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2012 LSG Team Preview — Melissa Cardinals

2012 LSG Texas High School Football Team Preview — Melissa Cardinals


Team: Melissa Cardinals (12-3A)

Colors: Red/Black/White

1st varsity season: 2004

Stadium: Cardinal Field (Capacity: 2,300)

Enrollment: 457 -- Smallest in the district out of 5 schools

2012 Schedule:
Celina at Allen
@ Van Alstyne
@ Gunter
Farmersville
Paris
Dallas Prime Prep
Nevada Community **
@ Bonham **
Princeton **
@ Anna **

Coach: Seth Stinton (3 Years) 30-8-0 at Melissa (#1 all-time wins at Melissa); 30-8-0 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 14

Returning Starters: Offense: 5 Defense: 5

Key Players:
* OL Adam Williams Honorable Mention All-State (TSWA)
* DL Leo Sanchez 1st Team All-State (TSWA & AP) 88 tackles 17 TFL
* DB JR Jackson Webb 2nd Team All-State (AP) 751 yards receiving 6 INTs DIST Utility Player-Of-The-Year
* RB JR Marcus Ellis Newcomer-Of-The-Year
* OL/DL Vic Hollingsworth 1st Team All-District OL & DL

2011 JV Record: 4-4

Notes:
* Won a state championship last year in 2A and will now take that trophy up to 3A

  • Mike Says: The Cardinals have built a good tradition in 2A that they will take with them to 3A. Their defense was very good last year holding opponents to 21 points or less 10 times. The offensive leaders will be OL Williams and Ellis while the defense will feature Sanchez and Webb. Look for them to go 7-3 or 8-2 in the regular season. They open the season vs. Celina at Allen's new stadium which will welcome them to 3A football. They will compete with Princeton for the district title.
  • Chris Says: Melissa has been an absolute power in Class 2A and they still should play well in Class 3A.  Expect them to compete for the district title and then have a solid playoff run.  The talent at 3A right now is too strong to believe the Cardinals will be able to reach past Quarterfinals.

Last Years Record: 13-1 overall 5-0 District

2011 Games:
vs Nevada Community (0-10) (W 51-13)
vs Van Alstyne (9-4) (W 63-25)
at Anna (2-8) (W 61-21)
at Celina (11-1) (Cancelled) (0-0)
at Gunter (10-3) (L 21-31)
vs Caddo Mills (5-5)* (W 25-12)
at Quitman (1-9)* (W 55-15)
vs Mineola (8-3)* (W 41-17)
at Grand Saline (5-5)* (W 42-7)
vs Winnsboro (7-4)* (W 59-21)

Playoffs: Class 2A Division I Champions
Bye Bi-District
vs Eustace (10-2) (at Dallas Kincaide) (W 19-10) Area
vs New Boston (10-3) (at Paris) (W 45-26) Regionals
vs Daingerfield (10-4) (at Royse City) (W 42-14) Quarterfinals
vs Muleshoe (12-2) (at Sweetwater) (W 49-36) Semifinals
vs Hempstead (14-1) (at Cowboy Stadium) (W 28-15) Championship

History:
* Ranks #2 in Class 3A All-Time Winning %
* 7 consecutive 7+ win seasons
* All time record: 68-26-0 72.34% 94 games
* Playoff History : (6) 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011
* All-Time Playoff Record: 10-5

Bi-District - 2008
Area - 2007, 2009, 2010
Regionals - 2006
Champions -- 2011

Championship History: (1) 1-0
2011 2A Division I – Melissa 28, Hempstead 15

Last 5 year record: 48-13

Last 8 year record: 68-26

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