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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2008 Marble Falls High School graduate, turns to make a catch during rookie minicamp in May. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

New Viking David Morgan battling for spot in Minnesota

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — David Morgan is enjoying a few weeks of rest before he re-enters the Viking battle. The 2011 Marble Falls High School graduate will return to Minnesota at the end of July for the start of Vikings training camp as he fights for a spot on the NFL team’s […]

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It takes two members of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue squad to keep Marble Falls High School graduate Alex Roman from making the play. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

FCA football game teaches players true meaning of ‘team’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — Even a 24-10 loss during the Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Football game didn’t take away all the positives from the week of June 7-10 for members of the gold team. (more…)

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Recent Burnet High School graduate Austin Moore, who was the quarterback for the Bulldogs last season, was to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star Classic Football Game on June 10 in Georgetown. Photo by Diana Cox

5 Highland Lakes players picked for first FCA all-star football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — It might be only June, but five recent Highland Lakes graduates are hitting the gridiron for a football game. Llano’s Cody Miller, Wyatt Baumann and Colton Center, Burnet’s Austin Moore and Marble Falls’ Jacob Metcalf have all committed to play in the inaugural Fellowship of Christian Athletes All-Star […]

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Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden signs his letter of intent to play football for Texas Lutheran University on May 20 as defensive coordinator Chad Bishop watches. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls linebacker Kaleb Burden signs with Texas Lutheran

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When it comes to dedication, few players are willing to pay the price quite like Marble Falls High School senior Kaleb Burden. (more…)

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Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

Marble Falls fans treated to air show at Mustangs’ spring football game

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team capped spring practices by treating fans to a show during the purple and white game May 23 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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FROM LEFT: Marble Falls High School rising sophomore quarterback Andrew Stripling. Marble Falls High School rising senior quarterback Cade Cool. Marble Falls High School rising junior quarterback Zach Rangel. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro

It’s only spring, but it’s time for Mustang football and tailgate

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School fans can get their first look at the 2016 football team May 23. The Mustangs will play in their purple and white spring game at 6 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Admission is free. (more…)

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

Marble Falls’ David Morgan drafted by Minnesota Vikings

JENNIFER FIERRO ● STAFF WRITER HORSESHOE BAY — Surrounded by family and friends April 30, David Morgan took the call of his life. On the other end of that phone call were Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, head coach Mike Zimmer and tight ends coach Pat Shurmur. (more…)

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

Marble Falls’ David Morgan awaits fate in this weekend’s NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — At Marble Falls High School, David Morgan was regarded as an under-the-radar college football prospect. Few powerhouse Football Bowl Subdivision programs extended scholarship offers to Morgan as he headed into his senior year in 2010-11. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Jacob Metcalf (seated) signs his letter of intent to play football and run track for McMurry University on April 8 as parents Juley and Todd Metcalf look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls receiver Jacob Metcalf signs with McMurry

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School head football coach Matt Green recalled meeting “a scrawny little dude” two years ago when he took over the Mustangs team. On April 8, that player — senior receiver Jacob Metcalf — signed his letter of intent to play football and run track for […]

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Former Marble Falls High School football player and current New Orleans Saint Cyril Lemon has been working on the Marble Falls campus to get stronger after a season-ending injury last year. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Ex-Mustang, current New Orleans Saint Cyril Lemon making up for lost time

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Cyril Lemon still turns eyes when he’s at Marble Falls High School. The 2011 graduate, who spent the last football season on the New Orleans Saints’ injured reserve list, recently spoke to the current Mustang players. (more…)

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Marble Falls, Burnet release football schedules

Marble Falls, Burnet release football schedules

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls and Burnet high school football teams have released their schedules for the 2016 season. While each squad knew its district opponents after the University Interscholastic League announced realignment Feb. 1, the game order and the date, site and time of each contest still had […]

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Marble Falls’ David Morgan impresses at NFL Combine

Marble Falls’ David Morgan impresses at NFL Combine

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER INDIANAPOLIS — Former Marble Falls High School football standout David Morgan made the most of his NFL Combine appearance Feb. 25-27. The tight end, who played for the University of Texas at San Antonio, scored a 5.17 draft grade, which means he has a “better-than-average chance to make an NFL […]

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Former Mustang David Morgan invited to exclusive NFL combine

Former Mustang David Morgan invited to exclusive NFL combine

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER ATLANTA — Marble Falls High School graduate David Morgan has spent most of his teenage years preparing for the job interview of his life: the NFL Draft. The 2011 alumnus played tight end for the University of Texas at San Antonio then moved to Atlanta on Jan. 3 to focus on […]

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Marble Falls track, receivers coach hired as New Diana AD

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School coach Robbie Coplin will become the New Diana athletic director and head football coach, pending board approval Feb. 15. Coplin, who is the Mustangs head track-and-field coach and the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach for the football team, has been at Marble Falls […]

