WALNUT CREEK -- The Berean Christian High football team with new coach James Hodgins cruised past Livermore Valley Prep, which was making its varsity debut, 38-0 on Saturday in game that was halted at halftime.

Livermore Valley coach Fred Biletnikoff Jr., who was quickly running out of players, requested that the game be stopped. He brought 20 player to Walnut Creek, including five freshmen, and his only available quarterback, freshman Alex Schick suffered a concussion in the first half.

Biletnikoff, the son of Hall of Fame receiver Fred Biletnikoff, played a wildcat formation late in the half, and the Hawks had back-to-back high snaps for losses, one for a safety.

"We get halfway through the second quarter and you lose four guys," Biletnikoff said of his decision. "Now you're standing there with 16 football players, a bunch of freshmen, one quarterback."

Eagles senior Ethan Anderson supplied the offensive highlights with tackle-breaking runs. He ran for 63 yards and two touchdowns. Hunter Lockhart and Lake Herbert had interception returns for touchdowns.

"We did some things well, but we had a field goal mishap and some basic mistakes you expect to have at the beginning of the season," Hodgins said.

Livermore Valley Prep's next scheduled game is Sept. 6 vs. California School for the Deaf at Granada High. Berean Christian plays at Le Grand the same night.


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Nonleague Berean Christian 38, Livermore Valley Prep 0

Livermore Vall. 0 0-- 0

Berean Chris. 22 16-- 38

Game stopped at halftime

BC -- Safety, intentional grounding in end zone

BC -- Anderson 20 run (pass failed)

BC -- Lockhart 23 interception return (Temple kick)

BC -- Herbert 35 interception return (Temple kick)

BC -- Anderson 15 run (Temple kick)

BC -- Temple 27 run (Temple kick)

BC -- Safety, ball snapped out of end zone

Rushing: LVP -- Sloboda 10-19, Brown 4-(-25), Galindo 1-(-19). Totals 15-(-25). BC -- Anderson 4-63, Herbert 3-7, Temple 1-27, Summers 1-4. Totals 9-97. Passing: LVP -- Schick 4-10-26-2. BC -- Cuddihy 3-4-31-0. Receiving: LVP -- Cuddihy 3-28, Machani 1-(-2). Totals 4-26. BC -- Hodgins 2-25, Hodge 1-6. Totals 3-31. Fumbles/lost: Livermore Valley -- 0/0, Berean Christian -- 2/2. Records: Livermore Valley Prep 0-1, Berean Christian 1-0.