2018 Melissa Homecoming Celebration

“Tame the Tigers!”


Melissa High School’s 2018 Homecoming football game is Friday, Sept. 21 at Cardinal Stadium where the Melissa Cardinals will face the Trinity Christian Cedar Hill Tigers.

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, join us for the second annual Melissa Homecoming Celebration. Community events include tailgating, a Homecoming Parade, and a pep rally. See the details below!



Wed, Sept. 19 @ 5:00 PM

The community is invited to TAILGATE prior to the parade! The designated tailgating area is located north of Melissa Middle School on the east side of Cardinal Drive, up to Bexar Ave.

The community may begin tailgating no earlier than 5:00 p.m. Tailgating spots are on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve a spot for tailgating, please contact Duke Sparks at or 972-837-2411.


Wed, Sept. 19 @ 6:30 PM

After tailgating, watch Melissa’s 2018 HOMECOMING PARADE, or join the parade with a float of your own!

Businesses, organizations, and clubs are invited to register a float for the parade. The top three decorated floats win a prize! This year’s Parade Theme is “Tame the Tigers!”.

Parade Route & Map

2018 Homecoming Parade Route - Click to enlarge

Enlarge the Parade Map

The parade will begin at the intersection of Cardinal Drive and Haskell, continue northeast on Cardinal, turn right onto Scott, left onto Barker, left onto Surrey, left onto Cardinal, and end in front of the middle school at Haskell.

Approximate parade distance is one mile.

Parade Grand Marshal

Ronny Williams
Ronny Williams, former football coach and athletic director at Melissa High School, will serve as the parade grand marshal.

Questions about the parade or registration? Contact Venus Malone at or 972-837-4216.


Wed, Sept. 19 @ 7:30 PM (APPROX.)

After the parade ends, walk over to Cardinal Stadium and enjoy a COMMUNITY-WIDE PEP RALLY.




Fri, Sept. 8 @ 7:30 PM

The Melissa Cardinals take on the Trinity Christian Cedar Hill Tigers at Cardinal Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. #REDRED



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