- The Merrill Bluejays are getting ready to open the season.
They kickoff the year hosting Onalaska.
Last year, first year coach Nick Sturm led the Bluejays to a (5-4) record and a trip to the playoffs.
Last week, Merrill was part of a 6-team scrimmage held at Wausau West High School.
Merrill is looking to continue to grow in year two under coach Sturm.
"We've got some good skill kids," Sturm explained. "We've got some speed. On the offensive line, we're getting more physical up front."
Story By: Joe Dufek