Murphy joins select group of Bobcat rushers

By DOUG DONNELLY

Whiteford has had some outstanding running backs over the years:

  • Tony DuPree was the first Monroe County Region running back to rush for 1,400 yards in a season in 1982 and held the county record for rushing yards in a season for several years.
  • Nick Wohlfarth had back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons in 2002 and 2003, including reaching 1,000 yards in just four games in 2003.
  • George Flanner was the Monroe County Region Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 when he set a Bobcat record with 1,712 yards rushing.
  • Jesse Kiefer ran for 1,000 yards twice in a three-year period and holds the Whiteford record for career rushing yards.

Logan Murphy has joined that group of Whiteford running backs this season, becoming just the 12th different Bobcat back to reach 1,000 yards in a season.

Heading into Friday’s final regular season game against Britton Deerfield, Murphy has 95 carries for 1,055 yards, an 11.1 per rush average. He leads the Tri-County Conference. The next closest back in 2016 All-State RB Alec Muck of Sand Creek, who has 892 yards so far this season.

Here’s a list of Whiteford running backs to reach 1,000 yards in a single season:

Rushing yards season
1,712 George Flanner (2006)
1,487 Curt Ovall (2000)
1,442 Tony DuPree (1982)
1,270 Jesse Kiefer (2016)
1,103 Chris DuPree (1988)
1,098 Jesse Kiefer (2014)
1,094 Troy Goetz (1987)
1,055 Logan Murphy (2017) (8 games)
1,051 Scott Stone (1979)
1,012 Conner Hoogendoorn (2016)
1,006 Nick Wohlfarth (2002)
1,006 Jim Butz (1992)
1,005 Rich Koppelman (1967)
1,000 Nick Wohlfarth (2003)

 

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