MEDFORD, Ore.—Jaylin Parnell has capped off his high school career in emphatic fashion.
On Thursday, the South Medford senior linebacker was named the Defensive Player of the Year for Class 6, as voted on by the state’s coaches.
The honor comes a few days after Parnell received a scholarship offer from Western Oregon and after he was selected to the all-state first teams on both offense and defense.
His coach, Bill Singler, took home some hardware as well.
Singler was named the 6A Co-Coach of the year along with Joe Bushman of state-champion Clackamas.
Singler led the Panthers to their first ever state title game at the start of December. It was also his first as a head coach.
- Parnell Named Defensive Player of the Year, Singler Co-Coach of the Year
- SOU's Charlie Hall Named Coach of the Year, QB Tanner Trosin Offensive Player of the Year
- OIT's Justin Parnell Named to NABC's 30 Under 30 List
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- Faust, Fossen, Chamberlin Named SWC Players of the Year
- Beavers, Singler Look for Second Straight Win Over Oregon
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- Crater's Kiefer Edwards Named Oregon 5A Basketball Player of the Year
- SOU's Harlee Donovan First Raider to be Named NAIA Player of the Year
- South Medford RB Jaylin Parnell Commits to Western Oregon