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Panthers dominate 6-6A selections after banner year

by | Mar 18, 2016 | Sports

Senior Devin Gifford (23) confers with Plano East head coach Jeff Clarkson during the regional quarterfinal game with South Grand Prairie. Each played a key role in the Panthers’ success this past season, with Gifford being named the District 6-6A MVP and Clarkson and his staff receiving the top coaching honors.

Senior Devin Gifford (23) confers with Plano East head coach Jeff Clarkson during the regional quarterfinal game with South Grand Prairie. Each played a key role in the Panthers’ success this past season, with Gifford being named the District 6-6A MVP and Clarkson and his staff receiving the top coaching honors.

By Greg Ford
Sports Editor
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To say the 2015-’16 season was a good to the Panthers would be an understatement.
From beginning, the PESH boys played a stellar form of basketball; one that carried them to the District 6-6A title, as well as playoff wins over Byron Nelson and Cedar Hill. That entire effort didn’t take place in a vacuum, but was done under the watchful eyes of East’s fans, coaches and opposition.
It was latter who really understood how well the Panthers performed, especially within 6-6A, where coaches rewarded PESH by naming many of its players to the All-District team.
Leading the list was senior Devin Gifford, who was named the 6-6A MVP, while teammates Chris Parker (senior) and Chauncey Thomas (senior) were named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively. Thomas shared his award with Hebron’s Riley Ellis.
(To read the entire article, check out the March 17 edition of the Murphy Monitor)

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