Murphysboro Douglass High School competed in boys basketball with other schools of the area. The teams competed
in football as well. We believe it is possible that baseball and track were also offered. School team fight
song, coach's names, and team records are all items we are interested in adding to this page.
A newspaper article located by Maurice J. McCann revealed the nickname of the Murphysboro Douglass
athletic teams, at least for the 1920s. Maurice relayed the following:
"I recently read an issue of the Murphysboro Daily Independent newspaper dated November 12,
1928 (p.2) with an article concerning the Veteran’s Day football game between the Murphysboro Douglas (sic) Maroons and the Colp Colts, won by Murphysboro Douglas (sic) by a score of 6-0. Over 300 spectators attended
Dances, plays, chorus, band, and clubs were probably all a part of the Murphysboro Douglass High School experience.
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