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All-State Players

Year Player 1927 Bill Droll, Sr. *, Edgar Engel 1928 Herman Koressel, Julius Winiger 1930 Clarence Ritter 1931 Charles Brunson *, Charles Feldhaus, John Hickrod 1933 J.D. Eakins, George Freeman 1934 George Hape, Gene Parrish 1936 Walter Bailey 1938 Forest McCaffrey 1940 Art Deig *, Harold Wolf 1942 Marion Deig, Merville Ray, Jack Schaefer * …

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Bios

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Championships

State (11) 1933, 1940, 1948, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1960, 1961, 1971, 2007, 2009 Semi-State (2) 2007, 2009 Regional (6) 1977, 1992, 2001, 2007, 2009, 2010 Sectional (16) 1976, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 Conference (30) 1927, 1930, 1942, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1956, …

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Coaching records

Reitz Football has had 13 head coaches. Since 1925, every head coach has had a winning record at Reitz. Head coaching records 1919-20: George Murphy (5-6-0, .455) 1921: C.V. Maple (2-5, .286) 1922-24: William V. Slyker (12-13-1, .481) 1925-40: Elmer W. Weber * (94-40-13, .684) 1941: Ralph Becker (6-3, .667) 1942-68: Herman Byers * (189-51-15, …

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Hall of Fame

While many with ties to Reitz have been honored by other organizations, prior to 2007, no such group existed to recognize Reitz players, coaches & contributors exclusively. To solve this, the Reitz Football Hall of Fame was created. It is overseen by a selection committee, but it is the vote of the Reitz Nation that …

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IFCA All-Star Players

Year Player 1966-67 Steve Cain 1968-69 Galen Avery, Tim Bishop 1971-72 Tom Buck *, Larry Johnson, Bob Nelson * 1972-73 Earl Milligan * 1973-74 Steve Betulius, Roger Williams 1974-75 Marlon Flemming * 1975-76 Phil Farthing 1976-77 Mike Dassel 1977-78 Mike Morrow, Bob Stephenson * 1978-79 Tom Conkling 1979-80 Phil Mortis 1980-81 John Wilson 1992-93 DeWayne Brantley, Andre Vaughn 1993-94 Andy Hape * 1996-97 Tyrone Browning 1997-98 Mike Volkman 1999-00 Nick Helfrich 2000-01 Billy …

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Legendary Game Series

Be sure to read Coach Mike Whicker’s stories covering some of the great moments of Reitz High School Football history by clicking on the links below. Or subscribe to the newsletter and get your FREE copy of the ebook “Mike Whicker’s Legendary Game Series: The Ultimate Collection.” Oct. 7, 1933 – A Gift For the …

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Most Offensive Series

ReitzFootball.com has compiled “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 teams in the history of Reitz Football scored the most points? Now, because of the big variance in the number of games played by teams …

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Players of the Game/Year Archive

Since 2009, ReitzFootball.com has held a (almost) weekly poll, voted on by the Reitz Nation, to name the Player (or Offensive & Defensive Players) of the Game and Year. While the first year did not have a sponsor, from 2010 to 2012, it was sponsored by David Enterprises. While there was no sponsor or weekly …

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Reitz Bowl

The Reitz Bowl, one of the great natural stadiums in the nation, was born by accident. It was originally planned as a retaining wall for the new F. J. Reitz High School. Foresight by a school member noted that with some small changes a football stadium could be made too. This was done and 2013 …

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Reitz Football Alumni in the Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame

Gene Backes Jame Bateman Tyrone Browning Cory Brunson Kirk Brunson Tom Buck * Herman Byers * Austin Carlton Brian Claybourn * Ricky Crider * Pete Fisher * Marlon Flemming * Bob Gaddis * Beth Hagan Don Hansen * Andy Hape * Bill Hape John Hart Nick Hart * Billy Hewig Tolly McClatchy Matt McIntosh Paul McIntosh Bob Padgett * Lloyd Pressley Duce Reeder …

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Reitz Football Alumni in the Indiana Football Hall of Fame

Herman Byers * Jim Byers * Charlie Fisher Pete Fisher * Bob Gaddis Victor Johnson, MD Forrest McCaffry Pat McCaffry Archie Owen Bob Padgett * Morris Riley William V. Slyker Bob Stephenson * Ed Wessel * * – also in the Reitz Football Hall of Fame Other links of interest Official website for the Indiana Football …

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Results

Year-by-year results Year Record Championships won George Murphy (5-6, 2 years) 1919 4-3 1920 1-3 C.V. Maple (2-5, 1 year) 1921 2-5 William V. Slyker (12-13-1, 3 years) 1922 2-5-1 1923 4-5 City Champs 1924 6-3 Elmer W. Weber (94-40-13, 16 years) 1925 4-5 1926 4-3-2 1927 7-1 Tiny Ten Conference Champs 1928 5-4-1 1929 …

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The Players

All-State Players IFCA All-Star Players Players of the Game/Year Archive Hall of Fame inductees Greater Evansville Football Hall of Fame Indiana High School Football Hall of Fame Reitz Football Hall of Fame Share this with your friends0

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