MAVS FALL INTO FOUR WAY TIE FOR SECOND

MAVS SUFFER HEARTBREAKING LOSS TO BOBCATS

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Marshall and Hallsville staged one of the most exciting games in their 23 year series history Friday night as the Bobcats survived a 41-37 barnburner.  

The two teams combined for over 1,000 yards of offense and 77 total points.

Hallsville jumped out to a 7-0 lead on their first drive.

Marshall had their chances with two drives inside the Bobcat redzone that came away with no points, including a missed 27 yard field goal.

The Bobcats added a FG with 0:01 left in the half for a 10-0 lead.

The Mavs finally got on the scoreboard with a 35 yard FG in the third to pull within 10-3 with 5:52 remaining in the quarter.

A 70 yard pass appeared to be a dagger as Hallsville took a commanding 17-3 lead.

Marshall then answered with a 70 yard run of their own to pull with in 17-10 with 5:19 left in the third.

A huge interception by the Mavs set up the tying score to make it 17-17 headed into the final quarter.

The Bobcats made it 20-17 on 29 FG  early in the fourth.

Then things got wild.

Marshall answered with an 85 yard bomb to take their first lead of the game, 24-20 with 9:34 left in the game.

Hallsville answered with a TD of their own less than a minuet later to retake the lead 27-24.

The Mavericks took the lead again 31-27 with 5:07 remaining.

The Bobcats scored again in just 43 seconds for a 34-31 win.

Not to be outdone, Marshall also found the enddzone again to take the lead yet again 37-34 with 2:29.  The missed PAT loomed large.

Hallsville would not be denied as they scored the final touchdown for the 41-27 lead with :29 left.

Marshall kept it exciting with a drive to the Bobcat  35 with one second left.  

Hallsville preserved the win on 4th down with a sack of quarterback Collier Slone.

Marshall out-gained Hallsville 535-526.

JQ Davis had 242 yards rushing on the night.

Slone was 13-20 for 204 yards for his best night of the season thus far.

Marshall falls to (3-3) on the season and (1-1) in district play.  Hallsville improves to (4-2) on the season and (1-1) in district play. 

The Mavericks will return home next Friday to take on the Mount Pleasant Tigers who lost to Texas High Friday night.

MAVS LOOKING TO GET BACK ON TRACK

MARSHALL HAS CRITICAL GAME Vs.  MT  PLEASANT

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Marshall finds themselves in a four-way tie for second place in the district 8-5A race.  Hallsville, Pine Tree, Nacogdoches, and Marshall are all (1-1) thus far.

The Mavericks (3-3) will be hosting Mount Pleasant in week 7 action as Marshall is looking to keep pace with the pack.

Mount Pleasant will enter Maverick Stadium with a record of (1-4) overall and (0-1) in district play.

A win will keep Marshall in the middle of the district title and playoff race.  A loss would put things in dire straits for the Mavs.

Check out the GAMEDAY page for all the details for Mount Pleasant Vs. Marshall:  CLICK HERE

 



 

DISTRICT 8-5A ROUND UP
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District 8-5A had another wild night for the second week in a row.

Hallsville survived Marshall with a thrilling 41-37 game.  The Bobcats snapped a 7 game losing streak to the Mavericks.

Nac had the upset of the week last week over Whitehouse, but Pine Tree returned the favor with a 49-14 blasting of the Dragons.

Texas High remained the only perfect team in district play with a resounding win over Mount Pleasant 58-27.

This has Marshall, Hallsville, Pine Tree, and Nacogdoches all tied up for second place while Texarkana sits atop all alone.

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