Tag: Mike Whicker

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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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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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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