Touchdown Live Blog- Week 3 - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

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Touchdown Live Blog- Week 3

Week 3 of the high school football season is about to begin, and our featured matchup will take place in Paradise, as the Castle Knights host the Reitz Panthers.

Reitz is off to an outstanding 2-0 start, taking care of Terre Haute South on the road last week after crushing Henderson County by 48 points in the season opener. Castle meanwhile, bounced back nicely from their Week-1 loss at Terre Haute North, with a 45-19 victory over New Albany in their 2015 home debut.

The Knights/ Panthers rivalry dates back to 1978, with Reitz holding a slim 25-20 advantage, in the all-time series. The Panthers have dominated the series for the most part recently, winning 11 of the last 14 matchups against Castle. However, the Knights 3 victories since 2002 came in consecutive years, from 2011-2013. Reitz snapped a 3-game losing streak to the Knights 35-14, last year at the Reitz Bowl. The Panthers though, have lost their last 2 in Paradise, and are going for their 1st win at Castle in 6 years.

Both squads are solid at the quarterback position, with Dayne Keller taking the snaps for the Knights, and Evan Deig under center for the Panthers. Keller was voted the Touchdown Live Player of the Week, throwing 3 touchdowns and rushing for another in Castle's win over New Albany. Deig has been very efficient over the first 2 weeks, completing 38 of 47 passes so far, for a total of more than 460 yards.

Running back Isaac Flowers has been unstoppable once Reitz has gotten into the red zone, with 7 rushing touchdowns on the year, all runs of 14 yards or less. Kerrion Ringo is another threat in the backfield for the Panthers. He put up 126 yards on the ground against Terre Haute South. The Knights have a dynamic running back of their own in Jadrien Higginson, who ran for 120 yards against New Albany.

This should be a close game that goes down to the wire, with Reitz holding a slight advantage.

Prediction: Reitz- 31, Castle- 27

So who do you think will win- the Panthers or the Knights? Vote in our poll at the top of this page!

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