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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: Larry Henderson
Region: 6A-R1
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1926  <-- 1988 <- 1989 -> 1990 --> 2020

1989 Season Highlights
 Larry Henderson enters his 8th season as Head Coach at Murphy.
 The Panthers won the Class 6A Region 1 Championship.
 ThePanthers set a team record by scoring 379 points.
 
1989 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Fri., Aug. 25   Davidson    32   0   W       
 Fri., Sep. 1  @ Fairhope    27   13   W       
 Fri., Sep. 8  vs. Moss Point MS    35   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 15   Shaw    21   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 22   LeFlore   *  34   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 29  OPEN 
 Sat., Oct. 7   McGill-Toolen   *  29   0   W    Ladd Stadium   
 Fri., Oct. 13  @ Theodore    41   0   W       
 Fri., Oct. 20  vs. Vigor   *  22   6   W    Ladd Stadium   
 Fri., Oct. 27  vs. B.C. Rain    21   0   W    Ladd Stadium   
 Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 3  vs. Mary Montgomery    41   0   W    Ladd Stadium   1st Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 10  @ Foley    27   0   W       2nd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 17  vs. Vigor    17   6   W       3rd Round Playoffs 
 Fri., Nov. 24  @ Carroll    26   23   W (OT)      Semi-finals Playoffs 
 Fri., Dec. 1   Anniston    6   12   L    Legion Field   Championship Game 
 
1989 Season Totals
  Record13-1
  Points Scored379
  Scoring Average27.1
  Points Allowed78
  Defense Average5.6
  Opponents Record78-70
  Region Record3-0
  Home Record5-0
  Away Record4-0
1989 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
10/10/19897 2(6-0) ASWA
10/17/19898 2(7-0) ASWA
10/24/19899 2(8-0) ASWA
10/3/19896 4(5-0) ASWA
11/1/1989Final 2(9-0) ASWA
9/12/19893 6(3-0) ASWA
9/19/19894 5(4-0) ASWA
9/26/19895 4(5-0) ASWA
9/5/19892 6(2-0) ASWA
  
1989 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 13-1379784-1117413-08512  Larry Henderson
Vigor 9-3288872-181392-18136  Harold Clark
LeFlore 5-51041101-24068  Glen Yancey
McGill-Toolen 2-8912340-314104  Kenneth Townley

1989 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Juan Crum OL Sr.6-1300 AL-MS Game  
 Miguel Callier WR Sr. AL-MS Game  

1989 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Brian KnowlesP Jr. HM  BN
 Juan CrumOL Sr.6-1305 1st  BN
 Juan CrumOL Sr.6-1300 1st  ASWA
 Miguel CallierWR Sr. HM  BN
 Shelby RobbinsLB Sr.6-1220 HM  ASWA
 Shelby RobbinsLB Sr.6-1220 1st  BN
 Willie GastonDB Jr.5-11175 1st  ASWA
 Willie GastonDB Jr.5-11175 HM  BN



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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Murphy and Theodore battled through seven overtimes before the Panthers came out on top 33-26 in 1979.