Berean Christian School began its fifth season of the return of football to its athletic program by bringing home a win against Zion Lutheran, 7-6. The football contest that took place Friday, Aug. 24 was one of the longest games in Berean’s history. Rain and lightning on the eve of Tropical Storm Isaac caused the field to be cleared four times.
Even with the delay-of-game breaks, Berean came out on top. The Bulldogs scored on a 24-yard touchdown strike from senior quarterback Caleb Pinkerman to Austin Skelton midway through the first quarter. Berean dominated defensively as Josh Stephens and Daniel Downey led the Bulldogs in tackles.
Zion Lutheran scored just before halftime, when Pinkerman’s pass from his own goal line was intercepted by a Lion defender and returned 17 yards for a touchdown. The Lions’ extra-point attempt failed, making the score 7-6. It stayed 7-6 throughout the third quarter until the officiating crew finally called the game after the lightning alarm sounded. The Bulldogs were driving for a potential score at the Lions’ 18 yard line when the game was halted.
Above: The Berean offense lines up against the Lions.