After lining up against Pottsboro in their first live scrimmage of the season on Aug. 17, the Cardinals are wrapping up the preseason scrimmage schedule Thursday in Aubrey.

"Our first scrimmage is always a very exciting time for us," Melissa Head Coach Seth Stinton said. "We finally get to play someone else, and our players are eager to work on what they have been taught."

Melissa will then have a week to prepare for their season opener in Allen against Celina.

"We really need to work on the basics, blocking and tackling," Stinton said. "We have to be better at these and keep improving on our schemes in order to be successful. The cool mornings have really been a blessing and our athletes have taken advantage of this."