Bethlehem Christian Academy is preparing for the 2016 season and the Knights may very well be about to make Barrow County history.
BCA opens the new season on Friday, Aug. 12, when it hosts Piedmont Academy. That date may be the earliest a regular season high school football game has ever been played locally.
Lance Fendley, BCA head football coach and athletic director, said the Georgia Independent Schools Association is moving up the start of all sports seasons, including football.
For example, practice for baseball season in the 2016-2017 school year, will begin in late January rather than February.
The early start to the football season is not without concerns as coaches will have to closely monitor players who will be competing in full pads in the middle of a Georgia summer.
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