Messmer/Shorewood co-op football team unveils new helmet decal

CREATED Oct 10, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 10, 2012

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MILWAUKEE- Messmer/Shorewood's co-op football team will be wearing a new decal on their football helmets following a controversy over the previous logo.

The Shorewood Patch reports that the new logo will say "2012 PLAYOFFS", replacing the previous logo of a greyhound and a bishop's hat with a religious cross, which represent both schools.

For 11 years, Messmer High School and Shorewood High School have partnered together on a combined football team.  A parent complained to Shorewood about the cross that's on the team's helmet.  After the complaint came in, the Shorewood school board voted that the cross has to come off.

The president of Messmer Catholic school told Newsradio 620 WTMJ that he reluctantly agreed to remove the cross from the helmets of the football team.

The co-op football team will wrap up the regular season on Friday with a home game against Living Word Lutheran.  After that game, they will participate in the 2012 WIAA playoffs.

Messmer/Shorewood football coach Drake Zortman also told the Shorewood Patch that officials are working on coming up with a new logo for next season.