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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.





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Murphy Panthers
Murphy High School

100 S. Carlen St. Mobile, AL 36606
Stadium: Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Colors: Blue & Gold
Coach: Rick Cauley
Region: 7A-R1
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1983 State Championship Team

Team History on AHSFHS.org
The Rivalries - McGill-Toolen    
Amazing Seasons - 1983    
Memorable Games - 1999    
Memorable Games - 1979    
Coach Larry Henderson    
Coach Ronn Lee    
Coach C.D. Anderson    
Coach Robert Shaw    
Coach Terry Curtis    
1990 6A Championship Game Summary 
1989 6A Championship Game Summary 
1983 4A Championship Game Summary 
1976 4A Championship Game Summary 
 
Team Timeline
First Team: 1926  (#1)
  1948 - First game at Ladd Stadium 10/2.
  1970 - First playoff appearance.
  1974 - First playoff win.
  1974 - First region championship.
  1975 - First 11 win season.
  1975 - First 10-0 regular season.
  1979 - Defeat Theodore in a record seven overtime game.
  1983 - Record 14-0 season.
 
Championships
State Playoff Championships
1983
State Mythical Championships
None
Region Championships
  1974, 1975, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1984, 1989
1990, 1994, 1997, 2001, 2008
 
Team Records
 Overall Record 560-348-27
 Winning Pct. 62%
 State Playoff Titles 1
 State Mythical Titles 0
 Region/Area Titles 12
 Region/Area Record 168-66
 All State Players (#3)168
 NFL Players (#4)15
 Weeks Ranked #1 17
 Home Record 229-119-8
 Away Record 164-130-6
 
By The Numbers
 Seasons 91
 Winning Seasons (#2) 66
 Losing Seasons (#2)25
 Most Wins in A Season 14 (1983)
 Most Loses in A Season 10 (1962)
 10 Win Seasons 10
 Most Points Scored in a Game 70 (9/13/1996)
 Most Points Scored in a Season 379 (1989)
 Most Points Allowed in a Game 63 (11/8/2002)
 Most Points Allowed in a Season 317 (2013)
 Largest Margin of Victory 69 (10/9/1926)
 Largest Margin of Defeat 57 (10/20/1966)
 Most Points Both Teams in a Game 99 (10/18/2013)
 Last Shutout 9/11/2009
 Last Time Shutout 9/2/2016
 Shutouts All-Time 203
 Been Shutout All-Time 103
 
Streaks
 Longest Win 21 (9/2/1983-10/12/1984)
 Longest Losing 14 (10/20/1961-11/23/1962)
 
Playoff Records
 Overall Record 31-34
 Appearances 35
 1st Round 16-19
 2nd Round 7-9
 3rd Round 3-2
 Semi-Finals 4-1
 Finals 1-3
 
By the Decade
 2010-16  46-31
 2000-09  71-44
 1990-99 68-42
 1980-89 84-30
 1970-79 87-25-2
 1960-69 43-49-4
 1950-59 225-35-3
 
Enrollment History
 Year  Students  (Rank) 
 2016-17 1573 (7)
 2014-15 1538 (6)
 2012-13 1601 (4)
 2010-11 1713 (4)
 2008-09 1731 (3)
 2006-07 1676 (2)
 2004-05 1562 (2)
 2002-03 1475 (4)
 2000-01 1336 (7)
 1998-99 1323 (7)
 1996-97 1216 (10)
 1994-95 1319 (7)
 1990-91 1753 (4)
 1988-89 1606 (5)
 1986-87 1533 (4)
 1984-85 1533 (4)
  
2016 Season Preview

       A look at the Murphy high school football team as they prepare for the upcoming season.

Next Game
 2016 Season is over.
 
2016 Season
 8/18   OPEN 
 8/26  @ Alma Bryant   *  55   14   W  
 9/2  vs. McGill-Toolen   *  0   43   L  
 9/9  @ Mary Montgomery   *  17   27   L  
 9/16  @ Baker   *  29   32   L  
 9/23  @ Saraland    28   21   W  
 9/29  vs. Foley   *  21   20   W  
 10/7  vs. Theodore   *  21   14   W  
 10/14  @ Fairhope   *  24   22   W  
 10/21  vs. Davidson   *  14   41   L  
 10/27  vs. Vigor    28   14   W  
 Playoffs 
 11/4  @ Central Phenix City    7   56   L  
 
2016 Season Totals
  Record6-5
  Scoring244-304
  Region Record4-4
  Home Record3-2
  Away Record3-3
 
 Region 1 Standings
  McGill-Toolen 13-18-0
  Davidson 9-27-1
  Baker 6-55-3
  Murphy 6-54-4
  Theodore 5-54-4
  Mary Montgomery 5-54-4
  Foley 3-72-6
  Fairhope 2-82-6
  Alma Bryant 1-90-8
 
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Longest Running Rivalry
 Murphy & McGill-Toolen have played 85 games.
Murphy has won 48 games.
McGill-Toolen has won 36 games.
with 1 tie games.
 
Record Against Ranked Teams (since 1984)
 Total 27-62
 Regular Season 21-46
 Playoffs 6-16
 Lower Class 7-5
 Same Class 20-57
 Higher Class 0-0
 5A 6-5
 6A 19-50
 7A 2-7
 
Record when scoring..... (since 2000)
 Scoring  Record 
 less than 10 0-19
 10 or more 117-56
 20 or more  105-27
 30 or more 62-5
 40 or more 23-1
 
Record when allowing..... (since 2000)
 Points Allowed  Record 
 less than 10 38-3
 10 or more 79-72
 20 or more 36-66
 30 or more 8-37
 40 or more 1-19
 
Border Wars
 vs. Florida 15 - 27 - 2
 vs. Mississippi 46 - 34 - 3
 
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NOTES:
(1) If 'First Year' is unknown we assume a year based upon research.
(2) Winning and losing seasons counted only if team plays at least 5 games.
(3) All State players counted for the all state teams we have in our database. We must have an entire team for the appropriate classification to make additions to the teams. Only ASWA teams are recognized after 1982.
(4) NFL Players counted for any player that participated in a regular season game.

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