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Mascot
Bulldogs
Team
Varsity 2016
Colors
Black, Vegas Gold
Coach
David Gentry
Address
234 High School Cir, Murphy, NC 28906
Overall
5-1
Conference
1-0
National Rank
4564
State (NC) Rank
131

Season Opener

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Aug 20 at Hendersonville (NC)

General Information

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Nickname Bulldogs
Colors Black/Vegas Gold
Coach David Gentry
League Smoky Mountain 1A
Playoff Division 1A
Playoff Division Rank #9

Ratings

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2015 Final Power Rating 9.7
2015 National Rank #5685
2015 State Rank #170
Off-Season Rating Adjustment 1.4
2016 Starting Power Rating 12.2
2016 National Rank #4884
2016 State Rank #156
Dynasty Rating (avg. rating 2003-15) 12
Dynasty National Rank #4338
2016 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating better by 0.2
Dynasty Record 127-56 (62-16 in league)

Team Strengths

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Overall Speed/Strength

Team Weaknesses

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Young, Inexperience, Lost All LBs/DBs

Strength of Regular-Season Schedule

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2016 Rating 1.1
2015 Rating -3.2 (-0.6 overall)
Rating Difference +4.3

Bulldogs Returning Players

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Offensive Starters 6
Defensive Starters 5
2015 JV Record 6-0
Starting Quarterback Returning yes
Top Running Back Returning yes
Top Receiver Returning --
Top OL Returning --
Top Defender Returning --

Top Players

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  1. Joey Curry 6'0" 190 Junior QB
  2. Kadrian McRae 5'10" 185 Junior
  3. Adam Powell 5'11" 245 Senior

Previous Season

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2015 Overall Record 10-4
2015 League Record/Finish 4-2 (3rd)
2015 Points For Average 30.4
2015 Points Against Average 17.5
2015 Differential +12.9

2015 Wins

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Rank Opponent Record
#6372 Hendersonville (NC) 34-28
#6981 Rosman (NC) 21-6
#6981 Rosman (NC) 28-27
#7586 Gilmer (Ellijay, GA) 35-28
#9215 Andrews (NC) 14-7
#10346 Cherokee (NC) 27-6
#11072 North Georgia (Canton, GA) 55-12
#11122 Hayesville (NC) 54-13
#11551 Bishop McGuinness (Kernersville, NC) 52-14
#13139 Carolina Wildcats (Pickens, SC) 43-0

Toughest 2016 Regular Season Opponents

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Opponent Rating
Franklin (NC) 23
Swain County (Bryson City, NC) 10.6
Robbinsville (NC) 7.9

Recent State Championships

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  1. 2013
  2. 2011

Recent League Championships

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  1. 2010
  2. 2009 (tied for 1st)
  3. 2008 (Smoky Mountain)
  4. 2005 (Smoky Mountain)