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Manvel HS football team prepares for another run toward state championship

The Manvel High School football team practices on Aug. 8, 2018. (KPRC2)

HOUSTON – It’s a new season for local high school football programs and the tradition continues at Manvel.

The Mavericks advanced to the 5A Division 1 State Championship game last season, only to fall to Highland Park at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Longtime coach Kirk Martin, who built the program, left in the offseason for a college job at Syracuse.

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Kevin Hall, who was on the staff, now takes over.

Sports director Randy McIlvoy has the updates from Manvel’s practice in the video below: