The Agony of Defeat

The Agony of Defeat Jay Merrigan, senior quarterback for the Vermillion High School football team, pauses on the turf of the DakotaDome Tuesday to reflect on the loss of the Tanagers to West Central, 13-7 in the Region 2 championship game. The loss dashed Vermillion's hopes to eventually be crowned Class 11A football champions this year, and also marked the end of Merrigan's high school football career. West Central will host Sisseton in the semi-final match, which is a rematch of last year's championship game. Read more about Tuesday's action on page 7. Jay Merrigan, senior quarterback for the Vermillion High School football team, pauses on the turf of the DakotaDome Tuesday to reflect on the loss of the Tanagers to West Central, 13-7 in the Region 2 championship game. The loss dashed Vermillion's hopes to eventually be crowned Class 11A football champions this year, and also marked the end of Merrigan's high school football career. West Central will host Sisseton in the semi-final match, which is a rematch of last year's championship game. Read more about Tuesday's action on page 7.

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