The Kaufman Lion varsity football team lost to Melissa High School in the regular season finale for both teams on Nov. 5 at Melissa High School.
With this 17-2 victory, Melissa won the district title while improving their record to 8-2 overall and 6-0 in District play. Kaufman falls to 7-3 and 3-3 respectively.
Kaufman is slated to play Dallas Carter High School in the bi-district playoff round on Nov. 11 at Mesquite’s Hanby Stadium with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
The four playoff teams from District 7-4A Division 1 this season are Melissa, Argyle, Paris, and Kaufman.
Last Friday’s game was a low scoring affair as both defenses gave strong efforts.
But in the end, the Cardinals had a little more offensive scoring punch than the Lions did. The Cardinals were led on this night by their star running back Ashton Mitchell-Johnson who registered 128 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown. Also, Walker Overman, who played quarterback for Melissa in this game, rushed for 67 yards on 12 carries with one touchdown.
The only points that Kaufman scored in this game came in the third quarter via a defensive safety.
Top offensive players in this game for Kaufman were as follows:
Daylon Dickerson: four receptions for 105 yards/completed one pass for 26 yards.
Braxton Garmon: 19 carries for 85 yards/three of seven passing for 63 yards/two receptions for 22 yards.
Derek Clamon: seven of 15 passing for 105 yards.
Peyton Luna: two receptions for 48 yards.