Bulldogs Trample Swain County, Remain Unbeaten

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Murphy, NC.- A conference matchup that has given us some instant classics over the years was on hand again Friday night, as the Bulldogs took on the Maroon Devils in the annual Murphy-Swain game.

In a one point game against the Maroon Devils last season Head Coach David Gentry broke the North Carolina all time wins record, which just added another chapter into this historic rival between these two teams.

It always seems like its a close game when Murphy and Swain play and for the past decade it has been, but this year the bulldogs had their number from the start. Murphy defeated Swain 39-7.

The Murphy High School football team has really come into their own as the season has progressed. Each game, and each quarter really we have seen growth from this young team. The first game of the season against Andrews left Bulldog fans with a lot of questions and uncertainty about what to expect from their team, but over the past 3 games those questions have been answered. When the Bulldogs are able to pass the ball as well as run it down their opponents throats, they are capable of beating any team in the state.

Game Notes:

Sophomore RB Ty Laney got the Dogs on the board with a 2 yard TD run at the 7:15 mark in the first quarter.

Kellen Rumfelt found Ty Laney underneath for a 5 yard TD pass with 8:53 left in the second.

John Ledford scored from 21 yards out with 3:32 left in the 3rd quarter to put the Dogs up 21-7.

Annie-Kate Dalton connected on a 21 yard Field Goal to start the 4th and make it 24-7 Murphy.

Rumfelt found McCracken on a 9 yard TD pass with 8:48 left in the game.

Cole Laney ran it in from the 18 yard line for the final score of the game, as the Dogs won 39-7.


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