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Mustangs battle Badgers on Senior Night

Marble Falls football

The Marble Falls Mustangs prepare for a District 13-4A Division I contest against the Lampasas Badgers on Oct. 28. It's also Senior Night and the last home game of the season. Staff photo by Nathan Bush

The Marble Falls Mustangs (2-6, 0-3 district) continue to search for their first District 13-4A Division I win of the season as they take on the Lampasas Badgers (5-3, 2-1 district) in the final home contest. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. It’s also Senior Night.

You can listen to it live on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune, at, or via the free KBEY app starting with a 7 p.m. pregame show.

In an interview with KBEY’s Ben Shields, Marble Falls head coach Brian Herman spoke about his team’s effort in last week’s 42-26 loss to Taylor.

“(Taylor) had multiple plays of 40-plus yards and long touchdowns,” Herman said. “It was tough to contain their speed, but more importantly, I don’t think we did a good job tackling.”

On the other side of the ball, Herman said the offense’s performance was one of the best of the season.

“We moved the ball, we ate clock, we put points on the board,” he said. “We did what we thought was enough to win.”

Nearly mathematically out of the playoffs, the team has put aside thoughts of end-of-the-year standings.

“I quit worrying about it,” Herman said. “I told the boys, at this point, we need to be playing for the love of the game and the love of the brother next to you, because if we’re playing for playoffs or scholarships, we’re playing for the wrong reason.”

Stopping Lampasas’ run game will be paramount.

“They’re not really much of a passing team,” Herman said. “They may line up in the spread, but they are a run-oriented team. They’re going to try and pound us, and we’ve shown susceptibility to the power run game.”

Outside of the run game, headed by senior Aden Rascoe and freshman Jett Walker, the Mustangs will need to slow down the dominant air attack led by wide receiver Ethan Moreno. The Badgers senior is averaging over 100 receiving yards a game this season.

Also Senior Night, Herman plans to honor his veteran players who have pushed through adversity during this unfortunate season as they enter into their final game at Mustang Stadium.

“We’re going to celebrate them and give them every opportunity to try to end the season the right way,” he said. “With this being the last home game, hopefully, this will be an opportunity to do something special for them as we finish this season out.”