FMF exists to provide supplementary funding and resources to the MHS Football program specifically and the MHS Athletic program in general.
With the continued budget pressure on Athletics in Melrose, the need continues for “booster” organizations such as FMF to work to try to ensure that teens in Melrose are given an opportunity to compete on a level playing field, both scholastically and athletically with their peers from surrounding cities and towns.
It is through the generosity and support of parents, alumni, local merchants and business groups that we can help continue to provide student/athletes with the opportunity to experience the proud tradition and strong program that is Melrose High School Football.
To all of you, we are especially grateful for your support this year.
FMF has traditionally provided funds for the following:
• Assistant Coaches salaries
• Weight-Training Room Improvements
• Weight-Training Room Supervision
• Video Equipment for Game Evaluation and Instruction
• Press Box Maintenance
• Post Season Team Banquet
Organizations such as FMF need members and volunteers! Our goal is to help enhance the athletic and scholastic experience of as many students as possible.
Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the conference room next to the Strength and Conditioning Facility at MHS.
Melrose Football 2013 Recap
Coach Tim Morris had a spectacular stable of senior talent, leading the team to a top ten ranking in the Boston Globe. Despite rebuilding both offensive and defensive lines, Melrose finished the 2013 campaign with a remarkable 10-2 season including a trip to the state semifinals.
How good was this team? The Red Raiders won the Middlesex Freedom division with a 4-1 record, the only blemish an overtime loss to Wakefield. Melrose rampaged through the Northwest Division 3 tournament defeating Burlington 47-28, Arlington 48-7, and Woburn 31-7 before running into a buzzsaw Tewksbury squad. Melrose's potent offense scored 28 or more points 7 times this season, led by running backs/linebackers Eric Mercer and Mike DiRaffaele, and quarterback Malik Garrett (19 rushing touchdowns).
But the Red Raiders avenged the previous loss at Wakefield with a nail-biting 13-7 Thanksgiving Day victory, with a game saving goal line stand in the final minute.