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  School Football over the past 100 seasons.

Murphy Football Team History

Murphy Panthers
Murphy High School

100 S. Carlen St. Mobile, AL 36606
Stadium: Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Colors: Blue & Gold
Coach: Bill Sharpe

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1926  <-- 1952 <- 1953 -> 1954 --> 2020

1953 Season Highlights
 Bill Sharpe enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Murphy.
1953 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Sat., Sep. 12  vs. Jackson    25   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 18  vs. Woodlawn    18   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 25  @ Phillips Birmingham    7   13   L    Legion Field   
 Fri., Oct. 2  vs. Vigor    6   2   W       
 Sat., Oct. 10  vs. Moss Point MS    39   13   W       
 Fri., Oct. 16   Blytheville AR    14   35   L       
 Fri., Oct. 30  @ Sidney Lanier    7   0   W       
 Fri., Nov. 6  vs. McGill-Toolen    6   7   L       
 Fri., Nov. 13  @ Pascagoula MS    20   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 20  @ UMS    56   0   W       
1953 Season Totals
  Points Scored198
  Scoring Average19.8
  Points Allowed97
  Defense Average9.7
  Opponents Record32-29 -3
  Home Record4-1
  Away Record3-1
1953 Class  Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
Final 9()6 BPH

1953 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Bobby Shelton FB Sr.6-0185 All-Star Game  

1953 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 ColemanT 2nd  BN
 Tommy HarmonG HM  MA

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

The first football game played by a high school team in Alabama was in 1892 when Central Birmingham (Phillips) lost to Alabama 56-0 on November 11.