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Marble Falls football players fill first practice with energy

Marble Falls football players fill first practice with energy

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team’s first practice of fall training camp Aug. 14 was filled with energy, enthusiasm, and plenty of work. (more…)



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Marble Falls High School interim head football coach Mike Birdwell lines up players to perform mat drills as defensive coordinator Chad Bishop (back, left) encourages them during summer conditioning in June. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls football returns with familiar schemes and experienced QB

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team might be starting its training camp a week later than its neighbors in Burnet County, but that doesn’t mean the Mustangs won’t begin the season ready to compete. (more…)



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After shot at NFL, Cyril Lemon returns to Marble Falls High School as coach

After shot at NFL, Cyril Lemon returns to Marble Falls High School as coach

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Welcome home, Cyril Lemon. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate and football and track standout is returning to his alma mater as a coach. (more…)



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Get your Highland Lakes football season tickets

Get your Highland Lakes football season tickets

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — High school football training camps start Aug. 7, but fans don’t have to wait that long to purchase their season tickets. School personnel at Llano High School and Faith Academy of Marble Falls have already started selling tickets, while Marble Falls and Burnet begin Monday, July 31. (more…)



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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate, looks for the first down marker during a preseason win against the Cincinnati Bengals 17-16 last season. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

Former Mustang David Morgan fully focused on second NFL season

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Days before the start of his second NFL training camp with the Minnesota Vikings, 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate David Morgan was home visiting family and friends, playing golf, and even taking a quick trip to the Texas coast. (more…)



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Matt Green snags coaches from Marble Falls, Burnet for Llano

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Newly named Llano Independent School District athletic director Matt Green plucked three Marble Falls coaches and one Burnet coach to complement his Yellow Jackets staff. (more…)



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Marble Falls High School interim head football coach and athletics director Michael Birdwell puts the Mustangs through mat drills on the first day of voluntary strength-and-conditioning workouts June 12 at Mustang Stadium. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs coach Michael Birdwell takes handoff from Matt Green

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — When current coach Michael Birdwell was offered the chance to become the interim Marble Falls High School head football coach and athletics director, he wasted no time in accepting. (more…)



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Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

Marble Falls football coach Matt Green takes over Llano job

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LLANO — Earlier this month, Llano High School athletic director and head football coach Craig Slaughter resigned, sending the Yellow Jackets on a search for his replacement. They didn’t have to look far. (more…)



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Burnet High School’s Drew Kiser (top left) and Koby Edwards and Marble Falls High School’s Dalton Mayberry (bottom left) and Heath Dooley will play in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ All-Star Unity Bowl on June 9 in Georgetown.

Burnet and Marble Falls football players in FCA bowl game June 9

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GEORGETOWN — Four Burnet County high school football players will represent the area June 9 at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ All-Star Unity Bowl. To participate, athletes had to have graduated from high school in 2017 and been nominated by their head coach. (more…)



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The Marble Falls High School defensive backs stretch minutes before the start of the Black and White game May 23. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Defense shines in Marble Falls football’s Black and White game

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Defense set the tone early and often during the Marble Falls High School football team’s Black and White game May 23 to end spring practices. (more…)



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The biggest question mark for the Marble Falls High School football team is the starting lineup in the trenches. Coaches hope to get more answers during the spring game at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at Mustang Stadium. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls spring football game is a time to answer questions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team hopes to answer some questions May 23 about the 2017 squad when spring drills end with the purple and gold game. (more…)



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Rising junior quarterback Andrew Stripling (center), who started for the Marble Falls High School football team in 2016, returns to the field with the rest of the Mustangs for spring practices Wednesday, April 26. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls football begins spring practices with 11 returning starters

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team begins spring practices April 26 with one advantage it hasn’t had in about four years: a returning starter at quarterback. (more…)



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The Marble Falls High School football team blocked a field goal attempt by Austin Crockett during the first half of the Mustangs’ 44-21 win on Sept. 9. Photos by Diana Cox

Class 5A split in district a big score for Marble Falls football

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Years of conversations, polls, and, finally, a ballot have resulted in a big school-small school split of Class 5A football for district play starting in the fall of 2018. As one of the smaller 5A schools, this is good news for Marble Falls and its football team. […]



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Marble Falls High School senior linebacker Heath Dooley signed his National Letter of Intent on Feb. 1 to play football for Midwestern State University. His parents are Thomas Dooley (left) and Maureen and Will Everett. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls linebacker Heath Dooley signs with Midwestern State

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior linebacker Heath Dooley signed his National Letter of Intent to play football for Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls on Feb. 1, which is National Signing Day. (more…)



