The Marceline scholar bowl team kicked off the year on Wednesday hosting Chillicothe and picked up a pair of losses.

On the varsity side, the Tigers lost 150-90. Carter Vandeloecht led Marceline with 20 points, and Ian Hochstetler and Willow Watson finished with 10 points apiece.

The junior varsity fell 230-20, and Gaby Fetherlin and Drake Stufflebean both scored.

"Our Tigers started off strong tonight," Marceline coach Dustin Watson said. "We have many new players, but still performed better this year against Chillicothe's varsity than last year. Improvement is all you can ask for."

Marceline next travels to Macon for another non-conference matchup.