Marshall Ready To Defend Eastern Suburban Crown

The Marshall High School football team is ready to defend their 2021 Eastern Suburban Conference title with a plethora of new faces.  

The Cardinals graduated a senior class full of playmakers off of last year’s squad that finished a perfect 7-0 season in league play.

“There’s certainly a lot to replace but we are not disappointed with what we have coming back.” Coach Matt Kleinheinz told  “We bring back four of our five offensive linemen. We bring back a lot of kids from our defensive box.  That certainly is going to help us a lot.  Our JV team had a nice season last year.”

1st team All-Eastern Suburban Conference fullback Matthew Motl returns after a sophomore season that saw him rush for a team high 799 yards and 12 touchdowns.  On defense, inside linebacker Erik Ayala, outside linebacker Ramon Compos and Motl on the defensive line also return as first all-league picks.

The Cardinals open up their season on Thursday, August 18th when they head to Johnson Creek.


Click the link below to hear a full interview with Marshall head coach Matt Kleinheinz

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