Marble Falls Mustangs
The 2017 Marble Falls Mustangs have several streaks they’re looking to end in 2017. They want to snap a three-game losing streak to Burnet then end a seven-game losing skid in district play. In three seasons, Marble Falls has won a total of three district games.
So why should fans be optimistic? The offensive line will be much improved and anchored by Jervon Collins. Andrew Stripling, who went through a quarterback battle for the starting job, is the undisputed starter. He attended several football camps during the summer to improve his mechanics. Cooper Wilson has gotten stronger and faster and will be used in multiple roles this season. Then, add a dynamic receiver in Brenden Sapp, and the offense has the makings of being able to consistently move the football.
Defensively, Chandler Walsh will be a key contributor, while Sam May will be counted on to keep offensive blockers from double-teaming. Zach Fearn is the team’s top returning tackler and continues to impress.
A year ago, Marble Falls was able to field a stingy defense while the offense was going through some learning pains. Both sides of the ball will be better because the key players are a year older and experienced.
The challenge, however, is so is every team in the district. Dripping Springs returns plenty from a squad that won a share of the district championship and was a regional finalist last season. Boerne Champion, which was a regional semifinalist and co-district champion, San Antonio Alamo Heights, which was an area finalist and co-district champion, and Kerrville Tivy are all expected to make the playoffs.
Next GameMarble Falls at Canyon Lake
7:30 p.m. Aug. 31
Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Liberty Hill (scrimmage)
Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Lake
Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Burnet
Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Navarro
Sept. 21 BYE
Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Georgetown East View
Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Elgin (homecoming)
Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Brenham
Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Bastrop
Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Glenn
Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Pflugerville Weiss
Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. vs. Cedar Creek (senior night)