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Among the Marble Falls High School football starting positions open in 2019 is quarterback with Luke Nail in the mix. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls superintendent hopes to have new football coach by April board meeting

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen hopes to present a new head football coach to the Board of Trustees by April. But that depends on how quickly he can find the right fit. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell (standing, middle) announced his resignation March 11 via social media. He is pictured here with players Sam May (standing, left) and Josh Whitecotton and Elijah Todd (kneeling, left), Glenn Thomas, and Dillon Mayberry. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls head football coach Mike Birdwell resigns

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Marble Falls High School head football coach and boys athletic coordinator Mike Birdwell has resigned, announcing his decision March 11 via Twitter. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior quarterback Andrew Stripling (seated, middle) signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Abilene Christian University on Dec. 19 in Max Copeland Gym as parents Kay and Kyle Stripling (seated) and siblings Mike and Sarah looked on. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Marble Falls quarterback Andrew Stripling signs with Abilene Christian University

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Even when Andrew Stripling was a Marble Falls Middle School quarterback, everyone in the Highland Lakes knew he was going to be special. They could see it as he ran former head coach Matt Green’s spread offense as an eighth- and ninth-grader. (more…)

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Marble Falls quarterback Andrew Stripling, a senior, ended his time in a Mustangs uniform by scoring two touchdowns en route to a 21-0 win over Bastrop Cedar Creek on Nov. 9 Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls ends season on high note with 21-20 win over Cedar Creek

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Just when it looked like the Marble Falls High School football team was going to end the season with a loss, junior defensive lineman Josh Whitecotton made the play of the fourth quarter to preserve a 21-20 win over Bastrop Cedar Creek on Nov. 9 in final District 13-5A Division II […]

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Brock Linder attempted to elude a Leander Glenn tackler during the Mustangs' 20-7 win Oct. 26. Marble Falls ends its season Nov. 9 at home against Bastrop Cedar Creek. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls playing for best record since 2007 when it hosts Bastrop Cedar Creek

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Winning three games in a row and finishing the season with an even record are what’s at stake for the Marble Falls High School football team when the Mustangs welcome Bastrop Cedar Creek on Nov. 9 for their last District 13-5A Division II game. (more…)

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Marble Falls defeats Pflugerville Weiss 38-6 on the road

Marble Falls defeats Pflugerville Weiss 38-6 on the road

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team was simply dominant in a 38-6 road win over Plfugerville Weiss on Nov. 2. (more…)

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A herd of Mustangs, including junior defensive back Evan Kroese, tackled Leander Glenn ball carrier Jonny Nguyen in Marble Falls's 20-7 win Oct. 26. The Mustangs travel to Pflugerville Weiss on Nov. 2. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls on the road against winless Pflugerville Weiss

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team has an opportunity to win two games in a row for the first time since weeks two and three when the Mustangs defeated Burnet and Geronimo Navarro. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School offensive line coach Cyril Lemon addressed the linemen during the Mustangs’ 20-7 win over Leander Glenn on Oct. 26. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls gets big win over Leander Glenn as Mustangs play ‘most complete game’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Just before the Marble Falls High School football team exits its gold inflatable tunnel and helmet to take the field, Mustang players yell, “Who’s got my back? I got your back!” (more…)

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Several Brenham defenders, including cornerback Lonterrious McClain (2) and free safety Hayden Allen (11), tackled Marble Falls running back Cooper Wilson during the Cubs’ 41-21 win Oct. 12. The Mustangs face the district’s only undefeated team, Leander Glenn, on Oct. 26. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls up against only undefeated team in district: Leander Glenn

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team will attempt to give District 13-5A Division II’s only undefeated team its first loss of the district season Oct. 26. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Mustangs players don red socks during last year’s Brother Max Copeland Night. This year’s event is Friday, Oct. 26, during the game against Leander Glenn. It’s in honor of Max Copeland, who passed away in May 2015. Copeland was found of wearing red socks and suspenders as well as giving back to the community and supporting Marble Falls athletics. During the game, buckets will be passed around to collect money for a scholarship fund in his name. File photo

Brother Max Copeland Night at Mustangs football game to honor community-minded man

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO When the purple-and-gold Marble Falls Mustangs football team puts on red socks and breaks out the red-laced football, it can mean only one thing. (more…)

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‘Too many miscues’ in Marble Falls’s 34-7 loss to Bastrop

‘Too many miscues’ in Marble Falls’s 34-7 loss to Bastrop

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team lost to Bastrop High 34-7 on Oct. 20 in a district game that was played a day later than scheduled so the Mustangs could get one more practice for the Bears. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior defensive lineman Gabriel Perez tackled Brenham senior running back lloby Watts during the Cubs’ 41-21 win over the Mustangs on Oct. 12. The Mustangs will try to regroup in the midst of destructive flooding in the city as they travel to Bastrop Memorial Stadium, 755 Texas 21 West in Cedar Creek, to take on the Bastrop Bears on Saturday, Oct. 21. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Ludecke Photography

Marble Falls-Bastrop game moved to Saturday due to flooding; Mustangs on the road

