Powder Puff results could be a matter of perspective
Likely all but Senior girls’ Coach Josh Wilson would probably agree the Juniors had a landslide victory
TINA L. SCOTT
In what has become a Merrill Homecoming tradition since 1975, the Merrill High School (MHS) Senior girls faced off against the Junior girls in a game of flag football on Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 7:00 p.m. Known as the Powder Puff game, Jay Stadium was the site to see a team of guys leading the cheerleading while the Lady Jays took to the football field.
The Junior girls in black, coached by Carey Mullenberg and Scott Arneson as lead coaches, led the action against the Senior girls in blue, coached by Josh Olson, Brian Zoromski, and Josh Wilson.
“The Juniors won by a landslide,” one spectator said. He lost track after they had scored their 40th point.
Josh Wilson, one of the coaches for the Senior girls had this to say:
“Meeting on the hallowed field of Bluejay Stadium, the Merrill High School Juniors were lucky to escape with a victory at the hands of a far superior Senior women’s football team, 42-0. While the Senior girls allowed the Junior team to narrowly win the game, the graduating class of 2022 will be remembered for their athleticism and academic aptitude. Clearly, the vast majority of the fans in attendance were cheering for a Senior victory, and left disappointed and saddened by the loss. The good people of the Merrill community deserved a Senior victory and are welcome to express their frustration and general discontent to the Junior coaching staff.”
“Admittedly, I may be a bit biased as a coach of the Seniors,” Wilson said, “But I think this expresses the general sentiments shared by all in attendance.”
On the other hand …
“My wife said that I should have just said the following: The Seniors lost 42-0. There was a great crowd in attendance that raised money for a wonderful charity. After the cancellation of the 2020 Powder Puff game, it was great to see so many people on a beautiful Wednesday evening,” Wilson added.
His wife might be onto something there in terms of accuracy and ensuring journalistic integrity.
On the other hand, Coach Wilson’s [largely imagined] account was more entertaining, if not entirely factual.
Class of 2023 Junior Girls 42 – Class of 2022 Senior Girls 0