The Mesquite Marshals joined the CIF in 2016 and went 2-10. Kolton Browning quarterbacked the majority of the campaign, tossing 34 touchdowns and 14 picks for a total of 1,319 yards. Browning also ran for 505 yards and nine scores. His top target was Cordell Roberson, who caught 18 scores and amassed 511 yards. The team allowed 57 points per game, while just scoring 40; 25 interceptions did not help. The final game of the season saw Mesquite upset the top seed Revolution 75-74. This win included two scores in the final minute and a two point conversion with no time left on the clock. The team rebranded as the Dallas Marshals in 2017, and posted its first winning record at 7-5. Robert Kent quarterbacked four games for the team, passing for 782 yards and 16 scores. Shawn Jordan passed for 17 scores and three picks in seven games. Cordell Roberson and Stacy Martin led all receivers, combining for 23 scores on 81 catches and 1,068 yards. The team did get an impressive win in their last game over the Omaha Beef, 62-55, but in a competitive CIF South, the team missed the playoffs in a three-way tie with Duke City and Wichita. The team would return in 2018, but only played a handful of games after an opening night victory against Texas.