MARSHALL -- The Marshall Mavericks gave first-year coach Clint Harper his first District 14-4A win with a wild 64-59 defeat of Mount Pleasant on Friday night at Maverick Stadium.

Deondre Osborne accounted for four touchdowns for Marshall (2-5, 1-1), including the go-ahead, 3-yard touchdown run with 1:43 remaining. Jacque Kuykendall rushed nine times for 158 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Hart was 11-of-18 for 239 yards and three touchdowns -- one of which went to Marek Reyes, who finished with six receptions for 130 yards.

The Marshall win overshadowed an outstanding effort from Mount Pleasant (3-4, 0-2) quarterback Cullen Grubbs, who accounted for all nine Tigers touchdowns. He was 31-of-44 for 361 yards and six touchdowns, while adding three more on the ground. Baylor commit K.D. Cannon had 13 catches for 180 yards and two scores.

Mount Pleasant QB Cullen Grubbs.. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Osborne's 3-yard scoring run gave Marshall a 57-53 lead, and the Mavericks extended the advantage moments later when Jaquavian Dabbs returned a fumble 53 yards for a touchdown that made it 64-53.

It turned out to be much-needed insurance as Grubbs connected with Jaquille Rodgers for a 6-yard touchdown with 52 seconds remaining. However, Marshall recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the remainder of the clock.

Hart helped rally Marshall in the second half with a pair of touchdown passes. His 12-yarder to Reyes tied the game at 41-41 with 5:11 remaining in the third, and a 21-yard scoring strike to Osborne gave the Mavericks a 48-41 lead early in the fourth.

Mount Pleasant fought back when Grubbs scored from a yard out. However, a bad snap on the extra-point attempt resulted in Tacory Robinson's 92-yard return for two points and a 50-47 Marshall lead. But the Tigers regained the lead, 53-50, later in the fourth on Grubbs' 21-yard touchdown pass to Rodgers.

Marshall plays at Pine Tree, while Mount Pleasant hosts Texas High next Friday night.