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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

Facebook: Go Cardinals!!

2013 Schedule:
vs Celina
vs Van Alstyne
vs Gunter
at Farmersville
at Paris
vs Lubbock Estacado
at Nevada Community
vs Bonham
at Princeton
vs Anna

Coach: Seth Stinton (4 Years) 39-11-0 at Melissa (#1 all-time wins at Melissa); 39-11-0 all-time coaching record

Coaches Comments: We expect to improve on last year's success. We also expect to be very competitive and feel that our non-district opponents will challenge us early and prepare us for district play and hopefully an extended playoff run. District Outlook: Melissa, Princeton, Bonham, Anna

Returning Lettermen: 21

Returning Starters: Offense: 6 Defense: 6

Key Players:
* RB/CB Marcus Ellis 1,422 yards 16 TDs rushing Leading rusher in '12 should continue to impress. Dist Offensive MVP
* RB/LB - Cade Cruce - Great inside the tackles runner should fit in nicely.
* WR/S - Jackson Webb - Great all around athlete will continue to challenge defenses. 1st Team All-District WR & DB
* QB - Taylor McGehee - New starter looks to take over the reigns with a smooth transition.
* RB/OLB - CJ Tyler - The senior will be a solid performer at LB while sharing time at either QB or RB.
* WR - Cameron Hunter - '12 All Texomaland Newcomer of the Year should continue to put pressure on opposing defenses with his speed. Dist Newcomer of the Year
* ILB/OL - Cameron Brewer - leader of the defense, solid linebacker. 1st Team All-District
* OL/DL - Jacob Carlson - Big bodied Defensive lineman will be a regular on both lines this year.
* WR/DB JC Cottrell 2nd Team All-District WR & DB
* LB Zach Torres 2nd Team All-District

2012 JV Record: 5-4 (3-1 District)

Primary Offensive Formation: Spread

Primary Defensive Formation: 3-4

* 8 consecutive 7+ win seasons
* Last year was first season in Class 3A

  • Mike Says: The Cardinals did not have much trouble adjusting to Class 3A last year. This years team brings back lots of experience and an exciting runner in Marcus Ellis. Look for them to win 8 or 9 games in the regular season and win the district title and then 2 or 3 rounds in the playoffs. They will know just how good they are after they play Celina for their opening game.
  • Chris Says: Melissa is set for another excellent year in District 12-3A.  With half their team returning from a squad that went undefeated in district, there is no reason to expect them to lose one this time.  That isn't to say they won't lose a game, they have a tough opener once again with Celina and come playoff time, "its on like Donkey Kong."  Chances are that Argyle will once again be Melissa's downfall.  Overall, a good season though.

Last Years Record:  9-3 (4-0 in District)

2012 Games:
vs Celina (10-3) (at Allen) (W 18-13)
at Van Alstyne (1-9) (W 42-0)
at Gunter (10-2) (L 18-21)
vs Farmersville (6-5) (W 24-7)
vs Paris (8-4) (L 19-36)
vs Dallas Prime Prep Academy (1-4) (W 67-8)
vs Nevada Community (4-6)* (W 57-27)
at Bonham (3-8)* (W 34-7)
vs Princeton (10-2)* (W 34-21)
at Anna (6-4)* (W 27-21)

Playoffs: Division II Area
vs Wilmer-Hutchins (4-6) (Dallas Wildcat-Ram) (W 53-29) Bi-District
vs Argyle (11-2) (Denton's Collins) (L 14-42) Area

* All time record: 68-26-0 72.34% 94 games
* Playoff History : (7) 2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012
* All-Time Playoff Record: 11-6

Bi-District - 2008
Area - 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012
Regionals - 2006
Champions -- 2011

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

Last 5 year record: 48-13

Last 9 year record: 68-26

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Melissa Cardinals Brotherhood Members

  • Zach Aston OL class of 2012
  • Zach Torres RB/TE/QB class of 2014

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