| Aug 2, 2011
| 10:36 AM
Bethel's first day of football practice is set for Saturday morning. But Bruins coach Jeff Nelson, who has undergone multiple knee surgeries since a sideline accident last October, still hasn't been cleared to resume his on-field duties.
| Mar 7, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Jeff Nelson, who led Bethel to the playoffs his first three seasons before being sidelined by a devastating leg injury, has resigned as the Bruins' head football coach. He said Bubba Hooker, the program's interim coach last season, has been promoted to...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 11:46 AM
In truth, it's a thankless exercise that combines what happened last year with a lot of guesswork. Yet this time of year, few things stimulate conversation among football junkies like a preseason all-star team.
We've stayed away from this in the past...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 9:55 AM
Coach | Jeff Nelson (fifth season, 30-15; sixth season overall, 30-25).
2010 | 6-4, 5-4 (fifth)
Division | 6
Last playoff appearance | 2009
Sept. 2 | Gloucester (W, 36-35), 7
Sept. 9 | at Lake Taylor, 7
Sept. 16 |...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 5:02 PM
A strong 1-2 punch has kept the Glendale Community College men's cross-country team in the thick of the chase for Western State Conference, Southern California and state titles over the past several seasons, whether it was Frankie Quijada and Jonathan...
| Sep 5, 2011
| 8:02 PM
HAMPTON — It wasn't how Jeff Nelson envisioned things in his better moments, but it sure beat what he was thinking in his worst. All considered, given where he was 314 days earlier, he wasn't complaining.
Nelson promised himself he'd walk onto...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 7:36 PM
Memories linger, and all of Bethel surely remembers last year's 63-7 loss to Hampton. The Bruins ended the first quarter with a 7-0 lead, but they ended the night the worst loss in school history.
Friday night was a little payback, even if quarterback...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 6:25 PM
Jeremy Eubank was expected to give Hampton's offense a needed presence at quarterback following the graduation of David Watford. Then an offseason hand injury put him on the shelf until, it was thought at the time, at least October.
But Eubank, a...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 1:14 PM
In the fall of 1978, Frank Brown III set a school record that might never be broken. He completed 86 percent of his passes for the entire season.
"Of course," he chuckled, "we only threw 14 passes."
Yep … the Bruins were a triple option team in...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 1:42 PM
It had been 18 years since Bubba Hooker was in charge on the sideline. That was at Lafayette, back when the Rams were struggling to stay afloat in the Peninsula District.
Today, he has the title of acting head coach at Bethel, which is off to a...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:52 PM
Jeff Nelson's halftime speech had to wait. Seven of his players were otherwise occupied as escorts in the homecoming ceremony.
But once they made it back to the locker room, for the few minutes that were left before the second half began, Nelson got into...