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Ex-Mustang QB Mike Richardson says he’s leaving Texas Tech

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF LUBBOCK — Former Marble Falls High School quarterback Mike Richardson is transferring from Texas Tech University. The 2013 graduate arrived at the Lubbock school during mid-term as a true freshman after spending the fall working out on his own.

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Marble Falls offensive coordinator Bill Poe takes head coaching job

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School offensive coordinator Bill Poe was named the new head coach at Northwest High School in the Dallas-Fort Worth area April 14. Poe’s first day is April 15.

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Faith’s Matt Manley to play football at Mary Hardin-Baylor

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy senior football player Matt Manley signed his letter of intent to play for the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor on April 11. Manley was on his way to Texas A&M University to be a student. But when he received interest from coaches, including Abilene Christian University, [...]

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Marble Falls football sees new faces, a changing culture

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is 29 days away from the start of spring practice. To help players and parents prepare, Mustangs head coach Todd Dodge is holding his annual Mustang Football Family Night, which is designed for incoming ninth-12th-graders, at 6:30 p.m. April 14 [...]

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Dodge impressed with offseason work from Marble Falls football team

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Even though the Marble Falls High School football team won’t start spring practice for about five weeks, it doesn’t mean the Mustangs haven’t been working hard in the offseason. Ever since the 2013 season ended, sophomore quarterback Brennen Wooten has gathered some teammates for weekly throwing and [...]

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NFL, Texas standout Doug English touts importance of fan support, coaches

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — As he scanned the crowd gathered for the latest meeting of the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club, former NFL and University of Texas great Doug English credited two groups for his success. “Great coaching,” he said, “and great families, boosters, parents and friends of the program.”

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Burnet, Llano and Marble Falls football release 2014 schedules

MARBLE FALLS — Burnet, Llano and Marble Falls high schools have released their varsity football schedules for the 2014 season. The Mustangs also have set their spring football practice schedule.

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Former NFL player Doug English to speak to Marble Falls athletic boosters

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Recent Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductee and former NFL player Doug English will be the special speaker at the next meeting of the Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club. “(English) is one of the all-time greats,” said Todd Dodge, the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director. [...]

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Burnet kicker Austin Huff meets goal of playing at collegiate level

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — Burnet High School senior kicker and punter Austin Huff made his commitment official to the Texas State University football team March 7 when he signed a letter of intent. “I’m excited,” he said over and over with a giant grin on his face. “It feels like home. The [...]

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Four Marble Falls football players sign their letters of intent

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — An extended group of family and friends gathered Feb. 24 to congratulate four Marble Falls High School seniors for signing their letters of intent to play college football. The players are defensive end Jason Lenior (University of Montana Western), linebacker and receiver Zuri Buchanan (Cisco College), running [...]

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Spike Dykes speaking to Marble Falls booster club

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls Athletic Booster Club is trying something new with the aim of luring more fans into becoming members, Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director Todd Dodge said. “What we’re trying to do is drum up more interest in our club,” he said. “So we’re [...]

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Texas AD Steve Patterson talks Longhorns at Horseshoe Bay Sports Club

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF HORSESHOE BAY — The eyes of the members of the Horseshoe Bay Sports Club were squarely on University of Texas athletic director Steve Patterson on Feb. 12. Patterson, who has been on the job since Nov. 7, was the featured speaker at the club’s regular meeting.

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Burnet kicker Austin Huff commits to Texas State University

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Burnet High School senior kicker and punter Austin Huff is aiming to take this skills to Texas State University at San Marcos. On Feb. 9, Huff committed to the Bobcats. “I’m very excited, a little nervous,” he said, “but very excited.”

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Three Burnet Bulldogs ready to play football at next level

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF BURNET — They’ve been playing football together for years, so it’s only fitting that on National Signing Day on Feb. 5, Burnet High School’s Derek Kiser, Blayne Parisher and Chase Mardis signed their letters of intent to play at the collegiate level at the same time, side by side. 

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