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Shuttle available for Burnet v. Marble Falls gridiron grudge match

MARBLE FALLS — A shuttle service dubbed the Mustang Express is available for fans on Sept. 14, the night of the traditional Burnet vs. Marble Falls high school football game.

The contest will be played at Marble Falls High School’s Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Officials expect thousands of spectators at the game, the latest grudge match in a cross-county rivalry that has continued for more than a century. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.

One shuttle will run from Colt Elementary School, 2200 Manzano Mile, to the gate on the visitor’s side of Mustang Stadium.

The other will run from Fellowship Baptist Church, 2702 Mormon Mill Road, to the north side of the stadium.

Once the game ends, the shuttle will pick up at the north gate.

“They will be handicap-accessible buses,” said Allen Roberts, assistant superintendent of operations at the Marble Falls Independent School District.

The shuttles will start at 6 p.m. and run every 15 minutes, Roberts said, and will end 30-45 minutes after the game is over.

The school district also has added extra handicap parking, he said.

Attendees are being asked to:

• Purchase game tickets in advance at the field houses at Marble Falls, 2101 Mustang Drive, or at Burnet, 1000 The Green Mile.

“We’ve added extra gate workers,” Roberts said.

• When driving to the stadium, Mustang fans are asked to stay in the left lane to turn onto Mustang Drive.

• Bulldog fans should be in the right lane until they go past the red light at Mustang Drive. After the light, get in the left lane to turn left onto Manzano Mile.

The district is bracing for a large group of fans from both schools. Mustang Stadium seats more than 5,000 people, and Roberts believes there won’t be an empty seat.

“Even with everything we’re doing, we still encourage fans to come a little earlier than they usually do,” Roberts said. “What we do know is the Burnet-Marble Falls rivalry is one of the most intense in Texas. We also know that both communities of Burnet and Marble Falls work very closely together to make sure these events come off in a manner in which everyone can enjoy.”

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