• Murphy Glides Past Albemarle 49-to-20 – Looks Like We Got Us a Convoy

    Bulldogs Face East Wilkes Cardinals in Round II of 1-A State Football Play-Offs   By Brandon Stephens Statistics – Murphy High School   Editorial Note : This article is dedicated to the memory of Ms. Joy Watson, mother to Murphy Head Football Coach Joseph Watson, who passed unexpectedly this past week.  Joy is an unwavering […]

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  • Murphy Bulldogs Defeats the Robbinsville Black Knights 48-to-16

    Laney to Grooms is Golden – Welcome Hunter Stalcup to 1,000 Yard Club   By Brandon Stephens Photos and Video: Jake West, Brandon Stephens, and Contributors Statistics: Murphy High School Ray Carroll   (Robbinsville) – – Murphy Bulldogs and the Robbinsville Black Knights rivalry is similar to what many have liked in the old Atari […]

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  • Bulldogs Knock Down the Yellow Jacket Nest – Not Without a Few Stings

    Penalties Added Up to Two and Half Football Fields   By Brandon Stephens   (Hayesville) – – There isn’t enough detergent in western North Carolina to keep the officials flags clean after the football game between Hayesville (4-3, 0-2) and Murphy (5-2, 2-0).  27 penalties that backed them up 240 yards were called during the […]

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  • Bulldogs and Mustangs Show College Football They are the STORM

    Murphy’s Devonte Murray and Smoky Mountain’s Dustin Stephens Whirling Spirits at Brevard College   By Brandon Stephens   (Brevard) – – White squirrels are a protected animal especially in Brevard, North Carolina because it is rare to see them, and they are more agile than most in their animal family.  It is not strange then […]

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  • The Seasons Change … Conference Season Bring the Bulldogs and Braves together in Murphy

    Cherokee Language Lesson:  A-La-S-Ga-Lv-Di (Pronounced: Ah-la-shga-luh-dee, Cherokee for Football)   By Brandon Stephens   (Murphy) – – The complete name for Cherokee Brave’s Quarterback is A-Ne-Tso-Sgi (Ah-Nay-Zo-Shgee) which means Ball Player.  Cherokee Stickball Players and medicine men used this term generally to describe “ball players.”  The name shortened down version to Tso is really an […]

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  • Smoky Mountain Conference Represent Mountain Football

    Swain County’s Connor Hyatt, Robbinsville’s Rossi Wachacha, and Cherokee’s Holden Straughan – They Bring Brawn and Brains to College   By Brandon Stephens   (Hickory) – – They are Maroon Devils, Black Knights, and Braves underneath the Lenoir Rhyne University Dark Cardinal Red and Carson-Newman Orange colors.  Today they are united on the Division II […]

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  • Murphy Bulldogs Bite the New Faith Christian Academy Titans 42-to-Nothing

    Murphy Moves to 3-2 and Gets Ready for Conference Play.  Youth Football Players and Cheerleaders Honored   By Brandon Stephens   (Murphy) – – Four plays into the game the Murphy Bulldogs (3-2) struck first with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Cole Laney to Running Back Hunter Stalcup and didn’t look back.  Hunter carried […]

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