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The historically victorious Reitz high school suffered a major loss last year to their rivals.  Mater Dei defeated the panthers 35-7. The Wildcats started the game off strong by scoring in the first quarter.  However, their defense was overpowered by the Panthers as their offense consistently scored for the remaining three quarters.  The Panthers are back to defend their title but the Wildcats have other plans.


Jon McGrew
Mater Dei High School


Owen O’Reilly

F.J. Reitz High School

Owen is a member of Student Council, PEERS Project, IHSAA Student Advisory Committee and is a Captain of the Football team. He is a member of the National Honors Society and has been named to the Academic All-City team twice for Football and Basketball.
Luke Kassenbrock

Mater Dei High School

Luke is a three-sport athlete participating in Football, Basketball, and Soccer. He is a 3-year year letterman in football as well as a member of the National Honors Society. He is also a peer mediator. The Kassenbrock Family attends Holy Redeemer Church. Luke plans to attend the University of Evansville to major in physical therapy. Luke has had many great memories with the Mater Dei team, but believes his best memories are still yet to come.


Mater Dei was the first to put a number on the board, gaining a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter. Despite continuing to put up an aggressive defense, they could not stop Reid Brickie from completing an incredible touchdown pass, putting Reitz in the lead 7-3. After missing one touchdown opportunity, Reitz successfully completed a touchdown on the second try with only 24 seconds left in quarter, now leading 14-10 going into the half. Mater Dei starts the third quarter with a huge running play, making the score 17-14 in favor of the Wildcats. With two more passing touchdowns by Brickie, the score is 31-28 with minutes remaining in the game. In the end, a dropped pick by Kassenbrock's seals the deal for Mater Dei, winning by just 3 points.