Piedmont (2-9 & 0-7) have a new HC and a new attitude. John Castator takes over the Panther program in 2019. Castator comes over from Porter Ridge. Cody Purser returns for his senior year after rushing for 1228 yards and 13 TDs in 2018. Junior Henry Saunders returns after splitting time at QB in 2018. The Panthers ran the triple-option in 2018 and didn't throw the ball much and recorded just 1 passing TD in 2018. Quamme McLedon returns after 8 catches and 125 yards receiving.
Piedmont’s defense returns 2 of their top 5 tacklers from 2018. Harrison Davis (79 stops) and Brock Gsell (75 stops)are returning on defense. Brooks Gsell returns on defense after leading the Panthers with 2 interceptions. The Panthers open the 2019 season on August 23rd at West Stanly.