PHOTOS: MHS advances in playoffs after beating La Vega HS, 41-14

Anna-Melissa Tribune
Melissa's Ashton Mitchell-Johnson (12) steps over Marcus Cobb (25) near the endzone during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Bryson Nealy (5) reaches for the ball as Nathaniel Washington (23) defends during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Ashton Mitchell-Johnson breaks away from Marcus Cobb (25) during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Jacob Kusano (13) heads for the endzone to score during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Owen Hollenbeck (78) clears the way for running back Ashton Mitchell-Johnson (12) during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa quarterback Sam Fennegan (11) looks for a receiver during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Walker Overman (1) carries the ball during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Ashton Mitchell-Johnson (12) leads the Cardinals onto the field before a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Bryson Nealy (5) reaches to pull in a reception as Xavier Carpenter (28) defends during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa quarterback Sam Fennegan (11) scores a toucheown as Marcus Cobb (25) brings him down during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Ryan Johnson (6) breaks up a pass intended for Nik Sanders (7) during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Kale Brakebill (25) celebrates after sacking quarterback Robert Prescott (12) during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)
Melissa's Matthew Sanford (19) scores a touchdown as Xavier Carpenter (28) tries to bring him down during a Regional playoff game against La Vega High School from Waco at McKinney ISD Stadium. The Melissa Cardinals won the game 41-14 to advance in the playoffs. (Photo by Kevin Bartram/buzzphotos.com)