By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 21, 2017
2016 season record — 7-2 overall, lost 18-16 to George Washington in semifinal Oct. 22, beat John F. Kennedy 26-0 in third-place game Oct. 28.
Head coach — Jacob Dowdell, seventh season, 31-21, two IFL regular-season titles.
Returning players — 5.
Returning starters — 3.
Key performers — Makoa Bamba, Sr., DE-WR; Jaylyn Dowdell, Jr., MLB-RT-C; RaSean Jacobs, Jr., rover-slot.
Strengths — Youth. Across the board, players are coachable, willing to learn, plenty of potential.
Drawbacks — Young. Lack of experience, lack of depth across the board.
Overview — Almost all contributing players at key positions, skill and interior, either PCSed or graduated, leaving the Panthers to pretty much start over.