their era (50+ …

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Aug 28

1960 is No. 7 Most Offensive Team in Reitz Football history

Editor’s note: 2014 & 2015 knocked 1960 down to No. 9 on the all-time list Coming in at No. 7 on “The Top 10 Most Offensive Teams in Reitz Football History” are the 1960 Panthers. That season’s undisputed No. 1 team, they finished 9-0, outscoring their opponents, 333-15, and averaged 37 points per game. They finished ranked …

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