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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: Robert Shaw
Region: 4A-R1
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1926  <-- 1977 <- 1978 -> 1979 --> 2020

1978 Season Highlights
 Robert Shaw enters his 10th season as Head Coach at Murphy.
 The Panthers finished 2nd in Region 1.
 
1978 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 24  @ Baldwin County    18   10   W       
 Fri., Sep. 1  @ Fairhope    6   13   L       
 Fri., Sep. 15  vs. Blount   *  14   6   W       
 Thu., Sep. 21   Toulminville    14   7   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29   Shaw   *  23   20   W       
 Fri., Oct. 6  @ Vigor   *  0   13   L       
 Fri., Oct. 13   Davidson   *  21   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 20  vs. Theodore   *  27   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 27   McGill-Toolen   *  28   12   W       
 Fri., Nov. 3  vs. Mary Montgomery   *  21   0   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 10  @ Sidney Lanier    14   15   L       1st Round Playoffs 
 
1978 Season Totals
  Record8-3
  Points Scored186
  Scoring Average16.9
  Points Allowed109
  Defense Average9.9
  Opponents Record55-55 -4
  Region Record6-1
  Home Record3-0
  Away Record1-3
1978 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Murphy was not ranked.
  
1978 Class 4A 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 
Vigor 8-3154801-117147-010629  Harold Clark
Murphy 8-31861090-114156-113464  Robert Shaw
Blount 7-32071344-3139103  Albert Terry
Davidson 4-5-181924-37571  David Cahoon
Shaw 5-41471443-487102  Charles Leverette
Theodore 2-7-11201542-596123  Thomas Carl
McGill-Toolen 3-6-11311662-5100134  Larry Mickwee
Mary Montgomery 0-10571950-736147  Wade Gartman

1978 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 No Murphy Players on File.

1978 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Cleo SimmonsG 6-3195 2nd  BN
 Cleo SimmonsLB 6-3195 1st  BPH



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