The Cardinals returned to playoffs this season, delivering an 8-4 record with a post-season win over Dallas Lincoln. Here’s a look, by the numbers, at Melissa’s fine season:


Total points scored: 404 / 34 per game


Opponents’ points scored: 324 / 27 per game


Team total yards: 5,720 / 476 per game


Opponents’ total yards: 4,164 / 347 per game


Team rushing yards: 3,419 / 285 per game


Opponents’ rushing yards: 2,544 / 212 per game


Team passing yards: 2,201 / 183 per game


Opponents’ passing yards: 1,620 / 135 per game


Leading rusher: Kaedric Cobbs, 1,159 yards, 14 touchdowns


Leading passer: Tate Whittington, 1,807 yards, 23 touchdowns/eight interceptions


Leading receiver: Gunnar Murphy, 38 catches for 626 yards, eight touchdowns


Leading tackler: Gunnar Murphy, 91 stops


Tackles-for-loss leaders: Jacob Shelton, Collin O’Neal, eight each


Leading placekicker: Jace Ingram, 42-49 PATs


Best of luck to the Melissa Cardinals next season.