GREENVILLE -- Marshall reached the .500 mark for the first time this season and elevated its District 16-5A record to .750 after defeating Greenville, 42-14, Friday at T.A. "Cotton" Ford Stadium.

The Mavericks rode a balanced rushing attack to the win. Of its 352 total yards of offense, 323 came through the team's running facet.

Cameron Haller, who began the week as East Texas' sixth-leading rusher on the ETSN,fm football statistics leader boards, led the way with 109 yards. He scored twice, including once on a fourth-down conversion.

Marshall (4-4, 3-1) built a 27-0 lead before the midway mark of the second quarter on Haller's two touchdowns plus a rushing score from Demarcus Alexander plus Devante Carlisle's fumble recovery in the end zone after a mishandled punt snap.

Greenville (1-6, 0-3) clawed back to make it a 27-14 game early in the second half, but the Mavericks scored the game's final 15 points.

Hallsville, which lost its first district game of the season Friday against Pine Tree, will travel to Marshall next week.

The Mavericks enter the game on a three-game winning streak after a 1-4 start to the campaign.

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