MARSHALL LOOKING TO GO (2-0) IN DISTRICT
MAVS SET TO HOST RIVAL HALLSVILLE FOR HOMECOMING 2023
The Marshall-Hallsville series has never had the intensity of the Longview, Kilgore, or even Texas High rivalries....but all that may have changed after last year's bitter 41-37 last-second loss to the Bobcats.
Since it's inception in 2000, Marshall has largely dominated the series with a (17-6) overall record over the Bobcats.
Last year's Hallsville win snapped a seven game winning streak Marshall had dating back to 2015.
The barnburner game last season saw the two teams battle back and forth all night long.
The Mavs took a late lead 37-34 with 2:29 left in the game.
However the Bobcats would break hearts with a game winning touchdown with :29 seconds left in the game for the 41-37 win.
The lukewarm rivalry suddenly had a bitter taste added to it.
The 2023 game has likely been circled by Maverick fans, players, and coaches ever since the final horn of last year's game.
Marshall enters the game (2-3) overall and (1-0) in district play while Hallsville enters (1-4) overall and (0-1) in district play.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 at Maverick Stadium. This is also Maverick Homecoming with the coronation and fair on Thursday night at MHS.
SUB VARSITY SCORES: 9TH and JV
MARSHALL SWEEPS PINE TREE 9TH GRADE TO VARSITY
Marshall football was (3-0) against Pine Tree in week 5 action.
The Freshman B team didn't play this week as PT only has one 9th game team. They are (1-2) on the season.
The Freshman A team beat Pine Tree 46-26. They are (2-1-2) on the season.
The Maverick Junior varsity lit it up Thursday night with a 48-12 win over Pine Tree. They are (4-1) on the season.
The Varsity beat PT 31-13.
District play continues with games against Hallsville in the second week of 8-5A play.
MAVS USE STINGY DEFENSE TO BEAT PT
MARSHALL SHUTS DOWN PT IN DISTRICT OPENER 31-13
PHOTO CREDIT: ADDISON GLAZE OF THE PANOLA WATCHMAN
Marshall used a stingy defense and a heavy dose of the running game to come away with a 31-13 win on the road over Pine Tree Friday night.
The Mavericks improve to (2-3) overall and (1-0) in district play while Pine Tree falls to (2-3) and (0-1) in district play.
Pine Tree's offense could never get going thanks to a Mav defense that completely shut down the Pirate running game, forcing them to go to the air.
Marshall held Pine Tree to 62 yards rushing on the night and 148 through the air for a total of 210 yards.
Meanwhile the Mav offense was efficient with 186 ground yards and 59 through the air for a total of 245 yards.
The Mavs took the opening drive inside the PT 10 and settled for a 21 yard FG to take a 3-0 lead.
The Pirates responded with a long drive of their own to take 7-3 lead with 11:53 left in the first half.
Pine Tree would not find the endzone again until 19 seconds were left in the game.
Marshall would build a 17-7 lead headed into the intermission.
The Mavs would then have a flurry of frustrating drives that would come away empty handed.
Marshall would drive to the PT 1 yard line and fail to score on a 4th and goal to keep the game at 17-7 in the third.
Pine Tree would get another redzone stop when the Mavs would drive to the Pirate 11 yardline and fail on another 4th down attempt.
The defense would finally ice the game away with a monstrous pick six to take a 24-7 lead with 2:29 left in the game.
The Pirates would then make a crucial mistake on the ensuing kickoff as they would fail to cover the ball at the 1 yardline after the ball died just outside the endzone. Marshall would recover the kick and score on the next play for a 31-7 lead.
The bench was then utilized by Coach Alvarez in the final 2 mins of the game, which allowed a late score by the Pirates with 19 seconds left.
Pine Tree would recover the onside kick, but couldn't capitalize in the final ticks of the game.
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