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Tight end David Morgan, a 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate, just finished his first season in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

After quick vacation, Vikings’ David Morgan back home and looking toward 2017

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — David Morgan did what many of us do after our first year on the job: He took a vacation. But Morgan’s occupation is quite different than most. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate spent 18 weeks as a backup tight end for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings. […]



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Marble Falls High School assistant football coach Matt Priem and his Team Japan offense. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls coach Ryan Priem learned much from Team Japan experience

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Football bridges cultures. So does Texas barbecue, but more on that later. Marble Falls High School assistant football coach Ryan Priem, a volunteer with USA Football, learned both of these things as Team Japan’s offensive coordinator during the International Bowl at AT&T Stadium on Jan. 16-17. The event […]



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Marble Falls High School co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Matt Priem (back row, center) is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Team Japan in International Bowl VIII on Jan. 16-17 in Arlington. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Coach brings Marble Falls offense to Team Japan for International Bowl

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ARLINGTON — Marble Falls High School assistant football coach Ryan Priem is taking the Mustangs’ offensive scheme to an international level. He is spending Jan. 11-16 teaching Team Japan the Marble Falls spread offense after accepting a special appointment from USA Football as the international squad’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks […]



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Marble Falls ends season with 41-10 loss to Dripping Springs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team’s season ended with a 41-10 loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 4. The Mustangs’ (2-8 overall, 0-7 District 26-5A) lone touchdown came on their last drive, when junior receiver Keegan Deering caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Zach […]



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Marble Falls aims to end season on positive at Dripping Springs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will ends its season on the road at Dripping Springs on Nov. 4. The two square off at 7:30 p.m. at Tiger Stadium, located on Tiger Lane at Bell Spring Road. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio […]



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Marble Falls Middle School student J.J. Tellez holds the football the way he was taught by Marble Falls Middle School boys athletic coordinator Jamie Graham (left) and coach Corey Kenyon. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls Pony scores TD as opposing teams work together

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls Middle School student J.J. Tellez lived out the goal of many football players during the seventh-grade gold team’s 36-20 loss to Kerrville on Nov. 1 – scoring a touchdown. (more…)



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Willis ‘Pennybill’ Lewis, a member of ‘The Streak’ football teams during the 1950s, tells current Marble Falls High School football player Cooper Wilson why the Mustangs were so successful during that era. The two attended the Marble Falls High School Ex-Students Reunion on Oct. 15. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Ex-Marble Falls football players formed lifelong bond because of ‘The Streak’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS —They gathered together again, a day after watching someone else wear their uniforms and enjoy the glory that comes with playing under the Friday night lights. Most can’t believe 60 years have passed since they were the kings of Marble Falls High School, leading the community on an incredible […]



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Marble Falls loses last 2016 home game 31-17 to Lockhart

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team ended its final home game of the 2016 season with a 31-17 loss to Lockhart on Oct. 28. The Lions (3-6 overall, 2-4 in District 25-5A) never completed a pass but still had 400 yards of offense, all on the […]



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Sam Pearce, executive director of The Helping Center, surveys the facility’s shelves. He hopes a canned food drive organized by the Marble Falls High School Interact Club will restock them for the holidays. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Food drive at Marble Falls game Oct. 28 aids Helping Center

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A year ago, the Interact Club at Marble Falls High School organized a canned food drive for The Helping Center of Marble Falls at one of the Mustangs football games. (more…)



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Marble Falls set for last home game, senior night vs. Lockhart

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will end the 2016 home schedule by honoring seniors and parents Oct. 28. The Mustangs (2-6 overall, 0-5 District 26-5A) also want to earn one more home victory, but standing in the way is Lockhart (2-6, 1-4). Listen to the […]



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Seguin beats Marble Falls 66-21 after 38 unanswered points

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A scoring barrage propelled Seguin to a 66-21 victory over the Marble Falls High School football team Oct. 21. The Matadors (2-6 overall, 1-4 District 26-5A) scored 38 unanswered points with 31 coming in the second half. Still, the Mustangs (2-8, 0-5) fought their way back from […]



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Marble Falls High School football coach Matt Green said the Mustangs’ passing game needs to improve in this week’s game against Seguin. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Matador Stadium, located at Texas 123 and Cedar in Seguin. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a pregame show at 6:30 p.m. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls, Seguin both aim to end losing streaks

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Two football teams having similar seasons meet Oct. 21 with the aim of ending a losing streak. Marble Falls (2-5 overall, 0-4 District 26-5A) travels to Seguin (1-6, 0-4) for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Matador Stadium, located on Texas 123 at Cedar. Listen to the game […]



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