Marshall went 2-1 for the second straight week Tuesday when it hosted 7-on-7 action with Carthage, Evangel and Woodlawn.
“We lost to Carthage but won the other two games,” Marshall offensive coordinator Zach Quinlan said. “It was identical to last week. I thought it went pretty well. It was the first week we had Brent (Burris) back. There were some ups and downs with him but he turned it on a little bit toward the end and got comfortable and played pretty well.”
Quinlan added that players on both sides of the ball stepped up and made a good impression.
“Savion always looks good,” Quinlan said. “We expect him to make big plays but he’s continually doing it. You hear all the other coaches talk about how he’s just a different player. We’ve got a couple safeties. There’s a new kid (Kevin Pinson) who has come to us from Jefferson who played really well. Last night he had a pick six and then had a couple opportunities. For the first time being with us, not knowing our system, he kind of stood out yesterday. I think he’s got potential to be a really good player. Offensively, we’ve always got some guys doing some really good things. D.D. (Dominique Williams) is dynamic with the ball in his hands. He seems to be somebody that Brent likes to get the ball to. Our backup quarterback (Michael Olvera) came in and gave us a spark. I thought he came in and did a good job.”
Quinlan said he was pleased with the crowd on hand.
“We’ve had good crowds for everything,” he added. “We did the junior high 7-on-7 during spring football and we had a ton of people here for that. Last night was a good crowd with those three teams plus us that were here. Everybody brought people out to watch. It’s a good atmosphere.”
Marshall will return to 7-on-7 action Saturday in a State Qualifying Tournament at Lindsey Park in Tyler. The Mavericks will be in Pool B and are slated to begin the day’s action at 9 a.m. against Sulphur Springs before taking on John Tyler at 10 a.m. and Tyler Lee B at 11 a.m. The winners of the pools will go head-to-head at 12:45 p.m.