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Murphy Football Team History


Murphy Panthers
Murphy High School

100 S. Carlen St. Mobile, AL 36606
Stadium: Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Colors: Blue & Gold
Coach: Larry Henderson
Region: 4A-R1
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1983 Season Highlights
 Larry Henderson enters his 2nd season as Head Coach at Murphy.
 Record 14-0 season.
 The Panthers won the Class 4A Region 1 Championship.
 The Panthers set a team record by winning 14 games.
 
1983 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Sep. 2  @ Baldwin County  (4A)   35   9   W        
 Fri., Sep. 9  vs. McGill  (4A)  *  40   6   W        
 Thu., Sep. 15  @ Blount  (4A)   32   0   W        
 Fri., Sep. 23  vs. LeFlore  (4A)  *  38   6   W        
 Fri., Sep. 30   Davidson  (4A)   40   0   W        
 Fri., Oct. 7  @ Shaw  (4A)  *  39   0   W    MGM    
 Fri., Oct. 14  @ Theodore  (4A)   14   0   W        
 Thu., Oct. 20  vs. Williamson  (4A)   28   7   W        
 Fri., Oct. 28  @ Fairhope  (4A)   14   10   W        
 Fri., Nov. 4  vs. Vigor  (4A)  *  7   0   W        
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 11  vs. Fairhope    29   27   W (OT)      
 Fri., Nov. 18  @ Theodore    17   6   W       
 Fri., Nov. 25  vs. Jeff Davis    20   6   W    Legion Field   
 Fri., Dec. 2   Austin    7   0   W       
 
1983 Season Totals
  Record14-0
  Points Scored360
  Scoring Average25.7
  Points Allowed77
  Defense Average5.5
  Opponents Record83-61
  Region Record4-0
  Home Record6-0
  Away Record6-0
1983 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
9/14/19833 10(2-0) ASWA
9/21/19834 9(3-0) ASWA
9/28/19835 8(4-0) ASWA
10/5/19836 6(5-0) ASWA
10/12/19837 6(6-0) ASWA
10/19/19838 5(7-0) ASWA
10/26/19839 5(8-0) ASWA
11/2/198310 3(9-0) ASWA
11/9/1983Final 3(10-0) ASWA
  
1983 Region 1 Standings
  Regular Season   Playoffs   Region/Area Record 
 Team  W/L/T  PF   PA  W/L/T PF   PA  W/L/T  PF  PA   Coach 
Murphy 14-0360774-073394-012412  Larry Henderson
LeFlore 4-61041693-15753  William Jessie
Vigor 6-4108702-24427  Harold Clark
McGill 1-9882561-34885  John Sullivan
Shaw 2-81052260-47103  Henry Hardy

1983 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Bill Condon OL Sr.6-2255 All Southern  Orlando Sentinel
 Bill Condon OL Sr.6-2250 All-Star Game  
 Bill Condon OL Sr.6-3260 4A Player of the Year  ASWA
 Butch Lewis Sr. All-Star Game  

1983 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Bill CondonOL Sr.6-2245 1st  BN
 Bill CondonOL Sr.6-2250 1st  ASWA
 Michael PierceRB So.5-11180 2nd  BN
 Michael PierceRB So.5-11180 HM  ASWA
 Norbert DeanDL Sr.6-5250 1st  BN
 Norbert DeanDL Sr.6-5250 1st  ASWA
 Paul DavenportRB HM  BN
 Todd AbramsQB HM  BN



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