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Mitchell @ Murphy: the showdown


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#51 SMC Train

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:59 AM

Good lord knights u have gone from talking about girls middle school basketball on one post and now wrestling come on man focus! Now to the real topic and I know I am new to posting but have been reading for awhile. Having seen both murphy and mitchell this year I give the edge to Murphy by about 14! Murphy matches up pretty well with Mitchells big OL. As long as Gentry makes adjustments to take away the threats (unlike kicking off to mics kick it out of bounds for goodness sake) murphy should cruise.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:19 AM

Lol Mitchell is not the same team y'all saw at Andrews. I will be VERY surprised if either team wins by 14+

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 07:41 AM

Lol Mitchell is not the same team y'all saw at Andrews. I will be VERY surprised if either team wins by 14+

I also watched the Mitchell/Andrews game. That was over 12 weeks ago. I am positive Mitchell and Murphy are both playing at different levels than 12 weeks ago. I believe that was around the time Murphy just got hammered by Franklin 42-7. I look for a good game, giving the edge to the Dogs. I also wonder what kind of crowd Murphy will have with the temps being in the 20's at kickoff. Great crowd and atmosphere for the MIC game. Would be great to see that again this Friday.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:08 AM

I think Mitchell will bring a large crowd I just think Mitchell has a bigger heart and more want to. I think the Mounties by 14 because they will come in swinging and with Murphy probably down a back if Mitchell takes care of 76 on the D Line I think they can run the ball.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:13 AM

I didn't see mitchell/andrews game so don't have that effort to go on saw them late in the season. I do hope it is a shootout makes it worth the price of admission.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 08:55 AM

Oh lol, I figured you saw the Andrews game. Which game did you see? I'm not really seeing a shootout, more like a 24-21 or 21-28 game.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 09:36 AM

Everyone predicted this game! it's going to be exciting. Murphy has enough titles we deserve this one lol in all seriousness I think the football gods put this game together.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 10:14 AM

The heritage and hayesville games. Hayesville was hard to tell anything cause they were so over matched but the heritage game (and I know teams can play at a different level in rivalry games either bad or good) they didn't seem to have enough to handle murphy. Don't get me wrong mitchell is a great team and capable of winning if things go right for them but murphy is tough at home especially in the playoffs. 24-21 is a pretty good shootout! Anyway best of luck to both teams definitely the top 2 1a teams in the west.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 10:30 AM

Haha Wow!  Is 28-21 or 24-21 not a shootout?  



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 10:33 AM

Murphy has the edge with the speed.  Mitchell is huge.  It's going to be a good one.  Murphy will handle them by a couple of scores.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 11:09 AM

Haha Wow! Is 28-21 or 24-21 not a shootout?


Not really. I think of as shootout of being up in the 40's or higher.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 01:47 PM

When is the last time Murphy lost a home playoff game?!?



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 01:49 PM

2008. Hendersonville beat Murphy in 3rd round.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 02:24 PM

I have to be honest I knew nothing about Mitchell other than you guys have a really great football team. I watched a video on YouTube of your state championship game from last year and it looks like you guys run alot of the same things we do on offense. It was like watching us familiar sets and plays. Should be exciting to say the least.
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 03:13 PM

Come on Mitchell. One more advantaged team needs eliminated.


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Posted 05 December 2016 - 03:20 PM

CoachE42 the Asheville Citizen said 2009, 20 straight games.


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NC 2A State Champs: 1974
NC 1A State Champs: 1986, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2011, 2013, 2016
NC 2A Western State Champs: 1970
Western Region Champs: 1974, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1996, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
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Posted 05 December 2016 - 03:52 PM

They lost @ hendo in 09. Mitchell's last home loss was in 11, to Swain.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:04 PM

Come on Mitchell. One more advantaged team needs eliminated.

 

 

Classy post there Knights!!!



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 04:37 PM

I have to be honest I knew nothing about Mitchell other than you guys have a really great football team. I watched a video on YouTube of your state championship game from last year and it looks like you guys run alot of the same things we do on offense. It was like watching us familiar sets and plays. Should be exciting to say the least.


It should look familiar because we actually pretty much run Murphy's offense, that's who we got the blueprint from. Much like yall you will see a lot of the little double handoffs and such, only difference is you will see Mitchell attempt a few more intermediate and deep throws than Murphy, whereas Murphy will stay with a little safer shorter throws, the run plays will pretty much look exactly the same on both sides. Should make things a lot easier on the defensive coaches this week as it will be like going against their own offenses in practice this year. Another connection between the 2 schools is that our head coach's wife is actually a Murphy alumni if I'm not mistaken. I remember a lot of my buddies coming down there to watch Avery play Murphy in maybe the 3rd round of the playoffs probably close to 10 years ago now when Avery first became a 1a team, seems like it was a real barn burner that Murphy pulled out. As far as I can remember that is the only local team that has came to Murphy in the playoffs, that was a good Avery team with Josh Johnson at wide receiver that went on to win a national championship at Appalachian State, think he set a state record that year for receiving yards in a season.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 05:26 PM

Murphy-Hendo was 08.  I believe Murphy lost to Albemarle in 09.



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Posted 05 December 2016 - 05:35 PM

Murphy-Hendo was 08. I believe Murphy lost to Albemarle in 09.

Murphy lost to hendo @ home in 08, lost to hendo @ hendo in 09.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 05:36 PM

Murphy lost to hendo @ home in 08, lost to hendo @ hendo in 09.


I stand corrected, you were right in your post.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:20 PM

Murphy didn't play Hendo in 2009.

And Mitchell's offense and Murphy's offense will only look similar in alignment. Mentality is pretty different.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:22 PM

Murphy lines up under center. Mitchell goes gun.

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Posted 05 December 2016 - 06:43 PM

Murphy lines up under center. Mitchell goes gun.

About half and half. We spend about as much time in shotgun maybe more than in the Wing T. It all depends on what is working more. We may run out of the gun and throw off of play action in the Wing T. Or vice versa, our team has been good at taking what the D gives us.

Example Friday night MIC made an adjustment and took away the edge in the second half against the gun. So Murphy adjusted and Curry killed them running up the middle off the fake handoff. They adjusted and shored up the middle we went back to the edge for huge chunks again.
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