THE MATCH-UP

NOVEMBER 11, 2022
MAVERICK STADIUM 7:00 PM

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CRANDALL PIRATES Vs. MARSHALL MAVERICKS

2022 DISTRICT STANDINGS AND SCHEDULE

BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFF ROUND
TERRELL Vs. TEXAS HIGH
CRANDALL Vs. MARSHALL
WHITEHOUSE Vs. LOVEJOY
HALLSVILLE Vs. MELISSA



 

THE VENUE

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MAVERICK STADIUM

OPENED: 1980
CAPACITY: 9,100

SURFACE:  ARTIFICIAL 
VIDEO SCOREBOARD: YES

TRACK: YES

ALL-TIME STADIUM RECORD:

(145-77-1) (.650 winning percentage)

DID YOU KNOW??????

Marshall is (3-2) in home playoff games since 2005.

2005- Beat Klein Oak

2008- Lost to Kilgore

2018- Beat Lamar Consolidated
2019- Lost to Huntsville

2021- Beat Bryan Rudder


 

SERIES HISTORY

There isn't much history between Marshall and Crandall.

The two programs met for a brief non-district series in 2014 and 2015.

Marshall won both games handily.

The Mavericks are headed to the playoffs for the ninth time in the last ten seasons and the 15th time in 19 seasons.

It's the 38th time Marshall has advanced to the playoffs in program history.  

SERIES AT A GLANCE

2014- Marshall wins 56-22
2015- Marshall wIns 55-7

 

GAME HISTORIES- COMPILED BY MAVCHAMP AND FELLOW MAV HISTORIAN SEAN BURROWS

 

 

 


 


 

CRANDALL PIRATES

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Quarterback Luke Moffit has lit it up this season with 1,807 yards passing.  He has gone 113-176 with 20 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions.  He also has 567 yards rushing with an additional 7 touchdowns.

Running back Chris Abron has had a huge season with 1,340 yards on 176 carries and an eye-popping 19 touchdowns.  

Andrew Anderson has also had a fantastic season with 992 yards on 102 carries and an impressive 14 touchdowns.

The Pirates have a platoon of WR's...several with more than 200 yards.

Wide receiver Josh Smith has 684 yards for the year.

Samuel Omosigho has 587 yards thus far receiving.

Deondre Bowman has 406  yards catching.

AJ Mayfield has 209 yards.

Crandall has had 10 different players have receptions this season.

The Crandall offense is averaging 46.5 PPG while the defense is surrendering 31.7 PPG.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

The playoffs have come and that means there are no weak sisters remaining on the schedule.

Marshall (6-4) opens the playoffs with Crandall who enters the playoffs with an (8-2) record.

A Maverick win in the first round would likely have Midlothian Heritage (9-1) waiting in the second round of the postseason.

Defending state champion Dallas South Oak Cliff (6-3) or Lovejoy (7-3) would be up next for a likely region semifinal.  

The quarterfinals could include clashes with Everman, Melissa, or Texas High....all of which are (8-2).

Semifinals could include powerhouse Argyle (10-0), Emerson and Grapevine which are all (9-1).

Title game matchups could include juggernauts Fort Bend Marshall (9-1), Liberty Hill (9-1), and Lake Creek (10-0).  

No easy roads for anyone in the playoffs.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

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MARSHALL MAVERICKS

JQ Davis has become one of the most prolific running backs in Maverick history, putting him in the same company of Jackie Robinson, DD Turner, and Odell Beckham.   Davis has 1,712 yards on 255 carries with 20 touchdowns.  6.7 yards per carry. 

Daverious "Bird" Robinson has also been a threat on the ground as well as through the air with more than 1,000 all-purpose yards.  He has 714 yards on the ground on 85 carries and 10 scores.  He also has 311 yards receiving on 19 catches and 3 more scores.  He averages 8.4 yards per carry and 16.3 yards per catch.

 

Sophomore Semaj Gatson has become another force to be reckoned with on offense with 457 yards on 49 carries for an average of 9.3 yards per carry with four scores

Quarterback Collier Slone has grown not only into a fantastic game manager, but also a bonafide passing threat going 94-173 for 957 yards with 10 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

Wide receiver  Jacorey Smith has 35 catches for 334 yards and seven scores.

Wide receiver Zach Smith has 27 catches for 275 yards.

Marshall is averaging 33 PPG on offense this season while surrendering 25.5 PPG.