Tag: Herman Byers

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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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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May 14

‘Whirlaway’ Siscel dies at age 93

The Reitz Nation lost a Panther great last Saturday, May 7, as John Siscel Jr. passed away at the age of 93. As a member of Herman Byers’ first Reitz Football team in 1942, Siscel’s speed and prowess earned him the nickname “Whirlaway” where he became the city’s second-leading scorer for the conference championship Panthers. …

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Apr 25

5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Reitz Football Tradition

As part of our 20th anniversary celebration, ReitzFootball.com is excited to bring to you 5 Things Everyone Should Know About the Reitz Football Tradition! Early this year, we sent out a survey to the subscribers of the ReitzFootball.com Mailing List asking what they thought were the most important things that every Reitz Football fan should know. Using …

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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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Nov 22

This Day in #ReitzFootball History (Nov. 22): Coleman wins city scoring title en route to 1956 state championship

ReitzFootball.com proudly presents “This Day in #ReitzFootball History,” as we look back through almost 100 years of The Mighty Panthers. On November 22: Overall: 5-1-1 (7 games) At Reitz Bowl (1945, 1946, 1951, 1952): 2-1-1 Away (1956, 1958): 2-0 At unknown location (1919): 1-0 On Thursday (1945, 1951, 1956): 2-1 On Friday (1946): 0-0-1 On …

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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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Aug 08

Top 10 Most Offensive Teams in Reitz Football History! #10 is 1948

Editor’s note: 2014 & 2015 knocked 1948 down to No. 12 on the all-time list The season is fast approaching, and in order to whet your appetite, ReitzFootball.com has compiled a list called “The Top 10 Most Offensive Teams in Reitz Football History!” We don’t mean offensive in the ‘talking-with-your-mouth-full’ kind of way, we mean which …

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