New coaches abound this season in prep football

North coach Norm Brown discusses a play with running back Curtis Threlkeld during a practice session.

Lots of turnover of head coaches is usually the norm in regards to high school football programs, but this season, Norm is just the start.

Norm Brown, who previously coached San Jose-Independence, took over at North this spring after Chad Brown left the Stars to coach Centennial.

And at Bakersfield’s Independence, it is former Falcons assistant Lucas Lucero taking over for Sean McKeown, who stepped down to spend more time with his family.

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