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Roybal retires as Melrose football coach


November 29, 2017

Kevin Wilson

Dickie Roybal, shown getting a postgame ice bath after winning the 2016 eight-man title, is retiring after 21 seasons as the Buffaloes' coach.

MELROSE — More than two decades ago, Jimmy Joe Robinson had a coaching vacancy on his boys' basketball team at Melrose. Robinson, who'd won two titles at Melrose, needed an assistant and eventual successor. There was only one catch; the person h...

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