Defending NCHSAA 1-A champion Murphy is only scrimmaging once this preseason.
And that scrimmage is Friday night at Erwin’s Kerr Stadium.
The Bulldogs and Warriors will meet starting at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for the varsity-only scrimmage.
Murphy was Western North Carolina’s only state football champion in 2013 and is led by the winningest coach in area history, David Gentry (346 career victories).
Erwin also scrimmaged defending WNC Athletic Conference champ Franklin earlier this week.
There is exactly one week remaining until the start of the regular season – Erwin hosts East Rutherford next Friday, while Murphy is at home against Darlington (Ga.).