Marcus, Flower Mound renew gridiron rivalry

A few weeks ago, as I talked with Flower Mound quarterback Marshall Williams for the feature that ran in this space, he told me that one of his favorite things about Texas high school football is playing rival Marcus.

"There's two schools in Flower Mound — us and our rival, Flower Mound Marcus," Williams said. "Half the town is on our side, half the town is on the other. I love it. I love being around that atmosphere. There's nothing like it."

The two will meet again Friday at Marcus, and even though their records vastly differ, the stakes remain high. Marcus, which has started 4-0 and currently sits at No. 23 in the state rankings, will look to avenge last year's 52-49 loss, while 1-3 Flower Mound hopes to get its offense in gear again after scoring just 15 points last week against Hebron.

Check out the above video from our guys at ESPN Dallas for more on this rivalry game as well as big contests this weekend.

Brandon Parker covers Texas for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at brandon.c.parker@espn.com.