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Marble Falls High School senior football players Ryan Becker (left) and Ethan Reed at their signing ceremony Feb. 3. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Mustangs Ryan Becker, Ethan Reed headed to SMU and Abilene Christian

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior football players Ryan Becker and Ethan Reed weren’t the only winners on National Signing Day on Feb. 3. Becker signed to play for Southern Methodist University, while Reed will play for Abilene Christian University as a preferred walk-on. (more…)

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Highland Lakes high school football schedules taking shape

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — While some high school football coaches still hadn’t finalized which weeks their teams would host and travel during the 2016 and 2017 seasons, they did know who they would play soon after the University Interscholastic League announced realignment Feb. 1. Season openers are Aug. 26. (more…)

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Marble Falls moving to ‘favorable’ district; Burnet's will be 'challenge'

Marble Falls moving to ‘favorable’ district; Burnet’s will be ‘challenge’

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School athletic department is saying goodbye to District 25-5A in the 2016-17 school year with the University Interscholastic League’s realignment, which was announced Feb. 1. The Mustangs’ new District 26-5A will be in place for two years. (more…)

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Former Mustang, All-American David Morgan prepares for NFL Draft

Former Mustang, All-American David Morgan prepares for NFL Draft

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER SAN ANTONIO — When David Morgan graduated from Marble Falls High School in 2011, most fans knew he had the talent and work ethic to succeed as a tight end at the University of Texas at San Antonio. (more…)

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Marble Falls' Ryan Becker up for Subway Super Team

Marble Falls’ Ryan Becker up for Subway Super Team

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Marble Falls High School senior offensive lineman Ryan Becker has been nominated for the inaugural Subway Super Team. (more…)

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John Jay coach pleads guilty in ref attack at Marble Falls game

John Jay coach pleads guilty in ref attack at Marble Falls game

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Former John Jay High School coach Mack Breed pleaded guilty for his role in an assault on a game official during a Sept. 4 football game against Marble Falls High School, according to Burnet County Attorney Eddie Arredondo’s office. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Eric Cauble uses a stiff arm to keep Georgetown East View senior defensive back Kevin Distad from tackling him during the Mustangs’ 28-9 win over the Patriots on Nov. 6. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls ends season with 27-9 win over East View

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER GEORGETOWN — The Marble Falls High School football team played its most complete game of the year Nov. 6  in beating Georgetown East View 27-9 to end the 2015 season. The Mustangs (3-7 overall, 1-6 in District 25-5A) scored three touchdowns in the second half while the defense had an […]

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Marble Falls junior running back Dalton Mayberry scores a one-yard touchdown in the first quarter during the 35-14 loss to Leander Vandegrift on Oct. 31. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls challenges tough Vandegrift in loss

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — On the last home game of the 2015 season, the Marble Falls High School football team gave fans plenty to cheer about in a 35-14 loss to Leander Vandegrift on Oct. 31. In short, the Mustangs (2-7 overall, 0-6 in District 25-5A) gave the Vipers (8-1 overall, […]

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Marble Falls High School junior running back Austin Pegues protects the ball as Cedar Park senior linebackers Ryan Franklin (40) and Augustine Tambe close in for the tackle. The Mustangs take on Leander Vandegrift at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive in Marble Falls. 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

Marble Falls faces No. 8-ranked Leander Vandegrift

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team closes out its home schedule with one of the top squads in the state Oct. 30. Due to rain Oct. 30, Marble Falls (2-6 overall, 0-5 in District 25-5A) will host Leander Vandegrift at 1 p.m. Oct. 31 at Mustang Stadium, 2101 […]

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Marble Falls defensive line a brick wall for opposing rushers

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — For many football lovers, the measure of an effective defense is how well those players stop the run. For the Marble Falls defensive linemen, stopping the run is a source of pride, said senior defensive end Alex Roman. (more…)

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No. 1 state-ranked Cedar Park dominates Marble Falls 51-3

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Cedar Park High School football team showed why it’s the No. 1 team in Class 5A with a 51-3 win against Marble Falls in District 25-5A play Oct. 23. And though the score doesn’t reflect it, Mustangs head coach Matt Green said his athletes competed with […]

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Marble Falls High School junior linebacker Jonathan Bryer (44), senior defensive end Kaleb Burden (45), senior linebacker Jeff Ramey (40) and senior defensive tackle Anthony Hallmark prepare to move when the ball is snapped during the Mustangs’ 42-28 loss to Leander on Oct. 16. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls’ defense making big impact on foes

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — When opposing coaches talk about the Marble Falls High School football team, the unit on which they elaborate the most is the Mustangs’ defense. That’s because the unit has forced turnovers on downs, especially inside the Marble Falls five-yard line, punished ball carriers and made receivers think […]

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