PWMS PANTHER COMBINE PHOTO

Some of the funds raised at Portland West Middle School’s Panther Combine on Friday will go toward the purchase of new game jerseys.

Portland West Middle School held its annual Panther Combine last Friday, raising more than $12,000.

There are 40 players in the program, and the average total raised per player was more than $300.

The funds will go toward the purchase of new white-out game jersey and purple game plants.

The Panther Combine — which became an annual event in 2006 — has raised more than $190,000 for middle-school football in Portland. Funds raise often go toward T-shirts, shorts and other necessary gear for the players.

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