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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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Former Marble Falls High School football player David Morgan and his Minnesota Vikings teammates are the only undefeated squad in the NFL. Morgan was in Marble Falls last weekend for homecoming as the Vikings had the week off. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Viking David Morgan takes break from undefeated season

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — An unexpected visitor made it back for the Marble Falls High School homecoming but wasn’t quite on the downlow as much as he wanted. That’s because at 6 feet 5 inches, David Morgan of the undefeated Minnesota Vikings is hard to miss. (more…)

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Marble Falls defensive back Sam Harkins sacks Kerrville Tivy quarterback Karson Valverde during the Mustangs’ 17-14 homecoming loss on Oct. 14. The Mustangs travel to Seguin on Oct. 21 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a 6:30 p.m. pregame show. Photo by Diana Cox

Kerrville Tivy squeaks by Marble Falls 17-14 on late field goal

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A hard-fought game wasn’t decided until the final two minutes. But in the end, the traditional powerhouse found a way as Kerrville Tivy defeated the Marble Falls High School football team 17-14 on Oct. 14. The loss drops the Mustangs to 2-5 overall and 0-4 in District […]

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Marble Falls fighting for playoff spot against Kerrville Tivy

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A win at Mustang Stadium on Oct. 14 means one of two teams still has a shot at the playoffs. That’s why the Marble Falls (2-4 overall, 0-3 in District 26-5A) and Kerrville Tivy (1-6, 1-2) football teams are preparing like their seasons are on the line […]

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The 2016 Marble Falls High School homecoming court is Wolf Williams (back, left), Aspen Woerner, James Garrison, Dalton Mayberry, Megan Offutt, Kameron Wright (front, left), Austin Pegues, Maddie Maples, Sydney Gibson, and Marley Colbert. The king and queen will be announced Friday, Oct. 14, during the Marble Falls-Kerrville Tivy football game. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls homecoming starts with parade and bonfire

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — It’s an annual fall rite: homecoming. And Marble Falls High School is celebrating its 2016 homecoming this week. The homecoming parade and bonfire are Thursday, Oct. 13, with the homecoming game Friday when the Mustangs host Kerrville Tivy at 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. That’s also […]

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Marble Falls junior defensive back Latham Nakhleh tackles Boerne Champion senior receiver Ethan Fitzgerald. The Mustangs lost 49-7. Photo by Diana Cox

District fave Boerne Champion overwhelms Marble Falls 49-7

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — An experienced Boerne Champion squad brought with it an avalanche of points in a 49-7 win over the Marble Falls High School football team Oct. 7. The Chargers (5-1 overall, 3-0 in District 26-5A), who were the preseason pick to win the district crown, scored on all […]

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