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Former Panther coach John Hart returning to Indiana


Hart coached Reitz to their 2007 state championship

Former Reitz head coach John Hart will return to Indiana this fall, it was announced this week. Hart is the new head coach at Brownsburg High School, a 6A football team in the Indianapolis area.

Hart coached the Panthers from 2001 to 2007. He was at Warren Central from 2008 to 2011 then Huntley (Ill.) for the last four years.

Hart has compiled a 266-82 win/loss record in 30 years of coaching.

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Most Offensive Team in Reitz Football history is 2003

2003 Most Offensive

The most offensive team in Reitz Football history was not a state champion. They didn’t even win semi-state. Or regional, for that matter.

But that’s part of what makes 2003 so fantastic. They scored an average of 45.31 points, almost more than four more per game than any other Panther team in school history, AND they did it in only 13 games.

Think about it…some teams played 14 or 15 games and still didn’t score more on average than the 2003 squad.

With 589 total points, they were only eight behind 2007’s team that scored the most points in a single season in school history.

Coach John Hart, in his third year, would guide the Panthers to a No. 1 ranking before being upset, 31-20, by Center Grove in the Class 5A Regional Championship.

They had four players named to all-state (Zach Barrett, Andy Deig, Nick Hart and Daniel Woods). Deig and Hart are also members of the Reitz Football Hall of Fame.

In 2003, Deig set the single-season Panther record for tackles (209). Hart also set single-season records for passing yards (1,797), longest touchdown pass (72 yards) and passing touchdowns (27), although all three records have subsequently been broken.

  • note: team records are only available for 1992-99, 2002-10 and 13-present; please let us know if you have any years that are missing

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581 points in 14 games make 2010 No. 2 Most Offensive Team in Reitz Football History

2010 Most Offensive

Often overshadowed by the 2007 and 2009 state championship teams, the 2010 Panthers had an incredible run that cannot be ignored.

They scored 581 points in 14 games to average 41.5 points per game. The Panthers won city and SIAC championships and finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in every poll. Reitz went on to win sectional and regional titles before falling to eventual state champion, Indianapolis Cathedral, 56-28, in the semi-state game.

The Panthers had five all-state players, including Ke’Andre Vaughn and Matt McIntosh, who shared the team scoring title with 84 points.

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Deig picked Academic All-Star

The 2015 Reitz Football team can add another honor to its resume as Evan Deig, the Panthers’ senior quarterback, was selected as an Indiana Academic All-Star, it was reported by the Evansville Courier & Press.

Deig, only one of 25 high school football players from around the state to receive the honor, will be presented with the award before Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game.

Click here for the full story from the Courier & Press

Player of the Year vote ends in tie; Ashworth, Brown declared co-winners

The Reitz Nation has spoken! We asked you to select who you thought was the Player of the Year, and, incredibly, the vote has ended in a tie!

Brock Ashworth and Will Brown both received 20 votes to earn 21.5% of the vote. Your webmaster had not yet voted, but, as he was about to close the poll and upon seeing the results, felt the tie should stand.

20 - Brock Ashworth
20 - Will Brown
13 - Evan Deig
13 - Kerrion Ringo
12 - Joey Head
8 - Elijah Dunham
7 - Aaron Euler

Both co-winners were one-time Players of the Game. Ashworth won in Week 9 while Brown in Week 2.

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

2015 Players of the Game
Week 1: Evan Deig
Week 2: Will Brown
Week 3: Kornell Dash
Week 4: Tristen Clark
Week 5: Reid Mahan
Week 6: Tristen Clark
Week 7: Aaron Euler
Week 8: Alex Malchioni
Week 9: Brock Ashworth
Sectional First Round: Kerrion Ringo
Sectional Semifinal: Elijah Dunham

Thank you to MyPantherTees.com for their support of the our weekly Player of the Game & Player of the Year fan vote!

ReitzFootball.com Players of the Game/Year Archive

Dunham, Ringo named AP all-state; four more honorable mention

Elijah Dunham and Kerrion Ringo were named to the Associated Press’ Indiana high school football All-State first team, it was announced today.

Four more Panthers, Will Brown (DB), Tristen Clark (TE), Evan Deig (QB) and Isaac Flowers (DB), were named honorable mention by the AP.

Congratulations to these Mighty Panthers and the rest of the team on an awesome 2015 season.

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Vote for the ReitzFootball.com 2015 Player of the Year

ReitzFootball.com is pleased to announce the voting for the MyPantherTees.com Player of the Year is now online!

The initial voting was taken down shortly after it went live due to a little controversy. However, one of the coaches suggested we determine the finalists using those honored on the 2015 Team Awards (the team MVP’s and position players of the year, minus the most improved players).

We’ve taken his suggestion and have done just that. These finalists were picked by the players and coaches themselves, so there should be no question as to their merit as a finalist.

In the past, the vote was for the Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Last year a Most Valuable Player award was added. However, this year only one individual will be selected, and he will be named the 2015 Player of the Year.

The voting will be online until this Thursdsay, Dec. 10.

Congratulations to all these fine players and the entire football team on an exciting, fun season.

2015 Reitz Football season

2015 team awards announced at Award Ceremony

The Reitz Football team announced the 2015 Team Awards at Sunday’s awards ceremony.

For clarification, the winners in each category were not selected by ReitzFootball.com,  but instead were determined by the players themselves and their coaches.

Team Most Valuable Player
Will Brown

Offensive Most Valuable Player
Evan Deig

Defensive Most Valuable Player
Aaron Euler

Special Teams Most Valuable Player
Caleb Moll

Most Improved Defensive Player of the Year
Isaiah Dunham

Most Improved Offensive Player of the Year
Noah Jones

Offensive Lineman of the Year
Joey Head

Defensive Lineman of the Year
Brock Ashworth

Defensive Back of the Year
Elijah Dunham

Offensive Back of the Year
Kerrion Ringo

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Brown, Dunham, Ringo named IFCA all-state

Three Panthers will see their names added to the all-state players section on ReitzFootball.com as Will Brown, Elijah Dunham and Kerrion Ringo were named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association’s 2015 all-state team.

Brown was a defensive back while Ringo was a wide receiver on the IFCA Class 4A Senior Team.

Dunham was a defensive back on the Junior Team.

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