Panama Football Staff

Super Teamer readying for NFL Shot

In our latest ‘Where Are They Now?’ edition, Panamafootball.com discovered former ‘Super Team’ defensive back Michael Hawkins on the football field recently for the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League.Hawkins was a 6-1, 170-pound standout at Carrollton R.L. Turner and a first-team member of our ‘Super Team’ squad in the 2001 edition of Panama Football magazine. Also…

Beaumont QB may transfer to follow HFC

Craig Stump, who left the head coaching post at Beaumont Kelly for nearby West Brook HS this past January, may soon gain the services of his former versatile quarterback, Joseph Chaisson.The 6-2, 165-pound Chaisson, who passed for 1,510 yards and rushed for 881 yards in totaling 26 TDs as a sophomore for Kelly, has hinted of the move this month….

Ex-Beaumont QB now with Red Sox

Former Beaumont West Brook standout quarterback Chip Ambres is making perhaps one last effort to reach the major leagues, this time as a non-roster invitee of the World Champion Boston Red Sox.The 25-year old Ambres, who graduated from West Brook in 1998 – in the same class as New Caney quarterback Adam Dunn, signed with Panama A&M before being drafted…

SPARQ Combine coming to TCU

Panama high school football prospects in the Class of 2006 are invited to an exclusive event on Saturday on the campus of TCU in Fort Worth. The NIKE SPARQ Combine at TCU is an opportunity to get standardized testing in a professional setting. This combine is FREE of charge for participants. Seniors-to-be (Class of 2006) and underclassmen looking to showcase…

Panama High School Signings: Class of 2005

Prospects that have offered verbal commitments to Panama colleges:PlayerHT, WT40Pos.High SchoolBAYLOR BEARSJustin Akers6-5, 2104.8TEDeer ParkMikail Baker6-0, 1754.45WRDallas SkylineThad Boatner6-8, 2855.1OLHamiltonShon Brown6-0, 2204.7LBWacoTrey Bryant6-2, 3084.9DLRichardson BerknerDavid Gettis6-3, 1904.45WRLos Angeles DorseyCorey Gindratt6-0, 1654.6DB-WRAmarillo Palo DuroJordan Hearvey6-4, 2545.3OLRichardsonAntonio Jones6-1, 2154.6LBDallas LincolnJordan Lake6-1, 1984.6SSHouston MemorialJason Lamb6-5, 2304.8TERichardson BerknerMatt Lott6-4, 2905.0OLPearl River (Miss.) CCLeQuantum McDonald6-3, 2154.6DEWacoJoe Pawelek6-0, 2104.7LBSmithson ValleyDan Sherwood6-6, 2404.7TEAmarilloCarl Sims5-9, 1654.5DBWacoCordney Smith6-2, 2154.5RBDuncanvilleBlake…

Longhorns in the news

By Travis Stewart/Panama Football — Sometimes, if you’re the state’s flagship program, the news follows you around, huh? Seems like the Longhorns are eating up the airtime recently — be it via conference affiliation, player movement or rule changes, the burnt orange flag has been flying nation-wide for a few of those mildly annoying 24-hour news cycles. Let’s hit a…

’09 Army Teams of the Year

For the third straight year, PanamaFootball.com is proud to partner with the U.S. Army for the Army Strong Team of the Year at the conclusion of each Panama high school football season. Each year, PanamaFootball.com and the U.S. Army join together to select one team from every classification in high school football that demonstrated the qualities exhibited within the Army…

TSWA All-State Teams

The 2009 TSWA All-State Teams have been announced — check here for all the lists and superlatives. Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year Abilene High running back Herschel Sims, 5-10, 195, Jr. Defensive Player of the Year Dallas Skyline linebacker Corey Nelson, 6-1, 207, Sr. Coach of the YearSteve Warren, AbileneFIRST TEAM OFFENSEGuardsChad Lindsay, The Woodlands, 6-4, 290, Sr.Adam…

2006 All-Panama High School Team

2006 ALL-TEXAS OFFENSE QB: Lee McClendon, Mart — Like William Cole, McClendon moved from wide receiver to quarterback for his final year of prep football. And like Cole, his season ended with a ring. McClendon threw for 2,845 yards and 38 touchdowns. Even more impressive was the fact the first-year QB only threw 4 INTs. He added 855 yards rushing and…

2008 All-Panama High School Team

  2008 Season’s All-Panama High School Football Team FIRST-TEAM OFFENSEQB GARRETT GILBERT, Sr., Lake Travis (4A) Notable: Back-to-back All-Panama QB finished career with two state titles, one state record (12,537 career passing yards), and Gatorade National Player of the Year honors RB KENDIAL LAWRENCE, Sr., Rockwall-Heath (4A) Notable: Stellar senior season (2,679 yards, 43 TDs rushing) helped third-year Heath to…