1st Team All-Area (1997)
3rd Team All-State (1997)
NEWS ABOUT MARQUIS WALDEN
MAINLAND STAR BACK ON TRACK
DAYTONA BEACH - About two months ago, Marquis Walden stood at the crossroads with an extremely important decision staring him dead in the eye.
Walden was faced with the choice of either taking the easy route or sacrificing his summer to get his academics back on track.
Both Walden and the Mainland High School football program are elated the multi-talented senior scatback chose the latter path.
MAINLAND FORGOES THE FLASH
Touchdown passes sell tickets and steal the spotlight. Blockers and tacklers do the dirty work. And win championships.
Mainland High, heretofore known for its ability to pass, run and sprint to the end zone, is riding the crest of fundamental football into tonight's Class 5A state semifinals. The Bucs (11-2) have held six of their last seven opponents scoreless in the second half going into tonight's semifinal showdown with Kissimmee Osceola (11-2) at Municipal Stadium at 7:30 p.m.