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Marble Falls graduates Alec Oberle (left) and Bryce Murphy and Burnet graduates Tyler Torres and Seth Carpenter will play on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes blue team in an all-star football game June 15. Faith Academy of Marble Falls graduate Cabot Booth will play on the gold team.

FCA all-star football game on June 15 features Highland Lakes players and coaches

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO BURNET — While the Fellowship of Christian Athletes all-star football game is the main event, the days leading up to the contest have been filled with highlights for the players and their coaches. (more…)

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Thanks to a generous donor, Marble Falls High School 7-on-7 football players now have some protection against concussions with their new Gamebreaker headgear. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Donation to Marble Falls 7-on-7 football team gives players protection against concussions

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Despite 7-on-7 being touch football, injuries do happen, including concussions. Marble Falls High School players now have some protection against dangerous head injuries thanks to a generous fan. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Chad Bishop tells rising senior linebacker Reece Vanhoosen and other players their assignments during a recent spring practice. Staff photo by Jennifer Fierro

Competition level is high during Marble Falls spring football practices

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is about to complete its second week of spring football, and head coach Mike Birdwell said he is happy with how the players are competing. The retention of the returners is what has pleased the coaching staff the most because players […]

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Marble Falls High School rising senior running back Dillon Mayberry is one of many returners who will begin spring football drills at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. Mayberry had 103 carries for 506 yards and two touchdowns last season. File photo

Marble Falls football’s spring season starts April 26; game is May 21

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The 2018 football season starts at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 26, for the Marble Falls High School Mustangs. Marble Falls will have the first of 15 practices plus the spring game, which is slated for a 3:20 p.m. start Monday, May 21, at Mustang Stadium, 2101 Mustang Drive. […]

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The Burnet-Marble Falls football series will continue in 2018 and 2019. The two teams agreed to play each other in week two of the season. Burnet has won the past three consecutive meetings and leads the overall series 52-41-10. The two teams will see some changes in their districts starting next season after the UIL announced realignment Feb. 1. File photo

UIL has changes (and surprises) for Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano sports districts

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO AUSTIN — The University Interscholastic League revealed several surprises during its realignment announcements Feb. 1 for new districts beginning with the 2018-19 school year that affect Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano high schools.  (more…)

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Ex-Mustang David Morgan ready for first NFL playoff game as Viking

Ex-Mustang David Morgan ready for first NFL playoff game as Viking

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MINNEAPOLIS — While most Texans were bundled up and staying indoors because of freezing temperatures last week, Marble Falls High School graduate David Morgan saw an opportunity to embrace the cold and a tradition of his new hometown of Minneapolis. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover (left) is taking over the role as the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director while Mike Birdwell will remain the high school head football coach. Birdwell has served as the interim head football coach and athletic director since June. Hoover will remain the boys soccer coach. Courtesy photo

Hoover, Birdwell know Marble Falls sports success starts early

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — With their new roles in Marble Falls Independent School District athletics laid out before them,  athletic director Rick Hoover and high school head football coach Mike Birdwell are ready to get down to business. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover (left) is taking over the role as the Marble Falls Independent School District athletic director while Mike Birdwell will remain the high school head football coach. Birdwell has served as the interim head football coach and athletic director since June. Hoover will remain the boys soccer coach. Courtesy photo

Marble Falls boys soccer coach Rick Hoover named athletic director

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — In a state where American football rules, Marble Falls Independent School District has kicked the athletic director position over to the other football. MFISD Superintendent Chris Allen named Marble Falls High School boys head soccer coach Rick Hoover to the spot. Mike Birdwell, who has been serving as […]

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Marble Falls High School will continue playing football in Class 5A Division I next season but won't know in what district until the UIL announces them Feb. 6. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Highland Lakes schools remain in same UIL classes; districts announced in February 2018

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — There were no big surprises for local high schools Dec. 6 when the University Interscholastic League released the classification cutoff numbers. Those numbers will be used in the upcoming realignment. On Feb. 6, the UIL will announce the district in which public high schools will compete for the […]

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Marble Falls's Dillon Mayberry dives for extra yards during the Mustangs' 35-14 loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 10. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Mustangs fall to district champ Dripping Springs 35-14

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team ended the 2017 season with a 35-14 district loss to Dripping Springs on Nov. 10. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior defensive back Bryce Murphy and the Mustangs have been solid on that side of the ball for the past several weeks. The Mustangs will face their toughest test when they host Dripping Springs on Friday, Nov. 10. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls ends season against undefeated Dripping Springs

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will end its season against an opponent other District 26-5A coaches say is a bar above the rest in the division. (more…)

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David Morgan talks NFC North-leading Vikings, British fans, and winning mentality

David Morgan talks NFC North-leading Vikings, British fans, and winning mentality

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Minnesota tight end David Morgan took advantage of the NFL team’s bye week to say hello to his hometown of Marble Falls. (more…)

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Late Lockhart score gives Lions 28-24 district win over Marble Falls

Late Lockhart score gives Lions 28-24 district win over Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO LOCKHART — Going into the contest against Lockhart, Marble Falls High School interim head football coach Mike Birdwell said the Lions were better than their winless District 26-5A record. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School defense has played well during the first halves of the past two contests: Kerrville Tivy on Oct. 20 and Seguin on Oct. 27. The Mustangs will need to continue that trend Nov. 3 against Lockhart, which looks to control the clock and keep the Marble Falls offense on the sideline. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls rides district win into contest against run-heavy Lockhart

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team travels to Lockhart on a winning high. The Mustangs (3-5, 1-4 District 26-5A) defeated Seguin 35-21 last week to end an 11-game district losing streak. Now, they will try to win two district contests in the same year for the first […]