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Knowing their players’ hearts and minds were on helping their families, friends, and neighbors following the devastating Oct. 16 floods, sports administrators at Marble Falls and Bastrop high schools decided to move their District 13-5A Division II contest to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Bastrop Memorial Stadium, 755 Texas 21 […]

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Brenham too much for Marble Falls as Cubs win 41-21

Brenham too much for Marble Falls as Cubs win 41-21

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Brenham indicated early the kind of night it would have against the Marble Falls High School football team Oct. 12 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior receiver Tommy Johnson and the Mustangs host Brenham in a District 13-5A Division II contest Oct. 12. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls welcomes Brenham as Mustangs seek district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team is hosting its second District 13-5A Division II contest in as many weeks but is still looking for its first district victory. (more…)

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The Marble Falls defense had a short gathering in the first half against Elgin on Oct. 5. The Mustangs lost 57-50. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Mustangs lose hard-fought 57-50 game in last seconds to Elgin

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Battling, fighting, and clawing. That’s how Marble Falls High School head football coach Mike Birdwell described his team’s effort in a 57-50 homecoming loss to Elgin at Mustang Stadium on Oct. 5. (more…)

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The Marble Falls Mustangs’ passing game, led by sophomore receiver Andrew Rodriguez, will need to be productive against Elgin in a District 13-5A Division II game Oct. 5 at Mustang Stadium. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls and Elgin both looking for first district win

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO Neither head football coach wants to apply pressure to their players, but neither can get away from the simple fact that it will be a District 13-5A Division II showdown Oct. 5. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School homecoming parade route.

Marble Falls homecoming parade route, bonfire site change

FROM STAFF REPORTS The Marble Falls High School homecoming parade and bonfire are on the move. (more…)

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Mustangs lose district opener to Georgetown East View, 38-14

Mustangs lose district opener to Georgetown East View, 38-14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team lost to East View 38-14 in the District 13-5A Division II opener for both teams Sept. 28 in Georgetown. (more…)

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If the Marble Falls High School football team is to find success in District 13-5A Division II play, the Mustangs must continue to run the football well and rely on players such as junior running back Hayden Wells. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls opens district against physical East View

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO The Marble Falls High School football team opens District 13-5A Division II play against a Georgetown East View squad that looks very similar in scheme to the Mustangs. (more…)

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Marble Falls junior running back Hayden Wells scores one of his two touchdowns during the 34-14 win over Burnet on Sept. 7. The Mustangs have a 2-1 start to the season. They will enjoy a bye Sept. 21 before starting District 13-5A Division II play against Georgetown East View. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls recharges this week before starting district play at Georgetown East View

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is thoroughly enjoying a well-earned bye this week. And they’ll need it as they recharge for district play starting next week. (more…)

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Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan, a 2011 graduate of Marble Falls High School, and his teammates are looking to have a better finish to 2018 than they did in 2017 when they lost in the NFC championship game. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Vikings

New season and big changes for Vikings tight end and former Mustang David Morgan

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — Before boarding a Green Bay-bound airplane to take on the Packers, Minnesota Vikings tight end David Morgan was at his team’s practice facility getting ready for the big NFC North showdown Sept. 16. (more…)

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Productive first half puts Marble Falls over Navarro 42-32

Productive first half puts Marble Falls over Navarro 42-32

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO GERONIMO — The Marble Falls Mustangs got their second win in row, beating Geronimo Navarro 42-32 on the road Sept. 14. (more…)

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Marble Falls senior running back Cooper Wilson runs for some of his 133 yards against Burnet on Sept. 7. The Mustangs are on the road against Geronimo Navarro on Sept. 14. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls rides momentum from win over Burnet to Geronimo Navarro

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With its 34-14 win over Burnet last week, a confident Marble Falls High School football team hits the road Friday, Sept. 14, for its third game of the season. (more…)

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This sticker on the Marble Falls High School football team’s helmets honors student-athlete Maribel Nikole Enriquez, who died in a car accident in June. She would have been a senior this year. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls teams honor student-athlete killed in car crash

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — It didn’t take the Marble Falls High School football program long to decide how the Mustangs would honor Maribel Nikole Enriquez, a classmate who died in a car accident in June. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School football players walk toward the home stands to sing the school song in celebration after beating Burnet 34-14 on Sept. 7. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls football dominates on both sides of the ball in 34-14 victory over Burnet

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team snapped a four-game losing streak to county rival Burnet, winning 34-14 on Sept. 7 at Mustang Stadium. (more…)

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Burnet quarterback Jaxson Denton throws a pass during Burnet’s game Aug. 31 against Wimberley. The Texans got the 31-25 win, but it was a tight game coming down to the final minutes. On Friday, Sept. 7, the Bulldogs head to Marble Falls for the 104th meetup between the two Burnet County programs. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Staff photo by Daniel Clifton

Burnet and Marble Falls face off in Battle for Burnet County

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — There’s no reason to think the Battle for Burnet County won’t be typical of all the other football games between Burnet and Marble Falls high schools. (more…)

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