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2-A-Days: Marshall

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MARSHALL, TX (KSLA) -

Don't be fooled by last seasons 3-8 record the Marshall Mavericks football team had. The Mavs had plenty to be proud off. Now 2nd year head coach Clint Harper led the Mavericks back to the playoffs after the program had a couple of down seasons.

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the Mavericks have lost 25 seniors to graduation, the only hole they are working on filling is the receiver position.

The Mavericks will have experience at the quarterback, junior Clayton Garrett has started 20 games and will be standing behind an o-line that will be one of the Mavericks strengths, led by 6'7 310 pound tackle Chet Munden.

Harper said, "We average 295 pounds on across our offensive line so we are very very large on our offense line and we hope that those big bodys are going to be able to lean and block and we are going to be able to get some movement and the running game will lead to our passing game."

Not to be out matched by the offensive line, the Defensive line will also be stout with all 4 returning starters.

"We start up front I think that's where if you talk to anybody in the game of football games are won on the offense and defensive line that's why we think we've got a chance with any game we will play this year because our offense and defensive line should give us a chance to compete," said Harper.

The Mavericks will open the season at home against Royce City on Aug. 29th.

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