• Murphy High Basketball Players Sign to Play College Basketball

    Dominick Rummler – Piedmont University, Demorest, GA Zach Sokgen – Averett University, Danville, VA  Xander Wachacha – Truett McConnell University, Cleveland, GA By Brandon Stephens (Murphy, NC) – – Three Murphy High School senior basketball players are making their final commitments to play college basketball.  Dominick Rumler played center for the Bulldogs will play at […]

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  • Coach Boyce Deitz Remembered

    Coach, Leader, Statesman – – Coach Deitz Is More than Football By Brandon Stephens   (Sylva) – – There is much more to the man most people know as the red-faced, Maroon Devil Head Football Coach Boyce Deitz.  Boyce Deitz was a talented football player for the Sylva-Webster Golden Eagles in the 1960’s and his […]

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  • Murphy Travels to Face the Bishop McGuinness Villains

    By Brandon Stephens   (Kernersville) – – The Bishop McGuinness Villains are probably more well known for taking down Smoky Mountain Conference teams in volleyball and basketball rather than football.  This is a team that is middle of the road to be a threat or possibly a team that can be defeated.   Don’t be surprised […]

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  • Devonte Murray Senior Day At Brevard College

    Devonte Murray Says Being a Bulldog is value to carry him through his time at Brevard College By Brandon Stephens   (Brevard) – – Former Murphy standout and two-time state champion Devonte Murray is finishing up his college football career a Brevard College.  There is still some football to be played for Murray as a […]

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  • Stay Golden Through the Playoffs – Murphy Hosts Polk County

    Nothing Gold Can Stay – Robert Frost Didn’t Know the Bulldogs   By Brandon Stephens   (Murphy) – – The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton) greasers and socs rumble reminds some of us the preparations most high school football teams are making this week for the six-week journey to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) […]

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  • Murphy Bulldogs Roll Past the Cherokee Braves

    Stalcup Powers the Murphy Offense with Four Touchdowns   By Brandon Stephens   (Cherokee) – – The Murphy (7-3, 3-2) is rolling into the playoffs with a 35-to-12 conference win over the Cherokee Braves (5-5, 1-4) at Ray Kinsland Stadium Friday night (October 27). The Bulldogs were powered by the rush and pass reception skill […]

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  • Murphy Battles Andrews to Hard Fought 27-to-20 Win

    Stalcup and Rose lead their teams to the End Zone   By Brandon Stephens   (Andrews) – – The streaks are over for Murphy (6-3, 2-2) and continue for Andrews (4-5, 0-4).  Murphy ended the two-game losing streak with a win and the three-game losing streak to Andrews, which dated back to 2021.  Andrews nearly […]

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  • Swain County Rolls Past Murphy 37-to-13 to Remain Undefeated 8-0

    Swain County’s Josh Collins – The Rumpelstiltskin Turns Three Runs into Touchdown Gold in the Fourth Quarter and has 265 Yards Rushing   By Brandon Stephens   (Bryson City) – – Swain County’s Maroon Devils (8-0, 3-0) are undefeated after a 37-to-13 win over the Murphy Bulldogs (5-3,1-2).  Murphy and Swain battled diligently through three […]

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