Panthers overcome a power outage to rout the Ironmen, 27-0


No. 1 St. Frances was in Ramsey, NJ, Friday evening to play New Jersey power Dom Bosco Prep and with the Panthers leading 7-0 midway through the second-quarter the lights went out Bosco’s Granatell Stadium.

The game was delayed for 20 minutes before the lights came back on, but, thanks to the St. Frances defense, the light never reached the Ironmen, as the Panthers (3-0) claimed a 27-0 victory.

The first touchdown came on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Jalon Jones to Randy Fields, with eight seconds left in the first quarter. In the third quarter, Joachim Bangda scored on a 2-yard run and the Panther defense produced a score, late in the third quarter, with 16-yard interception return for a touchdown by Osman Savage. In the fourth quarter, Bangda scored again, this time on a 15-yard run.

St. Frances, which had its opportunity to challenge IMG Academy, the nation’s No. 1 team, washed away last week by Hurricane Irma, came into this week as the No. 21 team in the nation according to USA Today.