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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: Robert Shaw
Region: 4A-R1
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1926  <-- 1978 <- 1979 -> 1980 --> 2020

1979 Season Highlights
 Robert Shaw enters his 11th season as Head Coach at Murphy.
 Defeat Theodore in a record seven overtime game.
 The Panthers won the Class 4A Region 1 Championship.
 
1979 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Aug. 30  vs. Baldwin County    35   22   W       
 Fri., Sep. 7  @ Toulminville    42   12   W       
 Fri., Sep. 21  @ Blount   *  29   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 28   Shaw   *  28   7   W       
 Sat., Oct. 6  vs. Vigor   *  21   6   W       
 Fri., Oct. 12  vs. Davidson   *  17   7   W       
 Fri., Oct. 26   Theodore   *  33   26   W (7OT)      
 Mon., Oct. 29  @ McGill-Toolen   *  38   14   W       
 Fri., Nov. 2   Fairhope    0   24   L       
 Fri., Nov. 9  @ Mary Montgomery   *  47   7   W       
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 16  @ Enterprise    21   31   L       1st Round Playoffs 
 
1979 Season Totals
  Record9-2
  Points Scored311
  Scoring Average28.3
  Points Allowed156
  Defense Average14.2
  Opponents Record58-54
  Region Record7-0
  Home Record3-0
  Away Record4-1
1979 Class 4A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
 Murphy was not ranked.
  
1979 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 
Murphy 9-23111560-121317-021367  Robert Shaw
Blount 5-41671385-2141105  Albert Terry
Theodore 7-31871214-3134113  Curt Douglas
Shaw 4-581994-36174  Charles Leverette
Vigor 3-5941673-494123  Harold Clark
McGill-Toolen 4-61371453-410998  Larry Mickwee
Mary Montgomery 1-9812451-666189  Roger Dearmon
Davidson 1-9881451-663112  David Cahoon

1979 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Greg Sanders CB Sr.5-11182 All-Star Game  
 Joey Jones SE Sr.5-10160 All-Star Game  

1979 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Greg SandersQB Sr.170 2nd  BPH
 Greg SandersQB Sr.170 2nd  BN
 Joey JonesE Sr.5-10165 1st  BN
 Joey JonesB Sr.5-10165 HM  BPH



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