Wednesday, October 10, 2012
After school officials removed the existing logo because it contained a religious symbol, the Messmer/Shorewood co-op football team will wear new decals during Friday night's game.
Messmer/Shorewood football coach Drake Zortman said new helmet decals to be debuted Friday night will celebrate the success the co-op football team has realized this season. "A 6-1 record currently, and locking up a playoff berth," Zortman said, detailing the successes. Shorewood district officials removed the student-designed logo that was used this year — a greyhound and a bishop’s hat with a religious cross, which represent both schools — after a parent emailed the district and expressed concern over its religious symbolism. On Wednesday afternoon during a press conference, Zortman unveiled the team's new logo: a football with the words "2012 Playoffs" on it. "I think we're going to be the only school celebrating on their helmets the …
Monday, October 1, 2012
With Friday night's 39-7 win over South Milwaukee, the Messmer/Shorewood combined football team is one step closer to a playoff berth.
Messwood is just one win away from clinching a playoff spot after knocking off South Milwaukee Friday night 39-7. The Messmer/Shorewood co-op has enough wins to reach the postseason for the second straight year and can lock up a berth with a victory over either Brookfield Academy on Oct. 5 during the homecoming game, or Living Word Lutheran on Oct. 12. With Friday's win, in which Messwood amassed nearly 600 yards, the team improved to 5-1 (3-1). Quarterback Taylor Dennis threw for 303 yards and connected with tight end Jonathan Carson for three touchdowns. Dennis also rushed for a touchdown. Running back Alec Grimmer ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns, and Carson led Messwood in the receiving department with 202 yards.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
A 49-6 loss to Milwaukee Riverside Friday night didn't diminish the significance of Messmer/Shorewood's first playoff appearance since 1981.
The Messmer/Shorewood football team fell 49-6 to Milwaukee Riverside Friday night at Pulaski Stadium in WIAA regional round playoff action. Riverside jumped out to an early lead with two first quarter touchdowns and didn't let up, scoring 35 first half points. Messwood was able to avoid the shutout with Taylor Dennis connecting with Jonathan Carson for a 15-yard touchdown pass with less than a minute left in the game. However, the result of Friday night’s game didn’t diminish what Messwood’s playoff berth meant to the fans, coaches and players. Shorewood had to make a court challenge to a WIAA rule that labeled them ineligible for the playoffs.