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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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1996 Season Highlights
 Terry Curtis enters his 4th season as Head Coach at Murphy.
 The Panthers finished 2nd in Region 1.
 The Panthers set a team record by scoring 70 in a game.
1996 Season
 Date   Opponent  Score   
 Thu., Sep. 5  @ Jeff Davis    10   26   L       
 Fri., Sep. 13  @ Baker   *  70   6   W       
 Fri., Sep. 20  vs. Mary Montgomery    49   21   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Sep. 27  @ Vigor    7   33   L       
 Fri., Oct. 4  @ Niceville FL    14   11   W       
 Thu., Oct. 10  vs. Theodore   *  15   31   L    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Oct. 18  vs. Blount    0   20   L    Ladd-Peebles   
 Thu., Oct. 24  @ McGill-Toolen   *  51   31   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Nov. 1  @ Foley    16   7   W       
 Thu., Nov. 7  @ Davidson   *  35   23   W    Ladd-Peebles   
 Fri., Nov. 15  @ Jeff Davis    13   41   L    Crampton Bowl   1st Round Playoffs 
1996 Season Totals
  Points Scored280
  Scoring Average25.5
  Points Allowed250
  Defense Average22.7
  Opponents Record74-42
  Region Record3-1
  Home Record1-2
  Away Record5-3
1996 Class 6A Rankings
 Date   Week   Rank   Record   Votes   Source 
8/4/1996PS 9 ASWA
9/25/19963 8(2-1) ASWA
1996 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 
Theodore 9-32901851-118214-013956  Joe Downey
Murphy 6-52802500-113413-117191  Terry Curtis
McGill-Toolen 6-42462612-289117  Paul Crane
Davidson 4-62112261-39886  Roger Dearmon
Baker 0-10824310-433180  George Anderson

1996 Player Awards
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Award   Team   Source 
 Curtis Donnell RB Sr. AL-MS Game  
 Menzell Wells OL Sr. AL-MS Game  

1996 All State Players
 Player   Position   Class   Ht.   Wt.   Team   Source 
 Jamar TateDL Jr.6-3260 HM  ASWA
 Jamar TateDL Sr. HM  BN

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Great Moments in Alabama High School Football History

Morris Higginbotham coached three different teams to divisional state championships in the 1950s. He won titles at Walnut Grove in 1952, West Blocton in 1955 and Enterprise in 1960.