Underclassmen to play in Shorewood/Messmer homecoming game
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SHOREWOOD - The Messwood football team was all fired up for their homecoming battle against the boys of Kenosha Christian when they got the call earlier this week the game was already over. Kenosha Christian had to forfeit because they couldn't round up a big enough roster.
"Yeah, it's definintely a disappointment," says Meswood QB Taylor Dennis.
Dennis is just one of the upperclassmen forced to skip the biggest game of their season.
"20 of our players won't be playing in the homecoming game, and it's hard," adds Coach Drake Zortman.
Zortman did everything he could to try to give his kids a game.
"Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana -- I could not find anybody willing to come."
So these young men are making the best of it. Kenosha Christian is still going to come, but the underclassmen will get their chance to show their stuff, while the older kids take control and coach.
"I hope after three years with some of these seniors that many of them could take my job.”
"Yeah, I might come after his job in a couple years," Jonathan Carson says.
It's not the homecoming contest they were hoping for, but it's the one they're getting. And like true competitors, they're going to give it everything they've got.
The guys are hoping you'll still come out and cheer them on. The good news, with this win the team has qualified for the playoffs.