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Marble Falls High School graduate Cyril Lemon, a former University of North Texas lineman, will participate in the 2015 NFL Draft on April 30-May 2. Photo courtesy of UNT

Ex-Mustang Cyril Lemon is preparing for big career day: NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DENTON — Cyril Lemon has been fine-tuning all sorts of job skills the past several months. He has been reviewing information, learning how to answer interview questions and even improving his physical stamina. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School head track-and-field coach Kyle Futrell talks to his team at the recent District 25-5A track meet. After 31 years with the Marble Falls school district, Futrell is retiring. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls coach Kyle Futrell retiring, two more resign

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Two more Marble Falls Independent School District coaches have resigned and another will retire at the end of this school year. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Kingsland youth football join Hill Country league

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Football rivalries will take on a new meaning thanks to the Hill Country Youth Football League. The Marble Falls Youth Football and Cheer and the Kingsland Youth Football and Cheer Association are starting their first season in the league — based out of Liberty Hill — joining […]

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Mark Schlicke, a 1974 graduate of Marble Falls High School, will be inducted into the Tarleton State University Hall of Fame as a member of the 1977 Texans football team. He was the equipment manager and videographer for the team. Courtesy photo

Former Marble Falls athlete part of Tarleton State Hall of Fame team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF STEPHENVILLE — Mark Schlicke, a 1974 Marble Falls High School graduate, is joining the Tarleton State University Hall of Fame as a member of the 1977 Texans football team. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior center Sam Kohutek (center) signs his letter of intent to play for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as his parents Kimberlee (left) and Mark congratulate him. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls’ Sam Kohutek headed to Mary Hardin-Baylor

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior football center Sam Kohutek had a smile that wouldn’t leave his face. And that smile grew bigger when he turned to see a video of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s football team that included the game day atmosphere at Crusader Stadium, a […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior quarterback Magnum Burcham signs his letter of intent to play football for Southwestern Assembly of God University on Feb. 20. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy quarterback signs to play football at Christian school

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — It’s fitting that Faith Academy senior quarterback Magnum Burcham signed to play football for the Southwestern Assemblies of God University Lions, Flames head coach Randy Denton said. (more…)

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New Faith Academy football coach ready for challenge

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Randy Denton recognizes the challenge he accepted when he was named the head football coach at Faith Academy of Marble Falls on Feb. 5. After all, he is taking over a program that won two games in 2014: one a forfeit and the other against a junior varsity […]

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Marble Falls football working on strength, flexibility in offseason

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Though their football season ended in early November, the Marble Falls Mustangs have been using the offseason to their advantage. Head coach Matt Green outlined what the players have been doing the past three months. (more…)

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Next play in game plan to split 5A football into small, big districts

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The possibility of Class 5A football having small-school and big-school divisions for district competition took the next step. Currently, bigger and smaller 5A football teams play in the same districts but split up into separate divisions for the playoffs. (more…)

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Assistant football coach now in top spot at Faith Academy

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls assistant athletic director Randy Denton has accepted the position of head football coach. Athletic director Jessie Crow made the announcement Feb. 5. (more…)

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Jordan Shipley (left) played varsity football for Burnet High School in the early 2000s. He was recently elected to the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. File photo

Burnet’s Jordan Shipley makes Texas High School Football Hall

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF WACO — Former Burnet High School receiver Jordan Shipley’s final route has ended in the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. (more…)

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Burnet High School linebacker Kody Hall (left) signs to play for Blinn College in Brenham, while defensive end Cameron Chafin will play for Hardin-Simmons University. The two signed their letters of intent during a ceremony at the high school library Feb. 4, which is National Signing Day for high school football players. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Burnet football’s Hall, Chafin sign letters of intent

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet High School football players Kody Hall and Cameron Chafin signed letters of intent Feb. 4 on National Signing Day. (more…)

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Former Marble Falls Mustang and University of North Texas lineman Cyril Lemon will play in the College Gridiron Showcase on Jan. 31. Photo courtesy of University of North Texas

Former Mustang Cyril Lemon in Gridiron Showcase, eyeing NFL

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF DENTON — Recent University of North Texas graduate and offensive lineman Cyril Lemon has one more college football game to play — then it’s on to the 2015 NFL Draft. (more…)

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Faith Academy reassigns head football coach to junior high

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy head football coach Russ Roberts confirmed his reassignment as the junior high football coach as of Dec. 16. Roberts served as the varsity head football coach for five seasons before being moved to his new position. (more…)

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