MISD APPROVES COVERED PRACTICE FACILITY
NEW TURF & RESTROOMS FOR MAVERICK STADIUM
MAVERICK GYM, BASEBALL, & SOFTBALL UPGRADES
Marshall ISD approved a $2.3 million dollar bid to construct a multi-purpose practice field and covered pavillion.
Athletics, marching band, ROTC, Drill team, and other school organiztions will benefit from the facility.
The open-air facility will be the first of it's kind built in the state of Texas. With a lower pricetag than many of the indoor facilities being constructed, MHS will have a 120 yard field while others that are in enclosed are smaller.
The facility is expected to be constructed on the existing practice fields in front of the Y.A. Tittle Fieldhouse behind the home side of Maverick Stadium.
Renovations at Maverick Stadium continue this summer for the third year in a row as MISD continues to update MHS athletic facilities.
New turf has been installed, featuring the new Maverick Logo on the 50 yardline as well as black endzones with red letting signifying MARSHALL MAVEVERICKS. Alternating hues of green are used on the field for each 10 yard marker.
New Restrooms will also be installed at Maverick Stadium this summer for both home and away sides.
These improvements join a list of recent stadium projects that included a new pressbox, new track, new lights, and a video scoreboard.
A flurry of improvements for MISD athletic facilites continues as three more venues will get major upgrades.
Maverick Gym, who is donning new scoreboards and restrooms already, will get a nearlt $700K renovation what will include a new floor, new scorer's table, and bew bleaches for both sides of the gym.
Maverick Baseball Field will be recieving a turf field in time for next spring.
Lady Mav Softball Field will also see turf installed.
Maverick Tennis Center saw all of it's courts resurfaced last summer.
2015 5A Region II Semifinals at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
A LOOK BACK AT THE LAST DECADE: 2010-2019
The decade what was 2010 was a rollercoaster of emotions for Mav Nation. We will take a quick look back on the decade that was.
The 2010 season was entered with high hopes as Marshall was coming off of a region semifinal appearance in 2009.
The Mavs opened the season (5-2), but a brunt of injuries saw the season nearly fall apart. The season ended with a heartbreaking 24-21 loss to Sherman in the first round of the playoffs.
That Spring, coach Harris departed Marshall and OC Alex Richters took over the reins of the Maverick Program.
The following two seasons saw Marshall struggle to a (3-17) record.
Hometown Mav hero Clint Harper was then hired as Marshall's next coach in 2013.
He lead Marshall to back to the playoffs in his first season. In 2014 he lead Marshall to a huge playoff upset win over Nacogdoches. In 2015 Marshall won their first district title since 2005 and had their first victory over Longview since 2001. Marshall advanced to the 5A Division II region semi-finals that season.
Following the 2016 playoff season, Harper departed for 6A Duncanville.
Marshall continued it's improvement over the following two seasons with back to back district championships under the leadership of Claude Mathis in 2017 and 2018, capped off with another 5A Division II semifinal appearance in 2018.
Jake Griedl, the previous OC, then took over the Maverick Program where he lead Marshall to their third consecutive district title and extended their district winning streak to 25 consecutive wins.
All in all for the decade:
1. Marshall made the playoffs 8 times in the 10 seasons of the decade..
2. Marshall won 3 outright district titles and shared one in 2015.
3. Marshall had two 5A Division II region semifinal appearances.
4. An overall playoff record of (5-8).
5. Overall record of (58-55).
It was a tough decade for the Mavs overall, but Mav Nation still had some exciting times to go with the trials.
The Program is in great shape and headed in the right direction.
Here's to an exciting new decade to come: 2020-2029!
LET'S GO MAVS!!!!!
2020 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE PRIMED FOR EXCITEMENT
Marshall's 2020 schedule is loaded with teams that brag recent (and some often) state championships, while others have long glorious playoff histories.
The non-district portion of the schedule might be one of the best in the state for any class 5A team in Texas.
The Mavs will open the season with a long road trip South to take on New Caney. The Eagles are coming off a (10-1) season in 2019. They are expected to be one of the top teams in 5A this fall.
Marshall will then host longtime nemesis Longview for the home opener. The Lobos are coming off an (11-1) season in 2019 and of course a 6A Div II state championship in 2018.
The Mavs will close out the non-district portion with the Carthage Bulldogs, who will enter the season as the 4A Division I defending state champions. They were (16-0) last season. Carthage has six state titles under their current coach.
New Caney, Longview, and Carthage were a combined (37-2) last season.
Things will get no easier for Marshall when district starts with Texarkana, Pine Tree, and Whitehouse looking to improve.
Texas High dropped from 5A Division I this winter's alignment to reunite with their former foes in Div II. The Tigers are coming off of a stellar 2019 season that saw them upset Lufkin in the first round of the playoffs.
Pine Tree is expected to challenge for the district championship this fall, while Whitehouse was the lone 9-5A team with a playoff win last fall.
Marshall will enter the season with three consecutive district titles in hand (2017, 2018, 2019) and four titles in the last five years (2015). They have a current 25 game district winning streak dating back to 2016.
The Mavs are (31-2) in district since 2015. (35-5) since 2014.