Marble Falls Mustangs

 

 

Mon
11
Nov

MFHS football ends season with win

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The Marble Falls Mustangs celebrated their second win of the season on Friday, Nov. 8 in the finale against Cedar Creek in Bastrop. In the above photo, the Mustangs pumped up the home crowd after their first win against Bastrop.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

The Marble Falls football team sent the class of 2020 out with a 28-21 victory on Friday night over Cedar Creek in Bastrop.

The Mustangs (2-8, 2-5) picked off the Eagles quarterback three times and used some trickery to secure their second win of the season.

With under five minutes remaining in the game, Head Coach Brian Herman called a fake quick punt, and sophomore quarterback Jake Becker delivered a 38-yard touchdown strike to senior wide receiver Warren Cuplin.

The Mustang D forced a punt, and the Mustangs' running game sealed the victory.

On the 43-man roster, 21 players are graduating seniors, but several key role players, including Becker, will be potentially returning to the team next season with a year of Slot-T knowledge under their belt.

 

Fri
01
Nov

Mustangs to honor seniors on Friday, Nov. 1

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The coaching staff including Head Coach Brian Herman celebrate a crucial special teams tackle in the Mustangs' victory over Bastrop on Oct. 18 at Mustang Stadium. The Mustangs look to recreate the magic of that game against the district-leading Weiss Wolves on Friday.

 

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix
Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Mustangs return to Mustang Stadium tonight for their final home game of the season against the Pflugerville Weiss Wolves.

The Mustangs (1-7, 1-4) seniors will be suiting up for the final time as high school football players and will be honored with the Senior Walk at the game.

Weiss (7-1, 5-0) enters the match with an undefeated district record and a chance to clinch the District 13-5A regular season title. Brenham and Glenn are tied for second place and face each other this week. . . .

Tue
22
Oct

Marble Falls Mustangs gave Max-imum effort with tribute to Brother Max Copeland

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The Marble Falls football team honored the number one Mustang fan, Bro. Max Copeland, at the Friday Oct. 18 game versus Bastrop by wearing red socks in honor of the late pastor. The Mustangs are undefeated on Max Copeland Night. See the story of the Mustangs' first win of the season in the Tuesday, Oct. 22 issue of The Highlander, your high school sports authority for the Highland Lakes.

Mon
21
Oct

Mustangs hold on for season's first win

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Senior defensive back and special teams player Nathan Ivey (23) received a line of kudos from the Mustangs' coaching staff after a pair of special teams tackles during Friday's win against the Bastrop Bears.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

An interception by junior defensive back Keaton Rodriguez in the final minute sealed the Marble Falls Mustangs' first victory of the season 45-37 over Bastrop on Friday, Oct. 18 at Mustang Stadium.

The Mustangs (1-6, 1-3) entered the final quarter with a 39-21 lead and scored in the first two minutes to extend the lead to 24 points.

“Our kids have a growing belief in what we're doing and themselves,” Mustangs Head Coach Brian Herman said. “The kids are busting their tails in practice, and they keep fighting . . . We exploded onto the scene tonight, and I'm proud of them for that.”

See the full story including stats in the Tuesday, Oct. 22 issue of The Highlander.

Mon
14
Oct

Mustangs can't catch Cubs' offense

Mustangs quarterback Jake Becker (9) threw for 118 yards in Friday's game against Brenham. He also carried the ball 12 times for a team-high 68 yards.

 

 

 

By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

The Marble Falls Mustangs' (0-6, 0-3) defense allowed touchdowns on the first three drives in a 41-13 loss against Brenham on the road on Friday, Oct. 11.

Mustangs Head Coach Brian Herman summed up the difference in the game in one word: “speed.”

The Cubs' (5-1, 3-0) speed advantage was shown in the quarterback scramble, halfback sweep to outside and play action pass that all went for scores.

The Mustangs return home this week to face the Bastrop Bears (3-3, 0-3) at Mustang Stadium for Max Copeland Night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

See the full story in the Oct. 15 issue of The Highlander.

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Tue
10
Sep

MFHS Mustangs doomed by turnovers in rivalry game

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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