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1976 State Championship Final Summaries

1976 Class 4A State Championship Game
Mountain Brook vs. Murphy
Mountain Brook
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
24   Vestavia Hills 14 W  
38   Jeff Davis 35 W  
35   Hewitt-Trussville W  
36   Erwin 17 W  
28   Berry 17 W  
21   Banks 14 W OT  
23   Shades Valley 13 W  
17   Hueytown 14 W  
30   Tuscaloosa 14 W  
42   Homewood 14 W  
41   Walker 28 W  1st Rd
 18   Hayes 15 W  2nd Rd
24   Decatur 20 W  Semi
52   Murphy 26 W  Finals
42914-0-0 247
Region Record  4-0
 Site  PF   Opponent  PA   WLT  OT    
 Baldwin County L  
14   Fairhope W  
35   Blount W  
 Toulminville T  
33   Shaw W  
18   Vigor 13 W  
21   Davidson W  
 Theodore L  
20   McGill-Toolen 13 W  
14   Mary Montgomery W  
29   Baldwin County 14 W  1st Rd
18   Enterprise W  2nd Rd
24   West End 14 W  Semi
26   Mountain Brook 52 L  Finals
25210-3-1 137
Region Record  6-1
Game Summary
Mountain Brook
21 14 3 14 -- 52
7 13 0 6 -- 26
 Scoring Summaries: 
Mountain Brook: Major Ogilvie 80 yard run (PAT Rem Miller) 11:46
Murphy: Mardye McDole 70 yard pass from John Holman (PAT Tony Franklin)
Mountain Brook: Major Ogilvie 10 yard run (PAT Rem Miller)
Mountain Brook: Morris 1 yard run (PAT Rem Miller) 5:10
Mountain Brook: Major Ogilvie 64 yard run (PAT Rem Miller no good)
Murphy: Lloyd Kirksey 39 yard pass from John Holman (PAT Tony Franklin) 4:03
Mountain Brook: Sam Price 22 yard pass from Burg (Sam Price pass from Burg)
Murphy: Mardye McDole 32 yard pass from John Holman (PAT Tony Franklin no good)
Mountain Brook: Rem Miller 27 yard field goal 1:15
Murphy: Mardye McDole 88 yard pass from John Holman (2 point conversion no good)
Mountain Brook: Major Ogilvie 4 yard run (PAT Rem Miller) 8:00
Mountain Brook: Bromberg 6 yard run (PAT Rem Miller) 0:13
  Mountain Brook Murphy
First Downs 25 9
Rush/Yards 465 75
Pass/Yards 102 311
Pass att/com/int 10-5-0 16-8-2
Total Yards 567 386
Fumbles/Lost 1 2
Punt/Avg.3-31.1 5-27.8
Penalties90 49
Time of Poss.
Game MVP:
Records:  Mountain Brook (14-0); Murphy (10-3-1)
Coaches: Rick Rhoades, Mountain Brook and Robert Shaw, Murphy
Game: Played Friday December 3, 1976 at Legion Field in Birmingham
Major Ogilvie led the Spartans to a thrilling 52-26 win over Murphy in a game loaded with big plays. There was a total of 953 yards of offense and 557 of it belonged to Mountain Brook. Ogilvie gained 339 of those yards on 36 carries and scored four of the touchdowns.
            Murphy was led by the passing of John Holman and the receiving of all-state end Mardye McDole who caught five passes for 242 yards and three scores. In addition, he threw a pass good for another 28 yards and carried the ball three times for seven yards. Ogilvie set the tempo for the game when he ran untouched 80 yards for a touchdown.
            Murphy wasted little time in countering with a 76 yard pass to McDole on their third play from scrimmage.
            The game would go back and forth with Mountain Brook answering every Murphy score. Holman was Murphy's leading rusher with 44 yards on six carries. The championship game appearance was the first for the Panthers. Major Ogilvie would finish the year with 2,504 yards rushing.
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