Tigers fall short in first two games, but raise the bar in the community

After a playoff berth last season and with a returning varsity quarterback, senior Anthony Abenoja, hopes were high for this season.
But after losses to Manhattan and Blue Valley Northwest, both at home, BV sits at 0-2 with seven turnovers so far in the season.
Eliminating those turnovers is the key to turning the games the other way, according to coach Steve Rampy.
“Salina Central is a good team and if we make the same kind of mistakes again we’re going to lose again, it’s the same in any game,” he said.
According to Rampy, the difference between 2-0 and the current 0-2 is between 10-15 plays, but those plays could hurt the team further down the road.
“We’ve got a bunch of young guys playing without much confidence who should be playing better than they are,” Rampy said. “We’re out there practicing every day to try and build confidence. You can’t play this game without confidence and it’s hard to be confident at 0-2.”
The team plays away tonight at Salina Central at 7 p.m. by Ryan O’Toole.