Wear purple on Friday
November 06, 2013, 7:00 am by Mark Goodson
Marble Falls football fans are asked to wear purple in their wardrobe for Friday night’s regular season finale home game against the Leander Lions at Mustang Stadium.
Friday night is also senior recognition for Mustang students. The ceremony is prior to the game and senior parents and guardians are asked to gather at 6:30 p.m. behind the inflatable helmet tunnel on the track. Parents are asked to line up in numerical order of the player’s jersey number.
The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m.
Marble Falls and Leander both enter the game with 2-3 records in District 25-4A and in a battle for the final playoff spot in the seven-team district. The winner qualifies for the final spot, the loser stays home for the post-season. Both teams are 4-5 overall.
Marble Falls last made the playoffs in 2010, going two rounds deep.
Marble Falls has won two straight district games to put itself in position.
The Mustangs rallied in the second half against Dripping Springs last week to win 56-38 last week on the road. Leander was off last week, but beat the Dripping Springs Tigers the week before, 44-7.
Cedar Park, the defending Class 4A, Division II state champion, and Vandegrift and Rouse have already clinched playoff spots from the district. The Marble Falls-Leander winner could tie Rouse for the third spot if Rouse loses to Vista Ridge Friday night. A Rouse victory puts the Marble Falls-Leander winner in fourth place.
Of the five District 25-4A teams with opportunities at the playoffs, Leander has the largest enrollment with 1,939 students. Rouse is second at 1,862, Cedar Park third at 1,797, Vandegrift fourth at 1,458 and Marble Falls fifth at 1,150.
Marble Falls would go to the Division II bracket. If Leander gets in, Cedar Park would be knocked from the Division I bracket. Vandegrift is in the Division II bracket no matter the outcomes of Friday’s games.
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