Parnell & Parnell; Family Football Bond

Parnell & Parnell; Family Football Bond

Jaylin Parnell has had a monster season for South Medford football on both sides of the ball.

“When he (Jaylin) was younger there were other kids that played tailback or quarterback or whatever," Chris Parnell, Panthers Defensive Coordinator said about his son. "I always had him play something else.”

Jaylin has rushed for over 1,000 yards while scoring nearly 20 touchdowns.

Chris Parnell played collegiate football including two years at Oregon Tech and he continued his passion with football with his family in mind.

“It’s a really cool thing because not everybody can say they got coached by their dad,” Jaylin Parnell said.

“He’s (Jaylin) always been around football," Chris said. "Both of my sons have always been around football. My wife Tracy is on board with everything that we’re doing and so that’s all he knows. He works his butt off.”

The Parnell's and the Panthers have won back-to-back 6A Southwest Conference Championships and will host Lincoln in the second round of the playoffs on Friday night at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford.

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