Notch up another accolade for San Antonio area’s version of Taysom Hill, none other than 6’2, 195-pound 2020 prospect Trapper Pannell of Kerrville Tivy as he helped lead Team Black to a 35-34 victory over Team Gold in the San Antonio Sports All-Star Game.
In a comeback victory, Pannell threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score to Oklahoma State signee Rashod Owens from 50 yards out with 2:30 remaining to cap off a 19-0 rally from 34-16 down. Owens, Converse Judson quarterback Mike Chandler II, and Wagner wide receiver Joshua Cobbs were among other standouts for Team Black.
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The fanbase in San Antonio long knew what Owens was capable of and Oklahoma State agreed, snagging the Roosevelt prospect late before the initial signing period. Chandler II is also under-recruited along with the 6’4/205 Cobbs. Owens was moved to running back as a senior for Roosevelt in a smart move. The future Cowboy rushed for more than 1,500 yards and projects as a 6’2, 200-pound receiver at the next level.
Outside linebacker/defensive end DeMarcus Hendricks of Wagner (6’3/235) is another prospect available late, along with 6’4, 320-pound offensive lineman Roderick King of Poteet.
Pannell has shown his versatility throughout his fantastic career, having an impact as a receiver as a sophomore. He played a little quarterback and then as a junior, started to share time with another good quarterback in Cole Miears. Pannell became the go-to guy with Miears moving to wide receiver in 2019.
His career stats are worthy of All-State status. In 12 games, including a rain delayed strange evening in the season opening to Dripping Springs. That was a game that ended past midnight due to heavy rain and lightning in the area.
Pannell finished with 4,497 career passing yards for 49 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions, 1,139 career rushing yards and 22 touchdowns, 27 receptions for 417 yards and eight scores, two interceptions on defense, and a 91-yard kickoff return.
The quarterback has a College Promoters USA page linked HERE.
As a senior, Pannell threw for 33 touchdowns and added another 14 on the ground for the Antlers. UTEP has offered as of before the December National Signing Day, with mainly Southland Conference interest to date.
Watch this space…