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Murphy High School Football Team Preview

Mascot
Bulldogs
Team
Varsity 14-15
Colors
Black, Vegas Gold
Coach
David Gentry
Address
234 High School Cir, Murphy, NC 28906
Overall
3-1
Conference
0-0
National Rank
2513
State (NC) Rank
78

Season Opener

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Aug 22 Darlington (Rome, GA)

General Information

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

Ratings

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2013 Final Power Rating 21.9
2013 National Rank #3056
2013 State Rank #88
Off-Season Rating Adjustment 2.4
2014 Starting Power Rating 27
2014 National Rank #2395
2014 State Rank #73
Dynasty Rating (avg. rating 2003-13) 11.9
Dynasty National Rank #4315
2014 Rating vs. Dynasty Rating better by 15.1
Dynasty Record 107-48 (53-13 in league)

Team Strengths

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Experience, Team Speed, Talent At Skill Positions

Team Weaknesses

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Depth At Skill Positions

Strength of Regular-Season Schedule

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2014 Rating -1
2013 Rating -4.6 (-0.8 overall)
Rating Difference +3.6

Bulldogs Returning Players

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Offensive Starters 7
Defensive Starters 6
2013 JV Record 5-1
Starting Quarterback Returning yes
Top Running Back Returning yes
Top Receiver Returning yes
Top OL Returning yes
Top Defender Returning yes

Top Players

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  1. Bradley Puccio 6'0" 220 Senior TE/LB
  2. Deion Johnson 5'8" 155 Senior WB/CB
  3. Gaige Cox 6'1" 215 Senior RB

Previous Season

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2013 Overall Record 13-3
2013 League Record/Finish 5-1 (2nd)
2013 Points For Average 44.4
2013 Points Against Average 25.8
2013 Differential +18.6

2013 Wins

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Rank Opponent Record
#2915 Plymouth (NC) 35-34
#6701 Albemarle (NC) 53-21
#7603 Smoky Mountain (Sylva, NC) 48-14
#7729 Robbinsville (NC) 53-23
#8240 Hayesville (NC) 55-13
#8240 Hayesville (NC) 49-12
#9024 Fannin County (Blue Ridge, GA) 65-25
#9693 Q Foundation Academy (Charlotte, NC) 48-40
#9962 Alleghany (Sparta, NC) 45-28
#11454 Andrews (NC) 59-22
#11651 Rosman (NC) 50-20
#11651 Rosman (NC) 49-22
#14142 Cherokee (NC) 51-12

Toughest 2014 Regular Season Opponents

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Opponent Rating
Gilmer (Ellijay, GA) 25.1
Darlington (Rome, GA) 23.3
Franklin (NC) 17.7

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)