Kansas: The Rivalry
In the states of Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri, high school and college football is very important to many families. This is especially the case for the Berrafato family — and it is football that not only brings the family together, but later creates the biggest rift. When Tony Berrafato joins the Kansas Jayhawks football program and his younger brother Nicky joins the Missouri Tigers team, they learn how deep a football rivalry can go.
This story references a civil war rift between Kansas and Missouri and the violent conflict that forms between “slave states” and “free states.”
Note: Though this is historical fiction and the characters have been developed to accommodate a story, their attributes and development may be useful as reference points and inspirations.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
Sparkle Kitchen: Johnny Cakes
Made with just a few ingredients, and often fried over a campfire, these cornmeal Johnny Cakes were a staple for Civil War soldiers, particularly in the South. Inspired by the FIFTY story "Kansas: The Rivalry", here is a delicious recipe for making them at home!