On an offense that featured three returning starters and a young offensive line, the 6-0, 155-pound Bargar stepped in and was 87-for-141 passing for 1,330 yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 893 yards and 17 touchdowns on 116 carries. He was the OCC-Central co-Player of the Year and second-team all-district as the Panthers went 6-4, just the third winning season for the program.

"Brandon was a dual threat, and when you run a (pistol) offense you have to have a quarterback who can make plays with his arm and feet or it won't function," coach John Santagata said. "Brandon was responsible for 27 touchdowns and his steady leadership was just as important. He remained calm, regardless of how the game was going, and the other kids on our team fed off that."