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5A DIVISION II REGION II AREA PLAYOFF

NOVEMBER 17, 2023
BRUCE FIELD
7:00 PM ATHENS, TX

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2023 DISTRICT STANDINGS AND SCHEDULE

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THE VENUE

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BRUCE FIELD-  ATHENS, TX


OPENED: 1922
CAPACITY: 5,471

SURFACE:  ARTIFICIAL 
VIDEO SCOREBOARD: YES

TRACK: NO

MAVERICK STADIUM-  MARSHALL


OPENED: 1980
CAPACITY: 9,005

SURFACE:  ARTIFICIAL 
VIDEO SCOREBOARD: YES

TRACK: YES

Marshall is (149-80-1) at Maverick Stadium since it opened in 1980.

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DID YOU KNOW........

 

Marshall is (5-1) all time at Bruce Field.  Games played between 1926-1944. 


The Mavs first played at Bruce Field in 1926 when the facility was only 4 years old.

Marshall won that game over Athens 61-6 on November 25, 1926.

 

They last played there in 1944, winning 38-6.

SERIES HISTORY

WHAT'S AT STAKE

This will be the first meeting of the two schools.

Midlothian Heritage started playing varisty football in 2016.

 

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

The playoffs mean win or go home.

Marshall has advanced to the Area round of the playoffs for the first time since 2021 when they beat Bryan Rudder in a Bi-District playoff game.

The Mavs are looking to advance to the 5A Division II Region II semifinals for the first time since 2018.

Marshall has advanced to the Region semifinals most recently in 2018, 2015, 2009, and 2007.

The winner of the Marshall Vs. Midlothian Heritage game will take on the winner of the Dallas South Oak Cliff Vs. Melissa game.

South Oak Cliff is the back to back defending state champions, while Melissa is (10-1) having spent most of the regular season ranked #1 in the state before losing to district rival Lovejoy in the regular season finale.

Heritage enters the game as the #2 in the state in class 5A division II according to Dave Campbell's Texas Football final poll of the season.

Marshall is ranked #15 in 5A Division II region II.

 

PLAYERS TO WATCH

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MARSHALL MAVERICKS

MIDLOTHIAN HERITAGE JAGUARS

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TBA

TBA





 

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