High School Sports

McDonogh, Gilman taking shape under new head football coaches

McDonogh, Gilman taking shape under new head football coaches

The first day of Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference football practice opened Monday with two new coaches on the sidelines — McDonogh’s Hakeem Sule and Gilman’s Nick Bach, men who followed vastly different routes to opposites side of the 103-year-old rivalry.

Sule, a McDonogh graduate, never strayed far from his alma mater, spending the past eight years as an Eagles assistant coach. Bach, a Buffalo native, coached in an Atlanta suburb, taking Mountain View High School to the second round of the Class 7A state playoffs last fall for the first time in school history.

Sule and Bach, who both took over their MIAA programs earlier this year, played high...

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