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Faith Academy of Marble Falls has canceled the rest of the football season due to not enough players. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith cancels football season due to not enough players

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials announced the decision to cancel the rest  of the 2017 football season because they didn’t have enough players to field a team. “These kids have given everything they have,” athletics director Randy Denton said. “I admire them more than our 10-0 teams […]

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As an 11-man team, Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhoads often played quarterback during practices because the team didn’t have enough players to have 11 on offense and 11 on defense at the same time. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy returning to six-man football, Class 3A

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls is returning to six-man football for the 2018 season. That’s not the only change for the private Christian school. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls assistant coach Jared Garza works with the quarterbacks during a recent practice. The Flames have canceled their Oct. 20 game against Waco Reicher due to not enough players. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy cancels football game due to shortage of players

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With only 10 players available to play against Waco Reicher on Friday, Oct. 20, Faith Academy of Marble Falls officials made the decision to cancel the football game against the Cougars. Head coach Pete Rhoades announced the decision Oct. 16. (more…)

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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team will rely heavily on sophomore running back Eli Oliver as the Flames begin Division III, District 4 play against Bryan St. Joseph Catholic School. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Flames start ‘new’ season with district opener against Bryan St. Joseph

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The best part of starting district play for the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team? Everybody is 0-0. The second best part? The Flames (0-5) are hosting a Division III District 4 opponent, Bryan’s St. Joseph Catholic School, that has a small roster as well. St. Joseph […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior center Issac Oliver (right) is expected to return from an injury that occurred during the Flames’s 52-0 loss to Austin St. Dominic Savio on Sept. 29. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

With defeat on the field, Faith Flames avoid loss of starting center

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost 52-0 to Austin St. Dominic Savio on Sept. 29. The loss drops the Flames to 0-5 on the season. (more…)

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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls Flames football team hosts Austin St. Dominic Savio on Sept. 29. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive in Marble Falls. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy faces pass-heavy St. Dominic Savio

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team welcomes Austin St. Dominic Savio for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff Friday, Sept. 29. The contest is at Pony Stadium, 1511 Pony Circle Drive in Marble Falls. (more…)

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The Faith Academy of Marble Falls left side of the offensive line remains in place as center Issac Oliver snaps the ball to head coach Pete Rhoades. With Faith only suiting up 14 players on varsity, the team can’t practice 11 on 11, so Rhoades lines up at quarterback during practices. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Despite only having 14 players, Faith Academy doesn’t hold back

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Not many 11-man football teams would attempt to complete a season with 14 players on its roster. The Faith Academy of Marble Falls Flames are the exception. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhoades checks the form of his players as they push the blocking sled. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy on the road against Austin St. Stephen’s

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Two teams looking for their first victory of the season will meet Friday, Sept. 22. The Faith Academy of Marble Falls Flames (0-3, 0-0 Division III, District 4, Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) travel to Austin St. Stephen’s (0-2), 6500 St. Stephen’s Drive in Austin. Kickoff […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhoades says practices are filled with fundamentals so those skills become second nature to the Flames. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Coach recognizes Faith players’ effort, stamina in loss

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost 51-6 to San Antonio TMI on Sept. 15. The Flames (0-3, 0-0 Division 3, District 4 of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) suffered two turnovers in the first quarter that led to two touchdowns for the […]

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Coach: Faith football team must contain TMI quarterback

Coach: Faith football team must contain TMI quarterback

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team travels south to face San Antonio TMI on Friday, Sept. 15. The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas, 20955 W. Tejas Trail. (more…)

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Turnovers plague Faith Flames in 52-14 loss to Geneva

Turnovers plague Faith Flames in 52-14 loss to Geneva

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team lost 52-14 to Boerne Geneva on Sept. 8 The Flames (0-2, 0-0 Division III, District 4 of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) got their first touchdown of the game when defensive end Garrett Henderson dropped back for […]

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UPDATE: Faith loses 52-14 to Boerne Geneva

UPDATE: Faith loses 52-14 to Boerne Geneva

UPDATE: Faith Academy lost 52-14 to Boerne Geneva on Sept. 8. Look for stats and more later this week on DailyTrib.com.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team hopes home-field advantage pays dividends as the Flames take on Boerne Geneva on Sept. 8. The game between […]