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Drought is over as Marble Falls gets district win against Seguin, 35-21

Drought is over as Marble Falls gets district win against Seguin, 35-21

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team celebrated Brother Max Copeland Night in a way the former pastor of First Baptist Church and ardent Mustangs fan would have enjoyed – with a win. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior running back Dillon Mayberry leads the Mustangs in rushing with 312 yards and two touchdowns this season. Marble Falls hosts Seguin on Oct. 27. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls honors ‘Brother Max’ while seeking district win against Seguin

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — While the contest between the Marble Falls and Seguin football teams is the featured event at Mustang Stadium on Friday, Oct. 27, the main attraction will be the color red. (more…)

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Kerrville Tivy shuts out Marble Falls

Kerrville Tivy shuts out Marble Falls

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO KERRVILLE — The Marble Falls Mustangs lost to Kerrville Tivy 38-0 in a District 26-5A contest Oct. 20. The Antlers (5-2 overall, 3-1 district) led 17-0 at the half. (more…)

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Marble Falls High School junior running back Cooper Wilson is second on the team in rushing yards with 274 on 56 carries. The Mustangs face Kerrville Tivy in a road game Oct. 20. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls on the road against Kerrville Tivy team tied for second

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The District 26-5A schedule doesn’t get easier for the Marble Falls High School football team. The Mustangs (2-4 overall, 0-3 district) travel to Kerrville Tivy (4-2, 2-1) on Friday, Oct. 20. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Antler Stadium, located at Stadium and Holdworth drives in Kerrville. Catch the […]

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Bryce Murphy is one of nine Mustangs to record at least one catch this season. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls faces Boerne Champion in what could be ‘dogfight’

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team is starting a pivotal stretch in its season. The Mustangs (2-3, 0-2 District 26-5A) will travel to Boerne Champion (2-3, 1-1) on Friday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Boerne ISD Stadium, 1 Greyhound Drive in Boerne. Catch the game […]

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Marble Falls junior running back Cooper Wilson runs through a hole crated by junior receiver Brock Linder (80), senior lineman Jervon Collins, senior lineman Alec Oberle, and junior lineman Chance Haley (55) during the Mustangs’ 50-30 loss to Castroville Medina Valley on Sept. 29. After a bye this week, Marble Falls continues District 26-5A play on Oct. 13 against Boerne Champion. Photo by Luedecke Photography

On bye week, Marble Falls football addresses trench troubles

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team gets a Friday off Oct. 6, and it couldn’t come at a better time. The Mustangs (2-3, 0-2 District 26-5A) are using the off week to heal as well as address some line issues. (more…)

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Tarletson State University senior quarterback Zed Woerner set the program’s all-time career passing touchdowns record with 58 during the win against the University of Texas-Permian Basin on Sept. 30. Photo by Russell Huffman, The Flash Today

Former Mustang Zed Woerner sets passing record at Tarleton State

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO STEPHENVILLE — Former Marble Falls High School quarterback Zed Woerner is the new career passing touchdown leader at Tarleton State University. The 2012 graduate set the record during the Texans’s 32-17 win against the University of Texas-Permian Basin on Sept. 30. He was presented with the touchdown ball after the victory. […]

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Marble Falls senior receiver Keegan Deering scores the first touchdown of the game against Castroville Medina Valley on Sept. 29 on a 30-yard pass from junior quarterback Andrew Stripling. The Mustangs lost 50-30. Photo by Luedecke Photography

Marble Falls 0-2 in district with 50-30 homecoming loss to Medina Valley

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team dropped its second District 26-5A contest, this one a 50-30 loss on homecoming Sept. 29 to Castroville Medina Valley. (more…)

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The Marble Falls High School football team is ready to play its District 26-5A home opener against a determined Castroville Medina Valley squad Sept. 29. Listen to the game on KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune or at KBEYFM.com starting with a pregame show at 6:30 p.m.. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Marble Falls hosts confident Medina Valley during homecoming

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School football team will have its District 26-5A home opener Friday, Sept. 29, and celebrate homecoming all during the same contest. (more…)

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The 2017 Marble Falls High School homecoming court includes Macy Dyer (front row, left), Payton Clough, Sarah Cauble, Madison Fields, Evo Bernabe; Aubree Adams (back row, left), Latham Nakleh, Keegan Deering, Grant Fletcher, and Alec Oberle. Photo by Diana Cox

Marble Falls homecoming is a reunion that spans generations

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Seeing old friends is what makes homecoming weekend special for alumni. With that in mind — and to provide former students an opportunity to help the next graduating class — the Marble Falls High School Ex-Students Association is hosting its annual cookie and coffee social and luncheon at […]

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Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-14 in district opener

Alamo Heights beats Marble Falls 42-14 in district opener

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO SAN ANTONIO — The Marble Falls High School football team lost 42-14 to San Antonio Alamo Heights on Sept. 22 to begin District 26-5A play. But it didn’t start that way for the Mustangs (2-2, 0-1). (more…)

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Marble Falls High School senior receiver Keegan Deering catches a 4-yard touchdown pass with 34 seconds left in the first half to give the Mustangs a 10-8 lead against Austin Crockett going into the locker room Sept. 15. Marble Falls won 16-8. Photo by Martelle Luedecke

Deafness doesn’t block Marble Falls defensive lineman from goals

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO MARBLE FALLS — Part of the thrill of competing under the Friday night lights is hearing the roar of the crowd and the band playing the school’s fight song. But Marble Falls High School football player Ernesto Castenada has a different experience. (more…)

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