Last fall, St. Frances, located in East Baltimore and playing its home games at Utz Field in Patterson Park, overwhelmed most opponents with its skill, size, athleticism and depth, leading to the safety concerns of Mount Saint Joseph and other schools. The Panthers won the MIAA A Conference for the second straight season and finished 13-0. The Panthers were ranked No. 1 by The Sun and in the Maryland state media poll. They finished No. 4 in USA Today’s Super 25 after defeating Bingham (Utah), 41-3, in the Geico State Champions Bowl Series in Phoenix on Dec. 23.