"We didn't give ourselves the opportunity to win and that's what we need to do every game," Wiser said. "It just goes back to effort and desire and that's what we're looking for right now. It just has to mean something to them and when we reach that point when the light bulb goes off, good things will happen to this ball club."
Coming out of the S.O.N. Tournament in Oldham County, where East played some of the toughest competition in the state, the Jaguars couldn't get the season's first win.
"That's why we went up there," Wiser said. "It was a great experience for us. To play with that level of competition, in that respect, as far as doing that and then coming here tonight, I think we had a let down. It all starts with the coaching staff, but I think we had a let down. We didn't give Madison Central enough respect and it jumped up and bit us. They hung in there and we got some opportunities but it just didn't work out for us. We'll go to work tomorrow and we'll keep working and working until we get it right."
And the Jaguars did just that during the Kentucky Bank Labor Day Tournament in Bourbon County. After falling to Bourbon County 2-0 in the opening game, the Jaguars came back strong in the second game, grabbing a 1-0 victory over South Laurel.
But the team dropped its next two matches when it fell to South Oldham (2-0) and Ashland Paul Blazer (3-1).
The Jaguars returned to district play and dropped a 4-1 decision to LCA. The road doesn't get any easier for the Jaguars, who play host to Dunbar tonight. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
"Right now, I'm looking for a fire to develop in these young people that says, 'Enough is enough' as far as not coming out on the other side of the scoreboard," Wiser said. "We have the personnel to reach our goal of being competitive in every game. But I just don't think we have that deep, down burning desire to get the job done and that's what we want to do."