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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.


Mustangs head coach resigns

Marble Falls head football coach Michael Birdwell resigned this week, according to a press release from the school district.




By Nathan Hendrix

Sports Editor

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