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Evansville Reitz Football Team Preview

Mascot
Panthers
Team
Varsity 2017
Colors
Blue
Coach
Andy Hape
Address
350 Dreier Blvd, Evansville, IN 47712
Overall
1-0
Conference
0-0
National Rank
1224
State (IN) Rank
26

Season Opener

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Aug 18 Henderson County (Henderson, KY)

General Information

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Nickname Panthers
Colors Blue/Gray
Coach Andy Hape
League Southern Indiana
Playoff Division 4A
Playoff Division Rank #1

Ratings

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2016 Final Power Rating 34.3
2016 National Rank #1221
2016 State Rank #29
Off-Season Rating Adjustment 1.2
2017 Starting Power Rating 36.8
2017 National Rank #828
2017 State Rank #24
Dynasty Rating (avg. rating 2003-16) 33.2
Dynasty National Rank #581
2017 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating better by 3.6
Dynasty Record 145-32 (84-14 in league)

Team Strengths

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12 Players With Experience Return To Solid Defense, Defensive Play Of Year Returns At MLB, OL/RB

Team Weaknesses

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Must Find QB

Strength of Regular-Season Schedule

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2017 Rating 13.2
2016 Rating 12.2 (14.6 overall)
Rating Difference +1

Panthers Returning Players

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Offensive Starters 8
Defensive Starters 6
2016 JV Record 7-2
Starting Quarterback Returning no
Top Running Back Returning yes
Top Receiver Returning no
Top OL Returning yes
Top Defender Returning yes

Top Players

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  1. Joey Diekmann 6'2.5" 230 Senior LB
  2. Isaiah Dunham 6'2" 190 Senior WR/DB
  3. Noah Jones 6'0" 190 Senior RB/LB

Previous Season

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2016 Overall Record 11-2
2016 League Record/Finish 6-1 (tied for 1st)
2016 Points For Average 38.7
2016 Points Against Average 14.1
2016 Differential +24.6

Toughest 2017 Regular Season Opponents

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Opponent Rating
Evansville Memorial (Evansville, IN) 32.2
Evansville Central (Evansville, IN) 31.2
Castle (Newburgh, IN) 23.3

Recent State Championships

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  1. 2009
  2. 2007

Recent League Championships

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  1. 2016 (tied for 1st)
  2. 2010
  3. 2009
  4. 2008
  5. 2007
  6. 2005
  7. 2004 (tied for 1st)
  8. 2003