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Members of the 1953 Reitz varsity and reserve football teams
are, from left to right, first riw: Jere Richardson and John
Vaught, managers, Lowell Jackson, Larry Stofleth, Bill Iglehart,
David Austill, Norbert Hancock, James Byers, James Horr, Don
Vandeber, Bob Martin, Fred Tramel, Joe Herron, Bob Fisher,
Phil Aramowicz, Wayne Moore, Jim Bromrn, Jim Pirtle, David
Cox and Managers Tommy Schmidt and Skip Williams. Second
row: Cub Coach Wayne Weller, Equipment Manager Raymond
Jones, Freshman Coach James Barnett, Principal Neil V. Pierce,
Bob York, Harold Stone, Lowell Farrar, John lmel, Fred Russell,
John Marshall, Gary Bailey, David Deer, Emerson Tornatta, Geralo
Branham, Richard Bogard, Jim Julian, Jerry Paul, Joe Lamble,
Aaron Bolton, Bob Davis, Coach Herman Byers and Athletic
Business Manager Cecil Couts.
Ellerbrook, Louie Garst, Allen
Steve Garrett, Michael Bentzen,
Jim Harding, Gerald Crowley,
George Hape, Tony Weller, Pat
Lyons, David Huff and Coaches
Third row: Jim Evans, Orvel
Happe, Gary Reke, Bill Zinn,
Gerald Wallace, Ronald Talley,
Frank Carr, Frank Harrington,
Dailey, Harry Gonterman, Larry
Jack Schaeffer and Alan Horn.
City, SIAC, and State Championships were gathered on the
hilltop this year by the football team. To win all these honors
they had to complete a ten game schedule without a defeat.
The Panthers opened their season with an easy win over
Barret of Henderson, 34-O. The team displayed the power in
that game that was to carry them all through the season.
Traveling next to Indianapolis, they played Cathedral and
showed fine form by defeating them 20-O.
Gerstmeyer of Terre Haute proved to be the Panthers' stiff-
est early season competition. Taking advantage of a Hilltopper
fumble, they were the first team to score on the Reitz eleven.
The Panthers won by a 20-6 margin.
At New Albany the Panthers gave a sturdy Bulldog team a
Coming home to play a hepped-up Bosse Bulldog squad,
the Blue and Gray gridders eked out a I4-7 victory in a
game that was played hard all the way.
Mater Dei, a young school trying to engineer a triumph
over the Hilltoppers for the first time, was leading 7-6 at
half time. This was the first and only time during the entire
season that the Panthers were behind. In the second half they
recovered, and wound up with a l9-7 victory over the Wild-
Highly touted Muncie Central, undefeated leaders of the
Northern Conference, traveled to Evansville to meet the Blue
and Gray. Last half touchdowns by Jim Byers and Bob Martin
paced the southern defenders in a convincing I3-0 victory
over the Bearcats.
The Vincennes Alices were the next to fall, 44-7, in a
game that featured many long touchdown plays. Don Siscel's
75 yard jaunt and Larry Stofleth's 85 yard punt return were
the highlights of the game.
Memorial's Bengals ventured to the West Side only to
receive a 40-O trouncing at the hands of the Panthers. End
Bob Fisher caught two TD passes to set the determined pace
for the Blue and Gray.
Central's strong Golden Bears were the last hurdle for a
perfect season. Rolling up a 27-O triumph, Fred Russell's 75
yard touchdown run in the opening minutes was one of the
many bright spots, Don Siscel, playing his last high school
game, showed fine form as he scored twice for Reitz.