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Murphy and McGill-Toolen are consistently two of the best teams in the football-rich state of Alabama. Last season, Mc-T, as they’re known, went to the state championship where they lost to a dominant Hoover team.

McGill-Toolen has dominated the rivalry lately, winning last season 21-14 and in 2016 43-0. Murphy will be looking to get one over on its rival in a rebuilding year for Mc-T. They’ve got a new offensive coordinator this year and will be looking for new stars to lead them to further glory in Alabama. It starts with a rivalry game against arch-rival Murphy.


Sawyer Brady


Jennings Clayton


Jennings is a 2-year letterman in Football & Baseball. He has been recognized as a scholar athlete and academic letterman every year at McGill-Toolen. Jennings currently holds a 3.90 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to study Engineering in college.
Kendall Adams-Young


Kendall has been a 3-year starter on the varsity football team. He was a member of the 2017 All-Region Team as a Defensive Lineman. Kendall is currently a member of the National Honor Society and the National English Honor Society. He also holds a 4.04 GPA and plans to attend college and major in Audio Engineering and minor in Landscaping.


William Carroll


William is a lifelong resident of Mobile as he attended St Mary’s and McGill-Toolen. He was a star football player winning Super 22 honors in 1988. William played both sides of the ball, playing tight end and free safety for the Yellow Jackets. He continued his football career at Florida A&M where he was a 4-year starter and a two-time All-American defensive back. The Mobile native finished his career with 23 pass interceptions, tying a school record with 9 interceptions in 1991, earning first-team All-MEAC and FCS All-American honors. William is married to the former Johanne Trenard, and they are the parents to William Carroll III, Julia and Morgan Carroll.
Scott Atkins


Scott has been a football coach in Mobile County for 31 years. He spent four years at McGill-Toolen, including the 1996 season where the team passed for 2,347 yards, rushed for 1,093 yards and scored 30 touchdowns. His 15 years at Murphy include the successful 2015 year, when the offensive line led the way for 1,348 yards, 3,085 rushing yards and 44 touchdowns. A native of Columbus, MS, Coach Atkins graduated from Stephen D Lee High before attending East Mississippi Community College and moving on to be a scholarship athlete at Millsaps College. Coach Atkins is a Mobile resident with his wife Mary and son Jonathan, and spends his off time restoring classic muscle cars.


It looked as if Murphy vs. McGill-Toolen was going to come down to the wire on Friday night. In the third quarter, the game was a tight one, with McGill-Toolen up 7-3. However, the McT offense turned it up in the fourth quarter, scoring 23 unanswered points on their way to a 30-3 victory over the Murphy Panthers. This game marks the 4th straight win for the Yellow Jackets over the Panthers and Mc-T’s 27th straight region victory. It was an ugly game at times, but McT turned it on when they had to. Once again, the Yellow Jackets look like a force in the state of Alabama.