A huge rivalry game between McGill-Toolen and Murphy, where both teams are undefeated, albeit early in the season, but this is a game that would not only put the winner at the top of the Region, but give them bragging rights against their closest rival for the next year. The teams met again at 7 p.m. Friday at Ladd-Peebles Stadium with more than just painting the historic midtown cannon after the game at stake. The Yellow Jackets are ranked No. 1 in Class 7A and carry an 11-game win streak into the encounter. The Panthers are ranked No. 5 and are looking for immediate respect.


Bubba Thompson


Cameron Robinson


Cameron is a 2-year starter playing center. He anchored an offensive line that averaged 280 yards rushing per game. He is a two-time speech contest winner. He plans to major in bio-medical engineering.
Charles Green


Charles is a 3-year letterman and is a scholar athlete. He volunteered for the Special Olympics and has been a volunteer coach for the Upward Bound Basketball Team.


David Morris


David is a 1998 graduate of McGill-Toolen where he still holds the record for all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns. He is a 2003 graduate of Ole Miss where he became the 1st ever walk-on true freshman quarterback to start in the SEC. David is the founder of QB Country, a year-round quarterback training and development company, it is now in 9 locations across the Southeast and is recognized for the top training programs in America.
Lefty Anderson


Coach Anderson was the Head Coach at Murphy for 6 seasons. He has a 4-2 record verses McGill-Toolen. Coach Anderson has a career record of 95-38-5. He also served for 10 more years as Murphy’s Principal or Assistant Principal.


USC commit Marlon Williams hit Turner McLaughlin on a wide receiver pass for 80 yards and a score on the first play of the game. Two possessions later, Williams hauled in a 31-yard TD pass from Thompson. McGill converted on the two-point play and led 15-0 with 6:33 still left in the first half. It only got worse. Thompson hit Jacksonville State commit Jalen Tolbert with a 75-yard strike on the next possession, then found Larry Rembert across the middle for a 18-yard score. Thompson played one more possession before leaving the game for good midway through the second quarter. He finished a short night 7-for-11 for 150 yards and the three scores and was named MVP. McGill-Toolen won the game over Murphy in a final score of 43-0.