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High school football: Murray Spartans 2012 preview

Published: Tuesday, July 31 2012 10:09 p.m. MDT

State championships: 3 (1954, 1975, 1977)

State championship record: 3-1

Most played rivalry: 73 meetings with Cyprus dating back to 1926. Murray leads 39-30-4. Meet on Aug. 17.

Felt’s Factoid(s): Murray holds the state record (tied with three others) for the most takeaways — 11 — in a game. The Spartans recovered three fumbles and picked off eight passes against Taylorsville in 1981.

Murray coaching history

2012 — Mike Richmond (0-0)

2007-2011 — Dan Aragon (8-39)

2003-2006 — George Georgelas (18-24)

2002 — Wes Meier (2-8)

1988-2001 — Wade Meier (63-80)

1984-1987 — Dale Pehrson (10-28)

1981-1982 — Gene McKeehan (5-11)

1974-1980 — Ron Haun (44-19)

1972-1973 — Dan Slaugh (6-12-1)

1970-1971 — Gene McKeehan (8-10)

1969 — Jerry Saffell (3-6)

1968 — Rex Wright (4-4-1)

1965-1967 — Joe Hansen (8-19-1)

1964 — Wayne Reid (0-7-1)

1963 — Bill Dickey (2-6-1)

1956-1962 — Ray Oliverson (24-34-4)

1949-1955 — Allan Davis (36-27)

1948 — Ken Farrell (5-2)

1945-1947 — unknown (6-13-1)

1942-1944 — Verl Meyrick (7-14-2)

1937-1941 — Paul Rose (18-20)

1933-1936 — Gil Soesinger (16-12-3)

1932 — unknown (3-4)

1931 — Mr. Swenson (3-4-1)

1920-1930 — unknown (23-27-5)

1919 — W.L. Gardner (2-4-1)

1916 — unknown (0-3)

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Deseret News First Team all-staters the past 10 years

2006 — James Aiono, DL

To view second team and honorable mention all-staters through the years, check out the Deseret News All-State Archives.

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