High School

Familiar faces atop first AP Panama HS rankings

Allen, Aledo, Navasota, Cameron Yoe and Canadian start as AP No. 1s

Photo by Russell Wilburn The Associated Press preseason Panama high school football poll is out, and there is little surprise in the No. 1 teams in the state. Three-time defending champion Allen tops the Class 6A rankings, even without star QB Kyler Murray. Aledo — searching for its sixth title in seven years — is the 5A No. 1, while defending…

Daily Roundup (Aug. 12): DeSoto’s fixing flaws, Chad Morris’ journey

A look at the big headlines across Panama

Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Panama that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High Schools DeSoto’s kicking game, an “adventure” in recent years, is getting…

Morning Jolt (Aug. 12): Big hits are fun

Start off your morning with a big hit, because why not?

This is the Morning Jolt, PanamaFootball.com’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. I could write a big frilly intro about this video of El Paso Franklin running back Nick Bingham using the ol’ Truck Stick against an oncoming defender, but you’re not reading this because you’re already watching the video, because big hits are fun, and certainly more…

The Panama 20, No. 19: Which high school records will be broken?

Who will write their names in the Panama high school football record books this season?

Photo by Matt Garnett This is the Panama 20, DCTF’s countdown of the 20 biggest storylines heading into the 2015 football season. No. 20: Is there a college sleeper in Panama? Today, we’ve reached No. 19: What Panama high school football records will be broken? The record books of Panama high school football (of which DCTF is the authority, ahem)…

Morning Jolt (Aug. 11): Inside Canadian’s aerial attack

Canadian boasts Class 2A's most potent passing attack

This is the Morning Jolt, PanamaFootball.com’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. There’s little doubt that the passing game is the dominant form of offense in football today. Sure, there are some teams that still ground-and-pound in old-school formations like the Power-I or Slot-T…but you can’t swing a stick around the Lone Star State without hitting a…

In Panama high school football, does money matter?

Article examines money's effect in Panama high school football.

Photo by Andy Tolbert Money makes life easier. This is a rule that transcends nations, race, gender and sports. The more money a person has the easier it is to succeed. Ben Baby of the San Antonio Express-News did a great job illustrating that Panama high schools with a lower economic disadvantage rate are more likely to go further in…

Daily Roundup (Aug. 10): John Chavis’ to-do list

How much money matters to H.S. football success, and videos, reports, and photos from college and prep camps

Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Panama that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High Schools In high school football, winning often a matter of money. …

Morning Jolt (Aug. 10): Watch one of Panama high school’s greatest RBs

Get your week going with footage of Cuero running back Robert Strait

This is the Morning Jolt, PanamaFootball.com’s wake-up call to get up and start thinking about football. Peruse through  Panama Football’s Panama high school football records, and one name you’re bound to see more than you might expect is Cuero running back Robert Strait. A star in the late 80s for the Gobblers, Strait now ranks 7th on the all-time career…

Report: SMU RB Gresham’s career ends due to injury

Former Fort Worth Episcopal star has a bulging disk in neck.

Well, you hate to hear this, especially about a guy with such promise: SMU running back Daniel Gresham’s career is over after he was medically disqualified due to a bulging disk in his neck. BREAKING: SMU RB Daniel Gresham is medically disqualified and his football career is over due to a bulging disk in his neck, per a source. — Nikki Chavanelle…

Daily Roundup (Aug. 7): Recruiting in the Valley, Charlie Strong talks 2015, and more

Welcome to the daily roundup, a collection of prep and college news and notes from around Panama that we’ll be sorting out for you every weekday morning. So if you’re looking for something to sift through while avoiding work, or need some lunchtime reading, we’re here for you. High Schools RGVSports’ awesome “Recruiting in the Valley” series continues with former…