Bethel at the Battlefield Shootout 7v7 (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Per Coach William Beverley, Bethel is aiming to change team dynamics heading into regular season
by Brandon Mitchell, recruit757
Certain situations that teams go through can bring out the best in them or it can bring out the worst in them. The Bruins had high hopes heading into last season, but it brought out the latter in a young team that is still trying to identify with their identity. Bruins head coach William Beverley is approaching his fourth season behind the helm and has accumulated a record of 15-17. Despite currently holding a losing record at this moment of time as Bethel’s head football coach, Beverley has led the Bruins into postseason play in two out of the last three seasons.
Their unfortunate demise in postseason play has been Indian River, but it would appear as though the Bruins are ready to look prior season woes. Over the off-season Bethel said goodbye to Ki’sean Storm, Avrius Touissant, Kendall Hunt, John Beverley and Sultan Williams among others as some of those players begin to transition to the next level. The year will be about changing the dynamics so that the Bruins can get back to winning the types of games they were winning two and three seasons ago.
Returning next season for the Bruins in an elevated role will be starting running back Tyra Brewington-Parker. With the departure of Ki’sean Storm and Jonathan Saunders, the rising senior will bump up to the feature role at running back. Wide receiver will be an area of interest as all eyes will be on rising junior Antuon Luster.
The quarterback position will be where the biggest battle comes from this off-season. The point of Bethel showing up to the Battlefield Shootout 7-on-7 this past weekend was to continue to get a look at what his quarterback candidates could under pressure. Isaiah Smith and Caleb Beard will be the two quarterbacks competing for the top spot heading into the regular season.
Below we hear from Coach Beverley as he talks about his expectations, key players and team dynamics moving forward as the Bruins prepare for the Battlefield Shootout.
– Brandon Mitchell