Mustangs confidence riding high after historic showing
September 25, 2012, 1:00 pm by Mark Goodson
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
When Mike Richardson’s family moved from California to Texas, the first residence they had was in Boerne. Richardson was a fifth-grader.
One of the players he got to know when he first came to Texas was Jake Margozewitz.
Margozewitz was the cornerback responsible for playing man-on-man with Garrett Gray Thursday night in the historic 62-55 victory for Marble Falls.
"I’ve known him a while,’’ said Richardson. ‘I’ve got all the faith in my receivers to make the plays.’’
Richardson said he and his receivers are tuned in after making big plays one after another in Thursday’s non-district clash with Boerne Champion.
Both quarterbacks were remarkable. They combined for 13 touchdown passes and 1,319 passing yards. Richardson’s state record totals of 724 yards on 35 of 45 passes was possible mainly because of Richardson’s rapport with his teammates. Most notably his receivers and offensive linemen.
He didn’t get sacked once against Champion.
As an eighth-grader, Richardson and his family moved to Salado where he got in one year on the varsity, throwing for 2,190 yards, 24 touchdowns and six interceptions in a 5-5 season as the starting quarterback.
The move to Marble Falls came in April, just two months after the arrival of coach Todd Dodge.
In a short time, the former University of Texas quarterback has accomplished a lot in changing the air around the program.
Richardson has embraced it well.
Everybody is thinking on the same page.
Next up for the Mustangs is a chance to catch Cedar Park, a top-10 state caliber team that made it to the Class 4A regional finals before losing to Lake Travis last year.
The Mustangs have this week off, allowing the team extra time to get ready for the District 25-4A opener at Mustang Stadium.
After playing on Thursday, the team was able to scout the upcoming opponent.
"They are good, but I think we’ll be able to play with them,’’ said Jay Watson, a senior and one of 25 Mustangs that got in a little first hand look at Cedar Park.
Some of the coaches made the trip, too.
"Yeah, they (the Marble Falls players) kind of had their chests sticking out over there,’’ Marble Falls offensive coordinator Bill Poe said.
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