Marauders to host Irving Tigers on homecoming night


Samson George

The Marauders beat the Waxahachie Indians 55-38 at their last game on Sept. 13.

The Marauders will be playing their first district game of the season on homecoming night against the Irving Tigers. It will be tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the Marauder stadium.

The Tigers are going into the game with a 0-3 record. Their last win was back in 2017 when they finished the season 3-10. 

“Focus on their film and attacking them that’s what we do,” head coach Kevin Atkinson said.

The Tigers started their season against North Garland and Kimball. Both teams are tough opponents with 4-0 records.

When it comes to the Marauders’ offense, the Tigers are going to have to stop senior running back Ty’son Edwards. In the first three games of the season, Edwards got seven touchdowns, 457 rushing yards and 256 receiving yards. He’s hoping to keep up the same momentum as the season continues.

“I’m just going to keep doing my job and do whatever I need to do to help my team win,” Edwards said.

With the Tigers offense, the Marauders are looking to stop senior wide receiver Solomon Neal. Neal is going into the game with four touchdowns,15 catches and 302 receiving yards.

“He’s a really good athlete,” senior safety Marcellus Lockley said. “He really has excelled this season. He’s definitely a focus.”

The Marauders and Tigers played each other last year in Irving’s stadium. The Marauders came out on top 58-13 and ended the season ranked fifth in the district. The Tigers ended in eighth. The Marauders aren’t looking to take a step backwards when district games start tomorrow night.

“The district opener is one of the most important games of the year,” Atkinson said.