The Biggs High School Wolverines football team will start from scratch in the 2012 season. More or less.
Former Head Coach Mike Pena ended his long reign as the Wolverines’ head coach after the 2011 season. Pena has taken the Wolverines to four section championship games, and he’s brought three section championships home to Biggs, but the Biggs football team has not been to the playoffs in the past six seasons.
For the 2012, Pena passes the torch to a new head coach—Ron Carr, but Coach Carr is no stranger to the Wolverines Football program. In fact, every coach in the football program has a history with the Wolverines. Carr, himself, was on the 1988 and 1989 section championship team.
Carr brings with him an entire new varsity Wolverine coaching staff, all Biggs alumni. Brian Roles, who currently holds the Biggs High School rushing record, will act as the offensive coordinator. Rob Hall will be in charge of the big guys up front, offensively, while Andrew Gomez—who holds two National Championship rings while playing at Butte College and Henderson State—will run the defensive line. Paul Roles is tasked with coaching the defensive backs and special teams. Brian Henderson will run the defense as Defensive Coordinator.
Changing the coaching staff isn’t the only thing that is new though. Carr is going back to his roots, what helped his own team win two section championships in ’88 and ’89—a wishbone offense. For the rest of this story, please pick up a 9/5/12 edition of The Gridley Herald.