Reitz hammers Harrison, 56-6

The Panthers scored an impressive 56-6 victory over the visiting Harrison Warriors Friday night. Reitz built up a 35-6 halftime lead, featuring four touchdowns by Malik Higgins.

Reitz moves to 5-0 overall with the win, 3-0 in the SIAC and 2-0 overall, while Harrison falls to 2-3, 0-3, 0-3.

Nominate your picks for Players of the Game

reis-potgThere were several standout players during Reitz’ 56-6 win over Harrison, but who deserves to be the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Game?

Let’s hear your nominations!

2014 Players of the Game
Week 1: Malik Higgins (Offensive) & Trevor Fetscher (Defensive)
Week 2: Evan Deig (Offensive) & Trevor Fetscher (Defensive)
Week 3: Malik Higgins (Offensive) & Aaron Euler (Defensive)
Week 4: Evan Deig (Offensive) & Reitz Defense (Defensive)

Player of the Game/Year Archive

And, as always, thanks to Reis Tire for their sponsorship!

Reitz-Harrison picture gallery

For your perusal, here are several pictures we took during the Panthers’ 56-6 win over Harrison Friday night.

2007 is No. 5 Most Offensive Team in Reitz Football history


Reitz celebrates their 34-0 shutout victory over Mater Dei, earning them the West Side Nut Club Trophy

The 2007 Panthers are No. 5 on “The Top 10 Most Offensive Teams in Reitz Football History.” That year’s team would win the school’s first state football championship in 36 years, and its first since the IHSAA implemented the playoffs.

They also gave the school its first 15-0 season, scoring more points than any other team in Reitz Football history, and outscored her opponents 597-223 while averaging 39.8 points per game.

John Hart’s 2007 squad featured several outstanding players, five of whom would be named all-state (Craig Austin, Zach Campbell, Chris Deig, Tyler Mattingly, Paul McIntoch). McIntosh, was also selected as the Evansville Courier & Press All-Metro Player of the Year, the Indianapolis Star’s Mr. Football and the Gatorade Football Indiana Player of the Year.

In addition to the state title, the Panthers also won Semi-State, Regional, Sectional, SIAC, City & West Side Nut Club championships.

2007 Results

Week 5 SIAC football standings, schedule

Team           City    SIAC   Overall
Mater Dei       2-0     2-0     4-0
Reitz           1-0     2-0     4-0
Central         1-1     1-1     3-1
Castle          xxx     1-1     2-2
Memorial        1-1     1-1     1-3
North           1-1     1-1     1-3
Harrison        0-2     0-2     2-2
Bosse           0-1     0-2     1-3

Week 5 SIAC schedule – Friday Sept. 19

Central (3-1, 1-1) at Castle (2-2, 1-1), 7 p.m.
Harrison (2-2, 0-2) at Reitz (4-0, 2-0), 7 p.m.
Mater Dei (4-0, 2-0) at North (1-3, 1-1), 7 p.m.
Memorial (1-3, 1-1) at Bosse (1-3, 0-2), 7 p.m.

Panthers in the Polls (& Harrison): Week 5

Reitz again placed in the Top 10 of Class 4A in the three human polls and had a strong showing from the computers. Rankings for Harrison, also in Class 4A, are provided below in parentheses.

Human rankings

Computer rankings

Deig, Reitz Defense voted Week 4 Reis Tire Players of the Game

reis-potgThe Reitz Nation has spoken! Following the Panthers’ 56-16 win over Central, the readers of voted for Evan Deig and the entire Reitz Defense to be the Week 3 Reis Tire Offensive and Defensive Players of the Game.

Deig, who received 59% of the vote, completed 11-of-19 this past Friday for 231 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 23 yards and another score.

On the other side of the ball, the Reitz Defense held the Bears to only 16 points and had 119 tackles, two interceptions and recovered two fumbles (one of which was returned for a touchdown by Tristan Hape). The defense received 47% of the vote, edging out Joey Diekman, who had 10 tackles, by only three votes.

Congratulations to these fine young men and the entire Reitz Football team!

2014 Offensive Players of the Game
Week 1: Malik Higgins
Week 2: Evan Deig
Week 3: Malik Higgins
Week 4: Evan Deig

2014 Defensive Players of the Game
Week 1: Trevor Fetscher
Week 2: Trevor Fetscher
Week 3: Aaron Euler
Week 4: Entire defense

Thank you to Reis Tire for their support of the our weekly Player of the Game fan vote! Players of the Game/Year Archive

Reitz vs. Harrison: #ReitzFootballFriday Week 5 presented by Tracy Zeller Jewelry

#RFFThe Panthers host their third home game in a row as they battle the Harrison Warriors this Friday night at Reitz Bowl.

Harrison (2-2) started off the year with a two non-conference wins, but is 0-2 the last two weeks of SIAC play.

Reitz is 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the SIAC. The Panthers are 1-0 in city play while the Warriors are 0-2.

Harrison is lead by #12 Ryan Hales, who has 675 passing yards for seven touchdowns and has 208 rushing yards with four touchdowns. Another player to watch out for is #4 Deayrius Jackson, who 25 catches for 363 yards and five touchdowns.

Reitz is lead by #12 Evan Deig (744 passing yards for 11 touchdowns) and #9 Malik Higgins (510 rushing yards for 4 touchdowns plus 287 receiving yards for 5 touchdowns).

This will also be a homecoming of sorts for Warrior head coach Cory Brunson, a former Panther all-state player and assistant coach who left the Hill last year to take the helm at the eastside school.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

Game previews

  • Coming soon!

Statistics (on MaxPreps)

Historical information


  • TBD

Thanks again to our friends at Tracy Zeller Jewelry for sponsoring #ReitzFootballFriday!

Reitz-Central offensive, defensive stats

The individual stats are now online for Week 4’s 56-16 win over Central.

Also, here are the links to the year-to-date stats.

Thanks to Larry Ellington for providing the defensive stats!

In a side note, you may remember stats being available on the site in the past. We are hoping to get those back online, current through 2014, in the very near future!

Vote for the Week 4 Players of the Game brought to you by Reis Tire

reis-potgBased off your nominations, here are the Week 4 nominees for the Reis Tire Player of the Game.

Voting will be online until Wednesday morning!

2014 Offensive Players of the Game
Week 1: Malik Higgins
Week 2: Evan Deig
Week 3: Malik Higgins
2014 Defensive Players of the Game
Week 1: Trevor Fetscher
Week 2: Trevor Fetscher
Week 3: Aaron Euler

Player of the Game Archive


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