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Former East Bladen star Farrell Murchison will be on the field Thursday with his Winston-Salem State Rams when they open their 2017 football season at 3 p.m. at UNC-Pembroke.

Murchison, the all-time leading rusher in East Bladen school history, is listed No. 2 on the Rams depth chart at running back. In his senior year at East Bladen, Murchison rushed for 2,491 yards and 37 touchdowns.

Last year Murchison led Louisburg to a 9-0 record by rushing for 947 yards and ten touchdowns.

The Rams begin the season ranked No. 8 in Sheridan’s HCBU poll. UNC-Pembroke is ranked No. 19 in the American Football Coaches Division II poll.