NEW TURF TO BE INSTALLED AT MAVERICK STADIUM
MAVERICK GYMNASIUM GETTING RENOVATION
UIL SUSPENDS SPRING SPORTS AMID CORONOVIRUS
Maverick Stadium will be donning new turf this fall when the football season gets started.
MISD will be receiving an entire package of new pad, artificial turf and a new, underlying technology called Ecotherm
The Ecotherm system is designed to cool the turf to an approximate 30-degree difference from the current air temperature.
MISD officials had noticed defects in the current turf which was installed by Hellas in 2015. After discussions with Hellas officials, the company made the offer to replace the turf at no cost to the district.
The first game is scheduled for September 4th Vs. the Longview Lobos.
Since 2017 Maverick Stadium has seen new turf, new lights, a new pressbox, a new track, and a video replay board.
The UIL announced the status for the resumption of activities has been suspended indefinitely due to the still-growing Coronovirus Pandemic.
However, it is the body’s intention to complete state championships for all sports.
Members of the University Interscholastic League and the Medical Advisory Committee met on April 5th via video teleconference to address the growing safety and health concerns as the numbers of Texans succumbing to the COVID-19 disease continue to mount.
Govonor Gregg Abbott has ordered schools closed until April 30 and they will not re-open prior to May 4.
As, and of now, the UIL has suspended all activity indefinitely.
Marshall ISD trustees approved renovation work at the Marshall High School gymnasium, that will see an almost top-to-bottom renovation.
The approved bid for a total of up to $375,000 of work went to H2I Group out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The scope of the work will include new retractable bleachers, a stripped, recovered and updated gym floor, paint, new seating and updates to the scorers’ table.
The gym has recieved several upgrades over the last couple of years including brand new restrooms.
New digital scoreboards were upgraded several years ago. The lockerooms were renovated recently as well.
All the work at Maverick Gym is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 Volleyball season.
Photo Credit to Courtney Hague of the Marshall News Messenger
MARSHALL FINISHES (7-4) FOR THE SEASON
It was a nailbiter for three quarters.
But it was all Huntsville in the final stanza as the Hornets scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth to pull away for the victory at Maverick Stadium. It was a 5A Division II Region III Bi-District showdown.
Huntsville ended Marshall's season for the second consecutive year.
The Mavs held a 6-0 lead most of the first half thanks to an 88 yard run by D Williams on the first play from scrimmage.
Huntsville took a 7-6 lead with 2:04 left before halftime.
The Hornets increased the lead to 14-6 before Marshall pulled within 14-12 with just over 3 mins left in the third quarter.
Then the wheels came off for the Mavs as Huntsville rattled off three scores to take a commanding 35-12 lead.
Marshall's season ends with a record of (7-4). Huntsville will advance to the Area Round with a record of (8-3).
Thank you Mav Nation for a fun and exciting year! See you in 2020! GO MAVS GO!
The Maverick offseason underway with a bevy of activities.
The weight room as been abuzz since the 2019 football season came to a close back in November as Marshall has already started working on the 2020 season.
Many Mav players are participating in Powerlifting, which has quickly grown into a sport of its own across the state of Texas.
Several players are playing Varsity basketball, where Marshall is challenging for the 16-5A district championship.
Track and Field is expected to see huge numbers this spring for the Mavericks.
Spring Football drills are expected to start in April and will continue into May. The annual Red and White game will wrap up drills just before the end of the school year.
Marshall is expected to participate in 7 on 7 league play again this summer as well as several State Qualifying Tournaments for the 7 on 7 State Championships in College Station in July.
August will see the return of football as the Mavs will open drills in preparation for the season kickoff Vs. New Caney in Northeast Houston.
The Home opener will be in Week 2 when Marshall hosts Longview.