Marble Falls Mustangs

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.

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
05
Feb

Mustangs swimmers qualify for State

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

The Marble Falls swim team had two swimmers qualify for the state swimming and diving meet to be held in Austin on Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16.

Sophomore Landry Stewart and freshman Taylor Ashbaugh will represent the Mustangs at the highest state level later this month after personal-best performances at the regional meet at Texas A&M University on Friday and Saturday.

Ashbaugh finished with personal best and school record times in the 100-yard fly and 100-yard breaststroke events; Stewart set personal best and school record times in the 200-yard individual medley and 500-yard freestyle.

Tue
05
Feb

Mustangs battle to the end

Nathan Hendrix/The Highlander
Mustangs forward Conner Chase (21) rips the ball away from a Grizzlies player on Friday. Despite the loss, head coach Matt Bailey said he was proud of the Mustangs' effort and fight.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

The Marble Falls boys' basketball team couldn't remove the lid from the basket in a 57-49 loss to the Glenn Grizzlies at home on Friday.

The Mustangs went one-for-16 from three-point range in the game with their sole basket coming with 37 seconds remaining in the game.

“Our Achilles heel all year has been we don't hit enough shots,” Mustangs head coach Matt Bailey said. “We had some tough looks, and we had some good looks.”

The Marble Falls offense came out rolling and got some easy baskets at the rim after beating the press. The teams flashed different styles as the Mustangs worked the ball inside, and the Grizzlies attempted three-point shots on several consecutive possessions to open the game. Halfway through the first quarter, Glenn had only two makes, and the Mustangs led 12-6.

Fri
05
Aug

Touch up before touchdowns

Contributed/Karen Bailey

A lone worker repaints the light poles Friday, Aug. 5, at the Marble Falls Middle School football stadium, using a lift and controlling it from the bucket. Meanwhile, football two-a-day practice for the high school Mustangs starts Monday, Aug. 8.

Wed
27
Jul

Morgan begins Viking training Friday

CHRISTI BERTELSON/HIGHLALND LAKES NEWSPAPERS
Gaynelle Sutherland has a special place in her heart for David Morgan and could not let him leave for Minnesota Viking training camp without saying goodbye one last time.
She watched Morgan grow up and rooted for him with the Marble Falls Mustangs and the UT San Antonio Roadrunners. Friday, July 23, she said she would be watching for him now on a new team.

MARK GOODSON/THE HIGHLANDER SPORTS EDITOR

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