Marauders look to secure homecoming win


Avery Jerina

Players from Marcus and McKinney clash in the the third quarter of the game on Sept. 3.

The homecoming game tonight against Keller Central is one to watch. 

Quarterback and senior Jaxxon Warren said he’s heard people discredit Keller Central’s 2-0 record but knows better than to underestimate them.

“They’re capable of putting up numbers, we’ve just got to come out there like we’re playing the best team in the country,” Warren said. “We’ve got to have the mentality that we’re going to beat them no matter who they are.” 

For senior wide receiver and team captain Dallas Dudley, the game has a different atmosphere around it. 

“All the alumni come back and get to watch you, and there’s a lot of things going around homecoming,” Dudley said. “I make sure not to get distracted too much, but it’s a fun time, fun environment and a good community.”

For the last two games, students have already been filling up the student section, cheering loudly for their team. Now with a 1-1 record, the team hopes to deliver a special homecoming win to all the fans coming out tonight. 

Students dress in red and traditional mums to celebrate the homecoming game. (Avery Jerina)

Dudley said the team’s come a long way from when they started. 

“I think our team has come together a lot since the first game,” Dudley said. “We’ve had a lot of doubters, but we’ve kept our heads up and kept moving.” 

At last year’s homecoming game, the Marauders had a big win over Plano 56-17 at last year’s homecoming game.  

Warren said the team needs to “execute the game plan the coaches give us and make smart decisions on both sides of the ball, capitalize when needed and it’ll work itself out from there.”