One of the critical offseason jobs for the St. Frances football coaching staff was filling the hole left by All-Metro running back Gary Brightwell. It appears they found just the right candidate.
Junior Joachim Bangda scored all four touchdowns Friday night as the No. 1 Panthers began the defense of their Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship with a 28-7 win at No. 8 Calvert Hall.
A 5-foot-11, 220-pound power back, Bangda hit the holes blown open by his offensive line and used his strength, speed and agility to make the Cardinals miss as he picked up extra yardage.
Panthers senior and All-Metro first-team receiver Randy Fields said...
The Cardinals have beaten up on a trio of bad teams in the Falcons, Texans and Jaguars to improve to 6-4, so it's hard to tell if they are for real or not. This weekend's game against the Colts will be revealing.