For the first time since the 2010 football season, Weatherford Christian School will return to the gridiron and excitement is in the air as the season approaches.Heading into two-a-days, WCS was unsure they would have a football team after losing Coach Alan Weaver to Kennedy ISD. Fortunately, the school found two men to fill the coaching vacancy. Stephen Cox and his dad, Charlie Cox, volunteered to coach the Lions. Stephen Cox plans to return to school to become a coach and teacher like his dad, who spent 43 years as a football and track coach. The coaches held two-a-days from Aug. 5-9, with a boys only having one practice on Wednesday and again on Friday with a 45-minute practice in the morning before they received their pads. “I believe both coaches will do a great job with the boys,” said athletic director Debby Steensma. “The coaches are so enthusiastic about football and I think that the team will listen to them and learn the fundamentals of the game.” The 2013 Lions include: Jerry Weaver (Sr.) Abraham Hernandez (Jr.) Chandler Hill (Jr.) Nick McCoy (Jr.) Dan Bloch (Jr.) Tyler Hasenjaeger (Jr.) Austin Wheeling (So.) Cooper Bomar (So.) Colton Montgomery (So.) Harley Jacques (So.) Hunter Hasenjaeger (So.) Austin Morman (Fr.) “I am excited for the season to begin,” Stephen Cox said. “Obviously, we are going to have our ups and downs, but this is a great group of guys to coach. The initial practices were rough, but the boys are beginning to show progress.” WCS will kick-off their season on Thursday with a scrimmage at 7 p.m. at Granbury Cornerstone.