Archbishop Murphy (Wash.) wins on field after five forfeits when opponents refused to play

Archbishop Murphy (Wash.) wins on field after five forfeits when opponents refused to play

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Archbishop Murphy (Wash.) wins on field after five forfeits when opponents refused to play

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Archbishop Murphy (Everett, Wash.) played its first game in a month on Saturday against Olympic High School (Silverdale, Wash.).

The Wildcats crushed their opponents 48-0. Coach Jerry Jensen said the team was glad it finally had a chance to play after previous teams forfeited citing safety concerns.

“This season has been like a volcano,” said coach Jerry Jensen.

(Photo: KING5)

(Photo: KING5)

The game ends a run of five consecutive forfeits by the opposition. Murphy outscored its first three opponent 170-0, won by forfeit over the next five games and then beat Olympic.

The Wildcats have six players who weigh more than 250 pounds, and other teams have been concerned about getting injured.

“Let’s get this over with,” said Holly Quipevius, whose son is quarterback for Olympic. “I knew we had too much integrity to forget this game.”

Here was the response after the game from the Olympic athletic department Twitter feed.

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