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head football coach Pete Rhoades watches as three players perform a ‘popcorn’ drill. The Flames open the season on the road Friday, Sept. 1, against the Center Point Pirates. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

UPDATE: Faith Academy loses 39-8 to Center Point

  UPDATE: Faith Academy lost 39-8 to Center Point on Sept. 1. Check back with DailyTrib.com each week for Flames football stats, game previews, and more.   STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team begins one of its most challenging seasons when the Flames travel to Center […]

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Newly converted Faith Academy of Marble Falls center Issac Oliver participates in quickness drills using trash cans as markers as new head coach Pete Rhoades oversees the Flames’ fall training camp. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

‘It’s going to be iron-man football,’ says Faith coach about small team

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The limited number of Faith Academy of Marble Falls football players means new head coach Pete Rhoades has to be selective of what kinds of drills and activities the Flames undergo. Faith is completing its second week of fall training camp. (more…)

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Faith Academy football training camp begins Aug. 2

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Eager for football? So are the Faith Academy Flames. The team begins fall training camp at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the academy, 3151 RR 1431 East. The camp will be led by new head coach Pete Rhoades. (more…)

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Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

Faith Academy athletes break in new weight room

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls athletes don’t have to go looking for a place to get their workouts in anymore since the school opened a 4,600-square-foot facility on its campus. (more…)

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Faith football fights hard against big schools at state 7-on-7

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO FORT WORTH — Though the Faith Academy of Marble Falls 7-on-7 football team didn’t win a game at the state tournament of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, the Flames did gain something very valuable. Their new coach’s admiration. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls names Pete Rhoades new head football coach

Faith Academy of Marble Falls names Pete Rhoades new head football coach

FROM STAFF REPORTS MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls named Pete Rhoades as its new football coach. The school made the announcement May 3. He replaces Stephen Shipley, who resigned from the position in April for personal reasons. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls head coach Stephen Shipley resigned April 13 after one year. File photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith Academy head football coach resigns after year

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Faith Academy of Marble Falls is looking for a new head football coach following the resignation of Stephen Shipley. The academy announced April 13 that Shipley had resigned as the head football coach. Shipley cited personal reasons and time commitment for his resignation. (more…)

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Faith Academy of Marble Falls senior football player Preston Richardson (seated, left) signs his National Letter of Intent to play football for Southern Nazarene University on Feb. 3 as mother Lydia, father Jim (standing, left), and sisters Chloe and Ella look on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Faith football player Preston Richardson signs with Southern Nazarene

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF REPORTER MARBLE FALLS — The biggest reason Preston Richardson wanted to attend Faith Academy of Marble Falls is because he found a faculty, staff, and student body that believed in him, he said. (more…)

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Retiring coach Russ Roberts says success is more than just wins

Retiring coach Russ Roberts says success is more than just wins

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — After 40 years of coaching, Russ Roberts still believes most people are unaware what he and others in his profession really do. “Almost nobody understands what your job is,” he said. “There’s an unbelievable misunderstanding of what a coach is. He’s basically a developer of young people.” (more…)

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Faith ends playoff drought Nov. 11 against Shiner St. Paul

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — A win against Temple Central Texas Christian last week put the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools playoffs for the first time in two years. (more…)

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Faith ends 2-year playoff drought with 42-14 win over CTC

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER TEMPLE — The message during the week was clear to the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team: Beat Temple Central Texas Christian and win a trip to the Division III playoffs of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. The Flames (4-5 overall, 2-3 District 4) responded with […]

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Victory for Faith Flames puts them in TAPPS playoffs

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The task is pretty simple for the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team. Beat Temple Central Texas Christian, and the Flames qualify for the Class 3A playoffs of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. (more…)

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Faith looks to control playoff destiny starting with Brazos Christian

JENNIFER FIERRO • STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — Two games remain for the Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team, and head coach Stephen Shipley is preaching that the Flames need to win out to leave no doubt about reaching the playoffs. (more…)

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Faith’s playoff hopes alive with win over School for the Deaf

JENNIFER FIERRO / STAFF WRITER MARBLE FALLS — The Faith Academy of Marble Falls football team made the most of its final home regular season game and gave fans plenty of reasons to cheer Oct. 21. (more…)

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