2015 FOOTBALL RECAPS
The 2015 season sent notice to East Texas and the rest of the state of Texas: Marshall Football is BACK. The Mavericks (11-2) advanced to the 5A Region II Semifinals for the 13th time in program history, & claiming a share of their 21st district title. The Mavs saw their season come to a close with a loss to Frisco Lone Star at AT&T Stadium. It was the first time Marshall had played at the home of the Dallas Cowboys since the 2004 4A Div I State title game. THANK YOU FOR FUN MAVS!
The Marshall Mavericks are headed to the home of the Dallas Cowboys this Saturday thanks to a 35-3 win over South Oak Cliff this past weekend at DeSoto's Eagle Stadium. The Mavs (11-1) advance to the 5A Division II Region II semifinals where they will face Frisco Lone Star (11-1). Kickoff is set for 10:30 AM at AT&T stadium to start a quadruple header that day. The Mavs are in the region semis for the first time since 2009 and 13th time in program history.
Marshall jumped out to a 21-3 lead over the Lindale Saturday afternoon at Pine Tree Stadium. However, they needed a couple of stiff defensive stands to hold on to a 21-17 win. Marshall won the 5A Div II playoff game thanks to a stingy Marshall defense that turned away Lindale three times in the fourth quarter. Marshall now gets a rematch with Dallas South Oak Cliff (8-3) next Saturday at 3 PM at DeSoto's Eagle Stadium.
The Mavericks clinched a share of the 15-5A District Championship Friday night with a 39-0 win over Sulphur Springs. The win improves the Mavs to (9-1) on the season & clinched their first district title since 2005. Marshall will share the district title with Longview (8-2) & Texas High (8-2). Marshall now enters the 5A Division II playoffs where they will host the Lindale Eagles (5-5) in the Bi-District round Saturday at 1PM at Pine Tree Stadium in Longview. Recap Vs. SS below
Marshall regained some of their swagger Friday night with a dominating win over the MP Tigers, 54-0. The Mavs bounced back from last week's loss to Texas High. The win clinched a playoff spot for the Mavs, who need just one more win to clinch their first district championship since 2005. It marked the 5th time in 9 games that the Mavs have eclipsed the 50 point mark this season. They will close out the regular season next Friday at Sulphur Springs.
Marshall had a chance to clinch their first district championship since 2005 Friday. However, the Texas High Tigers bullied their way to 27-7. The loss now has Marshall, Longview, & Texas High all sitting at the top of 15-5A in a 3-way tie for 1st place. All three will be favored in their final 2 games. A heavy rainfall, a muddy field, and a first time QB all added up to misery for the Mavs who lost their first game of the season to fall to (7-1, 4-1).
The Mavericks have set the stage for a possible District Championship showdown against Texas High next Friday at Grimm Stadium in Texarkana. Marshall remained perfect with a 45-19 win over Greenville. The Mavs sit at (7-0) on the season and (4-0) in district play. Longview and Texas High are currently both (3-1). A Marshall win over Texas High would all but clinch a district title, while a loss could set up a three way tie for the top spot. Greenville wrap up is below!
Marshall finally snapped a losing streak to Longview Friday night that spanned all the way back to 2001. The thrilling 28-25 win before an overflow crowd at Maverick Stadium of some 9,300 saw Marshall improve to (6-0), but more importantly to (3-0) in 15-5A play. Longview is now (4-2, 2-1). Marshall will host Greenville (2-4, 1-2) next week for Homecoming, while Longview will host Texas High (5-1, 3-0).
The Mavericks overcame inconsistencies on offense, defensive struggles, 3 fumbles, and a litany of penalties to eek out an ugly 35-28 win over PT. Marshall managed only 293 yards, their lowest output of the season, while surrendering 363 to PT. Three Mav fumbles killed otherwise brilliant drives, all three inside the PT 25. A possible 21 points squandered. Mavs improve to (5-0, 2-0) and prepare to host arch rival Longview (4-1, 2-0) next Friday at 7:30 PM.
The Mavs worked out 4 years of frustration with a resounding 56-21 win over rival Hallsville before a near capacity crowd of 9,300 at Maverick Stadium. The win snapped a 4 game losing streak to the Bobcats & upped Marshall's record to (11-5) over Hallsville since the series began in 2000. Marshall is 4-0 for the first time since 2001. More importantly, the Mavs are (1-0) in district play. Marshall can improve to (5-0) for the first time since 1996 with a win over PT next Friday.
After jumping out to a quick 28-7 lead over Arkansas High, the Mavericks had to hold off a furious comeback to hold on to the victory. The Razorbacks pulled to within 35-28 in the fourth quarter before the Mavs scored 21 unanswered points before securing the victory. Marshall is (3-0) for the first time since 2008, while Head Coach Clint Harper evened his record at MHS to 13-13. The Mavs (3-0) will open district play next Friday when they host Hallsville (2-1).
The Mavericks scored on their first offensive play of the game to jump out to a quick 7-0 lead in the 2015 home opener. It didn't take long for Marshall to show that the 4A Pirates were in trouble as the Mavs jumped out to a 27-0 lead after 1 quarter. The lead was 48-7 at the half. The Mavericks will now take next week off for their open date. Their next game will be in 2 weeks when they host the Arkansas High Razorbacks, who lost to Texas High Friday 28-7 in the annual Battle Border.
The Maveiricks made the long trek to RC & came away with one of the biggest first game wins in program history 62-13. 92-0 Vs. Fair Park in 1929 58-0 Vs. Jax in 1916; Pittsburgh in 1937 and PiT in 1973 49-0 Vs. Texas High in 1920 (Tied) The Mavs outgained RC 376-263 in which the bench played most of the the 2nd half. Cameron Haller talled 5 TD's on the night in 11 totes for 105 yards. Justin Hart was 10-13 for 129. Marshall will host the Crandall Pirates next Friday night.