This mom does it all

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: October 8, 2017 - 6:59 PM

A successful football team is one where the players and coaches work together to achieve their goals.

While the bulk of the attention is given to those players and coaches there are plenty of other people who make a football team go every day of the season and the offseason.

One group of people that might just be the most important is the football moms. Whether it’s making meals that keep the player strong, doing that dirty laundry or giving the support that helps the player stay focused the football mom is in the silent force behind a successful football program.

Powerade wants to honor these unsung heroes with the Powerade Mom of the Week contest presented by Heartland Coca-Cola. Each week you can nominate a mother for the Powerade Mom of the Week presented by Heartland Coca-Cola by submitting an essay telling us why your mom’s impact is important to your individual or team success. Each week the winning essay will earn that team’s booster club a $500 courtesy of Powerade and Heartland Coca-Cola.

This week’s Mom of the Week is Nikki Mershon of Fort Osage. Merson was nominated by Abra Bridges. Below is Bridges’ nomination of Mershon.

“I would like to take the time to nominate a very special MOM she's NOT only a Mom to her one and ONLY Son Adam who is a SENIOR this year Class of 2018. Nikki Mershon is Fort Osage High School Football Team Squad Mom who Makes sure these boys have a nice meal each week Coordinates with many other Fort Osage Moms, Aunts, Grandma's Local business and community to make this dinner a success. Then on Fridays she has 6-8 boys that make it TRADITION TO COME TO THEIR BONUS MOMS HOUSE AND HAVE AN AFTERNOON TOGETHER, PRAY TOGETHER, CHEER EACH OTHER ON, DRESS UP, AND POSE WITH THIS SPECIAL FRIEND OF MINE FOR 20 YEARS AND NOW I FEEL SHE DESERVES TO BE THE NEXT FOOTBALL MOM OF THE WEEK. Nikki gives all she's got without hesitation and never thinking twice about helping with the bonus kiddos that show up weekly. Nikki and her husband take these football boys in with Happiness and Pride. Takes them everywhere and helps them out and make them part of the family. Nikki has a PASSION to keep a Fort Osage Tradition going and has done a great job since her son Adam became a Freshman. Nikki Mershon is Fort Osage High School Football Team Squad Mom and Deserves THIS AMAZING RECOGNITION AND WOULD GIVE THIS RIGHT BACK TO THE BOYS for sure. I'm Proud of Nikki and all the team squad mom's for making these boys feel important and blessing them with Friday Nights Under the Lights a Fun time at the Fort. Nikki is also involved in many more activities like FFA, Mershon Farms, and so much more.”

To enter next week’s contest, submit an essay detailing the work of your special Mother. The essays need to be 200 words or less and can be submitted to