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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: Terry Curtis
Region: 6A-R1
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1926  <-- 1996 <- 1997 -> 1998 --> 2023

1997 Season Highlights
 Terry Curtis enters his 5th season as Head Coach at Murphy.
 The Panthers won the Class 6A Region 1 Championship.
1997 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Sep. 4  vs. Jeff Davis    7   6   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Sat., Sep. 13  vs. Baker   *  48   0   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Sep. 19  @ Mary Montgomery    39   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 26  vs. Vigor    14   17   L    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Oct. 3  OPEN 
 Fri., Oct. 10  @ Theodore   *  24   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 17  @ Blount    35   13   W       
 Thu., Oct. 23  vs. McGill-Toolen   *  34   6   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Oct. 31  vs. Foley    21   19   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Nov. 7  vs. Davidson   *  56   34   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Nov. 14  vs. Benjamin Russell    14   17   L (OT)   Ladd-Peebles   1st Round Playoffs 
1997 Season Totals
  Points Scored292
  Scoring Average29.2
  Points Allowed125
  Defense Average12.5
  Opponents Record63-50
  Region Record4-0
  Home Record5-2
  Away Record3-0
1997 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/23/19977 8(5-1) ASWA
10/30/19978 7(6-1) ASWA
11/6/19979 5(7-1) ASWA
11/13/1997Final 4(9-1) ASWA
1997 Class 6A 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 8-22921250-114174-016253  Terry Curtis
Theodore 7-42251860-10133-18766  Joe Downey
Davidson 4-61912262-29183  Roger Dearmon
McGill-Toolen 4-61262021-37889  Paul Crane
Baker 0-10544540-435162  Wade Whitney

1997 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Tairris Coleman WR Sr. 5-8155 All-Star Game  

1997 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Jimmie HardenOL Sr. HM  ASWA
 Jimmie HardenOL Sr. HM  ASWA
 Tairris ColemanWR Sr. HM  BN
 Tairris ColemanWR Sr. HM  ASWA

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