Marshall kicked of 7-on-7 play by going 2-1 on the night.

“We started off a little shaky, just kind of figuring out some things,” Marshall athletic director and head football coach Jake Griedl said. “We had some new people jump in there. We had a couple quarterbacks out of town, so we were playing with a young guy (Michael Olvera). The first game we got beat by Carthage by I think two scores. Then we ended up putting it all together and beating Evangel and Woodlawn. The kids played real well once they settled down and started playing.”

Griedl added he and his staff were pleased with the turnaround and the ability to get on the same page.

“I think all the coaches were surprised how our team just kind of figured it out, just kind of put it all together and starting playing as a unit and having fun do it, communicating,” Griedl said. “It was good to see. That’s what you want to see as a coach.”

The Mavericks will return to action next Tuesday at home when they play host to the same teams.

“Just keep working on it on our end and continue gaining confidence,” Griedl said when asked what the key is to extending the winning streak. “The kids are good. They’ll compete. The kids are competitors and we’ll line them up against anybody. That’s kind of our mentality.”

The coach said his team looks forward to playing in front of a home crowd.

“We had pretty good support for 7-on-7 and I’m sure next week we’ll have better just being local,” he said.

The action is slated to being at 6 p.m.