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Tue
10
Sep

MFHS Mustangs doomed by turnovers in rivalry game

Wayne Craig/Clear Memories
During the cross-county rivalry gam Sept. 6 in Burnet, the Marble Falls Mustangs had 20 offensive plays where they gained seven or more yards. At one point, the team had an 11-play drive in the first half that didn't result in points - crucial moments which fed the other team's momentum, according to the coach.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Mustangs football team turned the ball over six times on Friday, Sept. 6 in a 41-6 loss against the cross-county rival Bulldogs in Burnet.

The Mustangs (0-2) gave the ball away on three lost fumbles, three interceptions, a turnover on downs and also allowed the recovery on an onside kick.

Despite numbers that show improved offensive production, the Mustangs' turnovers allowed the Bulldogs to score twice on defense and gave the Burnet offense several short fields.

Fri
06
Sep

Marble Falls Mustangs defense sharp against Canyon Lake

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs defenders are coached to strip the ball, and that's exactly what they did on several occasions against Canyon Lake. On this play, the runner was ruled down by contact. For more photos, more about the Mustang players and details of the game, pick up the Friday, Sept. 6 issue of The Highlander.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

A defensive lapse on a single drive proved to be the difference for the Mustangs in a 7-0 loss against Canyon Lake on Friday, Aug. 31 at Mustang Stadium.

Canyon Lake's opening drive of the second half never saw a second down as they scored the game's only touchdown in four plays. The Hawks strung together three first-down runs, one of which added 15 yards with a facemask penalty, before throwing a 13-yard touchdown to take the lead.

Wed
28
Aug

Marble Falls Mustangs witness potential of slot-T offense

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Marble Falls Mustangs Gabriel Perez (63) and Kaleb Alexander (33) took a breather between plays during the scrimmage Aug. 23 against Liberty Hill.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Friday's scrimmage in Liberty Hill was a learning experience for the Mustangs football team; the players saw first-hand what a well-oiled Slot-T machine looks like.

“[Liberty Hill has] been doing this for 19 years; we've been doing it for 18 days,” Mustangs Head Coach Brian Herman said. “We have a long way to go, but they helped show us what we needed to see.”

Tue
20
Aug

Marble Falls Mustangs 'show flashes' in Lampasas scrimmage

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Fullback Gabe Barker is swarmed by teammates and coaches following his long touchdown run on Friday, Aug. 16 at a scrimmage against Lampasas.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Mustangs football teams played their first of two scrimmages prior to the start of the 2019 season on Friday in Lampasas against a talented Badgers squad.
All of the highs and lows of an opening scrimmage were on display as the Mustangs scored a pair of touchdowns but also allowed some big plays on defense.
“I was happy we scored; I was really hoping we would,” Head Coach Brian Herman said with a laugh. “We knew we had a challenge (with Lampasas), and it was really good for us to pick this scrimmage up to see a good spread attack.”
The Mustangs scored on their third possession of the scrimmage as the newly-implemented Slot-T offense started to warm up. . . .

Tue
20
Aug

Dove season begins Sept. 1, Here's what you need to know

Contributed/Texas Parks and Wildlife
Dove season begins on Sept. 1 for the central zone which includes Llano and Burnet County. The regular season extends through Nov. 3.

 

 

 

From staff reports

Dove season begins on Sept. 1 for the central zone which includes Llano and Burnet County.

The season extends through Nov. 3, then starts again on Dec. 20 through Jan. 14, 2020. Statewide falconry hunting season is Nov. 16 through Dec. 2.

Legal shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise until sunset. Bag limits for the central zone are 15 birds daily, no more than two white-tipped daily aggregate and three times daily bag possession limit.

Tue
13
Aug

Marble Falls Mustangs first scrimmage on Friday vs. Lampasas

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs Head Coach Brian Herman huddled with the team before heading off the film room on Friday morning. He talked about playing as a team and how one superstar on an opposing team will never beat 11 Mustangs.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Practice on the new turf at Mustang Stadium never looked so good on Friday - a week prior to the team's first scrimmage on Aug. 16 against Lampasas.

Tue
06
Aug

Marble Falls ISD plans logo short-term 'fix'

Contributed
The Marble Falls school district is planning a temporary “fix” to the trim color - which apparently displays an orange hue instead of the district gold - that will not limit access to the field during the season.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Marble Falls Independent School District Superintendent Chris Allen acknowledged the logo outline at Mustang Stadium is not what the district expected and hinted at a temporary “fix” in a social media statement on July 26.

Fri
02
Aug

Marble Falls High School football practice begins next week

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
The older campers got to run some offensive sets that teach different blocking schemes to the offensive linemen and teach the tailbacks how to find the hole.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

Mustang football camp is an opportunity for young gridiron hopefuls to learn the fundamentals of the game, but it means something a little different for football fans: the season is right around the corner.

Fri
12
Jul

Clay shooting event to benefit Llano Lions Club scholarships

Special to The Highlander/Jasper Lions Club
In keeping with clay shooting events hosted this year by fellow chapters statewide, the upcoming Llano Lions Club event will be the largest fundraiser for 2019. Net proceeds will support the club’s scholarship program.

 

 

 

 

Special to The Highlander

The Llano Lions Club has announced plans for their inaugural Sporting Clays for a Cause to be held Saturday, Aug. 17.

Tue
25
Jun

Faith Academy AD Jeremy Wentrcek accepts job in San Antonio

Jeremy Wentrcek

 

From staff reports

Faith Academy athletic director Jeremy Wentrcek accepted an offer from The Christian School at Castle Hills in San Antonio to become the school's AD and head football coach.

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