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   » Head Coach: Claude Mathis (1st season) 
   » 2016 Record/Finish: 6-5/Bi-District Finalist
   » State Championships: 1 (1990)
   » State Finalists: 3 (Last: 2005)
   » State Semifinalists: 6 (Last: 2005)
   » District Championships: 21 (Last: 2015)
   » Playoff Appearances: 32 (Last: 2016)
 • Maverick Stadium (Opened: 1980; Capacity: 9,580)
  Players To Watch:
 • OL Chasen Hines (6-3, 330, Sr.)
 • OL Kameron King (6-3, 270, Sr.)
 • OL Christian Hood (6-2, 290, Jr.)
 • RB Demarcus Alexander (5-9, 180, Sr.)
 • WR DeKendrick Bender (6-1, 175, Jr.)
 • DE Marje' Smith (6-6, 200, Sr.)
 • DB Tre Macon (5-11, 190, Sr.)
 • DB Corteze Hurd (6-1, 185, Sr.)

(Sept. 19, 2017)
GAME INFORMATION FOR MAVS VS CORSICANA: Directions to Corsicana's Tiger Stadium: Take I-20 West and TX 31 West to Corsicana. Make a right on 45 Street off of Highway 31 in Corsicana. An Atwoods and Burger King are on opposite sides of the street on 45th Street. Once you make that right you will travel approximately one mile and the stadium will be on your left. See attached Parking Map.
[Parking Map]

(Sept. 15, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
SHARKS SWIM PAST MAVS, 28-21: Despite erasing a 14-point deficit, the Marshall Mavericks saw Shadow Creek's Jamarian George connect with Mailk Rodgers for a 45-yard touchdown pass as the Sharks escaped with a 28-21 win on Friday night to start off the season with a record of 1-0 and handing the Mavericks a record of 0-3.

(Sept. 15, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
HARGROVE HOPES MAVS ARE PLAYING FOOTBALL DEC. 23: Despite their 0-2 start, the Marshall Mavericks hope to be playing football just two days before Christmas. "Our ultimate goal is to play Dec. 23," Marshall running backs coach Chris Hargrove. "Is it still possible? Yes. Right now we can't look at what we've done with the wins and losses part of it. Where have we grown? Our team goal is to continue to grow and get to that Dec. 23 game. We have to take one opponent at a time. The first opponent is ourselves. We have to make sure we're doing what we're supposed to do and take care of our business in the classroom and on the football field."

(Sept. 10, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MATHIS: MAVS HAVE TO START "OWNING IT": Following his team's 41-7 loss to rival Longview, Marshall head coach Claude Mathis sat down with the Marshall News Messenger to give his thoughts.

(Sept. 8, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MAVS FALL TO LOBOS, 41-7: After jumping to an early 7-0 lead, the Marshall Mavericks saw the Longview Lobos score 41 unanswered points to seal up the 41-7 win on Friday night at Lobo Stadium in the 107th meeting between the two teams. With the loss, the Mavs fall to 0-2 on the season as the Lobos advance to 2-0.

(Sept. 8, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
SENIOR LINEMEN LOOK TO RECREATE MEMORIES OF 2015: Two years ago, the Friday night lights at Maverick Stadium went off but the scoreboard shined bright as people driving or walking by could see the Marshall Mavericks had just upset the Longview Lobos 28-25. It was Marshall's first win over Longview in 14 years.

(Sept. 7, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MATHIS: MAVS NEED OFFENSIVE LINE TO WIN: Many games are decided in the trenches. Marshall athletic director and head football coach Claude Mathis expects it to be no different when his Mavericks go up against the Longview Lobos in the 107th meeting between the two schools.

(Sept. 6, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
DEFENSIVE TEAM EFFORT NEEDED TO STOP LOBOS: Finding a rivalry as historic as that of Marshall and Longview is a hard thing to do. Friday's meeting between the two will be the 107th as the Lobos have a record of 59-42-5 against the Mavericks. Claude Mathis is in his first year as head coach of the Mavs but he has a strong appreciation for the historic rivalry.

(Sept. 3, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MATHIS PROUD OF MAVS' EFFORT: Marshall head football coach Claude Mathis sat down with the Marshall News Messenger after his Mavericks fell to the Robert E. Lee Red Raiders 29-27 Friday night. He gave his thoughts on his team's effort and what to expect in the near future.

(Sept. 1, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
TYLER LEE SLIPS PAST MAVS, 29-27: A two-point conversion made a difference in Friday night's contest between the Marshall Mavericks and Tyler Lee Red Raiders. Marshall refused to throw in the towel and took the game down to the wire, but Tyler Lee came away with the 29-27 win. The loss gives the Mavs a record of 0-1 to start the year as Lee walks away 1-0. The Red Raiders finished the night with 459 yards while Marshall racked up 424 yards. Lee had 23 first downs while Marshall had 20.

(Aug. 30, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MAVS NEED TEAM EFFORT VS. LEE QB, RB: In last year's season opener, Marshall's defense went up against a two-headed monster in Tyler Lee's running game as 416 of the Red Raiders' 473 total yards came on the rushing attack. Ladarius Wickware had 32 carries for 200 yards and one touchdown. Chance Amie went 4-for-9 passing for 57 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 126 yards and one touchdown. Both Wickware and Amie will return this year as Wickware is a junior and Amie is a senior.

(Aug. 27, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MARSHALL'S ODARIUS SELLERS HOPES TO WIN AFTER TOUGHEST LOSS: Many kids dream of being the starting quarterback on a varsity football team as a senior. Odarius Sellers has the chance to do just that for the Marshall Mavericks but his path to that point has been anything but the way he would have ever dreamed.

(Aug. 27, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MATHIS TAKES POSITIVES FROM CARTHAGE SCRIMMAGE: After a live half of scrimmage play at Bulldogs Stadium, the scoreboard showed Carthage 14, Marshall 0 Friday night. Marshall head coach Claude Mathis said he saw a lot of improvements from the first scrimmage.

(Aug. 26, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
DEFENSE IS A GROUP EFFORT FOR MARSHALL'S COACH POTH: Jarry Poth might have the title of defensive coordinator for the Marshall Mavericks, but he's not about to keep it for himself.

(Aug. 20, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MAVS LOOK TO FIX MISTAKES FROM SCRIMMAGE: Fans gathered at Maverick Stadium Friday night to get their first taste of Marshall football for 2017 as the Mavs hosted Pleasant Grove in a scrimmage. The two teams played two 15-minute quarters with a running clock where the Hawks found the end zone a couple times while holding the Mavs to just one touchdown. Marshall head coach Claude Mathis said his team has a lot of work to do but it's not time to panic.

(Aug. 20, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
NEW D-LINE COACH REFUSES TO BE WEAKEST LINK: Marshall new defensive line coach Anthony Randle isn't about to let offenses roll through his defensive line.

(Aug. 13, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
BABINO AT HOME AS MAVS' LINEBACKER COACH: Aaron Babino has no problem putting his horns up. In fact, now that the former Texas Longhorn is the linebackers' coach for the Marshall Mavericks, he has even more reason to do just that.

(Aug. 12, 2017 - Marshall News Messenger)
MATHIS: MAVS CONTINUE TO IMPROVE: Coaches preach about getting better one day at a time and after the first week of practice, Marshall head football coach Claude Mathis said his team gets better every day.