Portland Varsity Football

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  • Conference Record: 2 - 4

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Several Panthers named to All-Region 5-4A football team

Staff Reports Portland Sun Following the most successful season since 2005, the Portland Panthers placed several players on the All-Region 5-4A football team. Quarterback Caleb Mandrell, offensive lineman Thomas Rodriguez, defensive lineman Logan Summers and linebacker Josh Dutcher were named to the all-region first team, while four others earned all-region honors. The full team is

Panthers to open playoffs at Jackson North Side

Curtis Marlin The Portland Leader The Portland Panthers will make their second postseason appearance in four seasons as the Purple travel to play the 6-4 Jackson North Side Indians on Friday for the opening round of the TSSAA playoffs. The Panthers, 6-4, had an off week after a tough loss at Creekwood on Oct. 19.

Portland falls to Creek Wood

Curtis Marlin the Portland Leader The Portland Panthers were 4 yards away from possible tying Creek Wood in a big game for playoff seedings with under two minutes left in the game. But the Red Hawks made a goalline stand and ran out the clock in posting a 14-6 win over the Purple in Charlotte

Yellow Jackets sting Panthers, 45-24

Curtis Marlin The Portland Leader The Portland football team’s 45-24 loss to visiting Springfield on Friday evening was not as lopsided as the final score would indicate. The Panthers trailed 24-16 with six minutes left in the third quarter. But the Jackets returned a kickoff 65 yards to quickly switch the momentum and added three

Portland pounds WH Heritage to move to 5-1

Angie Flatt The Portland Sun The Portland Panthers won their third straight game Friday night, defeating the White House Heritage Patriots 35-14, improving the Panthers to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the district. Portland came out ready to go, scoring on the second play of the game when quarterback Caleb Mandrell scored on a 55-yard

Panthers to host winless White House-Heritage

Curtis Marlin Portland Leader The Portland Panthers will host White House-Heritage this Friday in a key region battle. The Patriots come to town winless in five games. But according to Panther coach Greg Cavanah, that record is deceiving. The Patriots have scored 90 points so far this season while giving up 196. The two teams

Panthers Roll Over West Creek

Angie Flatt Portland Sun The Portland Panthers celebrated a Homecoming win Friday night in a 42-18 rout of West Creek. The Panthers got off to a rocky start allowing the Coyotes to score on the first series of the game when West Creek’s Parsons scored a 53-yard touchdown. However, Portland’s Grayson Stubblefield blocked the Coyotes

Portland stays hot, shuts out Greenbrier

Angie Flatt Portland Sun Friday night, the Portland Panthers sent the Greenbrier Bobcats back home with a loss, shutting out the Bobcats 28-0. The win improves Portland to 3-1. The Panther defense showed up and showed out, consistently forcing the Bobcats to punt or turn the ball over on downs. Portland opted for short kicks

Panthers ready for road game against the Indians

By Curtis Marlin Portland Leader A pair of 2-0 teams square off Friday as Portland travels to Montgomery Central for both teams’ first region contest. Both squads are coming off impressive wins last week. The Indians were victorious over Kenwood 10-7 while the Panthers posted a 31-20 win over Hillwood. The Panthers won 34-0 in