LOOK AHEAD: Melissa Cardinals Football as strong as ever
With summer practices right around the corner and camps already underway or finished, the Melissa Cardinal football program is looking forward to getting their name back out there when it comes to being one of the top teams in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. VYPE DFW takes a glance into the future and walks fans through what fans can expect from this squad in the fall.
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A Look Back
Melissa football posted an incredible season last year while finishing at the top of their district with an undefeated 6-0 district record. The team even beat out usual district champion Argyle. Despite opening preseason play against tough opponents for tough losses, the Cardinals didn't hesitate to regroup and bounce back- even completing a task that many in the area couldn't do: not only defeat Argyle, but hold the Eagles scoreless.
Through playoffs, Melissa ended the seasons of North Dallas, Midlothian Heritage, and Waco La Vega, before falling to eventual state champions Stephenville in an extremely close, tooth-and-nail 24-21 battle.
The team has a lot of strong returners like Nigel Smith, Nathan Adejokun, and Jackson Ford who can be expected to make big names for themselves as they take the field in summer workouts and preseason games. With a team full of strong leadership, it shouldn't come as a surprise when the Cardinals show up strong for their first game of the season.
What To Expect
Another strong playoff push- full stop. The team isn't ready to slow down and no one should expect them to waiver from their goals. Melissa football is on the rise and can be expected to continue to fight for their moment in the spotlight.