Heading into Friday night's match-up against the Comanche Indians, the Breckenridge Buckaroos had a new life about them by erasing what happened the previous four weeks as both teams were even and fighting for their first district win.
The Buckaroos came up short in their attempt to get the district opening win as they fell to Comanche 33-15.
“We felt like we won the momentum battle early on and let it slip away as the game went on,” said Buckaroo Head Coach Steve Freeman. “I thought we had done a pretty good job early on offensively and defensively, but when we had a chance to maintain it, we had some problems.”
“I thought neither team really had the edge momentum wise at the half,” said Freeman. “We came out after half and had the ball first and we didn't capitalize on it. We allowed them to start winning that battle of momentum plus winning the clock. That's such a big deal when you can not only burn the clock, but add points at the same time and they were able to do that.”
Despite the loss, Coach Freeman is still optimistic about the rest of the season.
“There is still a lot of football to be played and the district race is far from over right now,” said Freeman. “We will make certain that we get some strength out of this game.”
(See complete story in October 2 edtion of the Breckenridge American)