Friday’s game against Piedmont Academy was a painful reminder that it takes time for a varsity football program to become competitive.
It’s not that the Bethlehem Christian Academy Knights haven’t won on the football field. The team was 4-6 in 2013 and in playoff contention until the final game of the season.
However, last week’s 77-0 loss to Piedmont Academy, a program which dates back to 1971, was a reminder that it probably takes longer to construct a successful football program than any sport at the high school level. It will take patience.
“I am as guilty as anyone when it comes to not being patient,” said second-year BCA head coach Lance Fendley. “I don’t look at it as ‘it’s our third year,’ but rather another football season. However, by no means do we ever expect to get beat like we did last Friday. It doesn’t matter if it’s our first year.”
In terms of program growth, BCA has gone from 17 to 19 to 28 players in the last three seasons.
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