GREENVILLE -- The Marshall Mavericks broke open a tight game with a dominant second half in a 42-17 defeat of Greenville on Friday night in District 15-5A action.

The win pulled Marshall (4-2, 2-2) even in the district, while Greenville fell to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in league play.

Marshall led just 21-14 at halftime, bout scored Greenville 21-3 in the second half for the comfortable win.

Marshall's Deondre Osborne runs upfield during the Mavericks' 42-17 win at Greenville on Friday night. (Rob Graham,

Justin Hart completed 14 of 21 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown, while the ground game produced 225 yards of its own. Cameron Haller led the way with 80 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Chavis Mills added 10 carries for 64 yards and two touchdowns, while Trel Patton finished with 45 yards on only two attempts.

Mills also caught four passes for 87 yards, while Deonte Jordan had three receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Jacob Jarvis led Greenville, completing 15 of 34 passes for 184 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Greenville cut Marshall's lead to 21-17 early in the third quarter, but Marshall put the game away by scoring the game's final 21 points.

Mills scored on a 19-yard run in the third quarter, while Tyler Leonard returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown and Mills reached the end zone from a yard out in the fourth quarter.

Marshall returns to action next Friday night at home against Texas High.

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Marshall's Cameron Haller rushes forward during the Mavericks' 42-17 win at Greenville on Friday night. (Rob Graham,