Higgins up for CourierPress.com Player of the Week

Malik Higgins, who caught 10 passes for 202 yards and three touchdowns in the Panthers’ 35-23 win over Paducah Tilghman, is in the running for the CourierPress.com’s Week 2 Player of the Week.

Vote here!

Don’t forget to vote for our version of the Players of the Game, brought to you by Reis Tire!

Vote for the Week 2 Players of the Week brought to you by Reis Tire

reis-potgThanks again to Reis Tire for sponsoring the Player of the Week poll.

No defensive players were nominated and we don’t have the stats yet so we’ve included some of the nominees from last week’s poll…feel free to write in anyone who is deserving.

Voting will be online until Wednesday morning!

2014 Offensive Players of the Game
Week 1 – Malik Higgins

2014 Defensive Players of the Game
Week 1 – Trevor Fetscher

Reitz-Paducah Tilghman stats

Evansville Reitz 35, Paducah Tilghman (Ky.) 23

Reitz    14 14 0 7 — 35
Tilghman  6  3 7 7 — 23

First Quarter
R - Malik Higgins 40 pass from  Evan Dieg (Josh Springer kick), 9:42
PT - D.J. Sherrill 63 pass from Jesse Duningan  (kick failed), 8:51
R - Higgins 13 pass from Dieg (Springer kick), 6:30
Second  Quarter
R - A.J. Dixon 1 run (Springer kick), 8:30
R - Higgins 28 pass from Dieg (Springer kick), 7:10
PT - FG Logan Desaw 35, 4:43
Third Quarter
PT - Aaron Armstrong 3 run (Desaw kick), 5:23
Fourth Quarter
R - Nate Hanson 3 pass from Dieg (Springer kick)
PT - Mcewen Sayveon 58 pass from Duningan (Desaw kick), 1:32

Team stats        Reitz     Tilghman
First downs          15           15
Rushes-yards     33-101       31-122
Passing             265          242
Comp-Att-Int    15-19-1      12-19-1
Punts-Avg.         2-32         2-31
Fumbles-Lost        1-1          3-2
Penalties-Yds.     3-35         7-61

Individual stats

RUSHING - Reitz, Landon Miller 17-81, A.J. Dixon 11-24. Tilghman, D.J. Sherrill 9-64, Aaron Draw 7-22.
PASSING - Reitz, Evan Dieg 15-19-1 265. Tilghman, Jesse  Duningan 12-19-1 242.
RECEIVING - Reitz, Malik Higgins 10-202, Landon Miller 1-46, Nate Hanson 1-3. Tilghman, D.J. Sherrill 1-63, Gordon Prather 2-52, Tyler Scarbrough 2-38.

Thanks to the Courier & Press for publishing these.

Reitz improves to 2-0, defeats Paducah Tilghman, 35-23

The Panthers used a second-quarter 28-6 lead over the Blue Tornado to secure a 35-23 victory over Paducah Tilghman (Ky.).


More information coming soon!

#ReitzFootballFriday Week 2 presented by Tracy Zeller Jewelry

After crossing the Ohio River last Friday night and winning their season opener over Henderson County, 34-13, the Mighty Panthers will once again venture back into the Bluegrass State for Week 2.

Reitz will meet perennial Kentucky powerhouse Paducah Tilghman. The Blue Tornado (0-1) fell to McCracken County (Ky.) last Friday, 49-21, and are 0-2 all-time against the Panthers, so the Kentuckians are definitely looking to pick up their first win of the year and the series.

Tilghman stats
Obviously, one game is not sufficient to gauge who a team’s stars will be, but for what it’s worth, here’s who to look out for with the Blue Tornado.

Keep your eyes on their quarterback, #12 Jessie Dunigan. He completed 6-of-17 passes, but threw for one touchdown and picked up another one by rushing, where he totaled 71 yards.

Another player to look out for is #25 Djuan Sherrill, who picked up 81 rushing yards and led the defense with four tackles.

Game previews

  • None available yet…stay tuned!

Historical information


  • Unknown…stay tuned!

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

1960 champs 1Coming 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 at the top of the AP & UPI polls and Litkenhous Grid Ratings. In addition to their mythical state title, they also won the SIAC A Division and city championships.

Included in Coach Whicker’s Legendary Game Series, on Oct. 27 of this year, the top-ranked Panthers defeated then-No. 3 North, 34-0, in what is simply known as “The Game.”

Coach Byers‘ 1960 squad featured several future Reitz Football Hall of Famers (seniors Don Hansen, Ken Hansen, Doug Harp and junior Charles Orth). Joe Goodrid and Royce Neisz also earned all-state honors.

After the season, Byers stated that the 1960 team was the best defensive group he’d ever coached. However, the following season’s team may have changed his mind about that (they’ll be featured in an upcoming edition of the series!).

1960 Results

Fetscher, Higgins voted Week 1 Reis Tire Players of the Game

reis-potgThe Reitz Nation has spoken! The readers of ReitzFootball.com voted for Malik Higgins and Trevor Fetscher to be the Week 1 Reis Tire Offensive and Defensive Players of the Game.

Earning 46% of the vote, Higgins had three catches for 13 yards, but it was his rushing that carried him to the top spot. The senior had eight carries for 118 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown run.

On the other side of the ball, Fetscher earned the top spot with 47% of the vote. The senior had one solo tackle and nine assists, including one tackle-for-loss.

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

2014 Offensive Players of the Game
Week 1 – Malik Higgins

2014 Defensive Players of the Game
Week 1 – Trevor Fetscher

Reitz vs. Henderson County full individual stats

The individual stats are now online for Week 1’s game.

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!

Panthers in the Polls: Week 2

With her 34-13 win over Henderson County last week, Reitz again placed in the Top 10 of the three human polls and had a strong showing in the computer rankings.

Class 4A polls

Computer rankings

Flowers up for Courier & Press Player of the Week

Isaac Flowers, along with three others, is up for Courier & Press Player of the Week honors, thanks in no small part to his 99-yard kickoff return Friday against Henderson County.

Vote for Flowers for C&P Player of the Week


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