The Berean Christian School football game against Northwest Christian Academy on Friday, Oct. 26 was postponed to Monday, Oct. 29 due to the possible threatening weather conditions stemming from Hurricane Sandy. The game turned out to be worth the wait, as Berean Christian School defeated Northwest Christian Academy 45-14. The win puts Berean Christian at 6-2 in the standings, a record-breaker for the school.
Berean Christian School has never experienced a six-win season since football was initiated in the late 1970s. The program initially ended in 1982 but was revitalized in 2008. Players, coaches and fans were thrilled to make history in the Bulldogs’ victory over Northwest Christian Academy.
“It was a tremendous effort that was put forth by the entire team as we traveled to Miami for the competition,” Berean Christian School head football coach Brad Carney said. “It is rewarding to see the team work so hard to carry out the growth of the program.”
Sophomore Daniel Downey’s second-quarter interception that resulted in a Berean touchdown began a dominating performance for the Bulldogs. Senior quarterback Caleb Pinkerman threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another score.
Sophomore running back Shawn Hood tacked on the final Bulldog touchdown on an 11-yard run with 2:34 left in the final quarter. Junior wide receiver Austin Skelton had a great night with three receptions for touchdowns. Senior kicker Christopher Intoppa was responsible for 9 points on the scoreboard by kicking a 37-yard field goal midway through the third quarter and converting 6 extra points.
Berean Christian School football’s defense is ranked No. 4 in the state for small schools. To learn more about the football program, or any other program at Berean Christian School, visit the school’s web site at www.bcsbulldogs.org.
Above: Berean Christian School football players, coaches and cheerleaders celebrate the team’s win over Northwest Christian Academy.