Panthers have now outscored seven opponents 267-16
Coming in against No. 1 St. Frances, No. 20 Gilman knew it had to try and control possession of the football in an effort to keep the ball away from the Panthers explosive offense. After a fairly productive opening drive, the Greyhounds learned that the Panther defense is just as formidable and explosive as their offensive counter parts. The combination added up to a 50-0 St. Frances victory in MIAA A Conference action Friday night at Patterson Park’s UTZ Tawardowicz.
Jalon Jones quickly marched the Panthers across a short field and scored on an 8-yard run to put St. Frances on top, 7-0, in the opening quarter. On the ensuing kickoff Gilman’s Mason Freeman returned the ball back 80 yards before getting hit and fumbling, allowing St. Frances make recovery inside their own 10.
Early in the second quarter, sophomore Nyjil Carr scored on an 11-yard run and the Panthers added a two-point conversion for a 15-0 lead. Minutes later, Joachim Bangda scooted 19-yards for another score and 22-0 lead. St. Frances would score once more in the first half on a 28-yard pass from Jones to Randy Fields to lead 29-0.
In the third quarter, Bangda added a 2-yard rushing touchdown, and Fields hauled in a 28-yard TD toss from Jones.
St. Frances is now 7-0 overall and has outscored its opponents 267-16. The Panthers are 4-0 in the MIAA A Conference and in first place. The Panthers travel to Archbishop Spalding next Friday. Gilman is now 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the conference as it will face Loyola next week.