Berean Christian High football team eager to move on from 2012 season

By Curtis Pashelka

Berean Christian High’s James Hodgins didn’t have the luxury of easing his way into his first head coaching job.

First, Hodgins, a former NFL running back hired in January, needed to put together an offseason weight-training regimen — a first for the Eagles’ program. Then he had to reinvigorate a team that lost its last five games of the 2012 campaign.

Now, roughly a week before its season opener, Berean Christian has less than two dozen players on the varsity roster and faces a schedule that features six teams that made the playoffs last season.

Still, Hodgins and his players are optimistic that the program is headed in the right direction after a 3-8 season. Although participation numbers are relatively low, the players that are in uniform have a team-first mentality and are ready to turn the doubters into believers.

To read the rest of this article, visit http://www.contracostatimes.com/high-school-sports/ci_23909060/berean-christian-high-football-team-eager-move-from

Stephanie Hammon