Heading into Friday’s scrimmage against Mineral Wells, several spectators might not have known what to expect from the Buckaroo football team.

The Bucks and head coach Casey Hubble established early on the type of football that he wants to see out of his team.

Hubble he was specifically pleased with the physicality of the team.
“It was a good first scrimmage for us,” said Hubble. “I thought we were physical, which is the main thing  you want to see. You want to see the kids go throw their bodies around and fight back when things get tough. You want to see them dig down and go get it and I saw that.
Omar Aguilar fights forward for extra yards during the Buckaroos scrimmage against Mineral Wells held Friday, Aug. 15.
Omar Aguilar fights forward for extra yards during the Buckaroos scrimmage against Mineral Wells held Friday, Aug. 15. (Brant Thurmond)


“We started off strong and dominated it from the beginning and then Mineral Wells kind of got at our offense and shut us down in the next series,” said Hubble. “I thought our leaders really stepped up and led the charge after that. Austin Dooley, Cason Mayo and some of those other guys elevated their game and that is contagious. The rest of our guys jumped on board and it was kind of a steam roll effect. After that, I felt like we dominated the scrimmage. That is something I talk about with the guys all the time. You can either be an energy producer or energy consumer and we had guys producing energy out there. We want the guys that produce it because people feed off of either one.

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We want to breathe the energy it takes to go be successful.”

As expected by most coaches, Hubble sees some things that the Bucks will need to correct.
“I saw a lot of good things and a lot of things that have to be corrected,” said Hubble. “But the good thing is, it is all stuff that can be coached. It is more learning.”

“I saw a lot of good things and a lot of things that have to be corrected,” said Hubble. “But the good thing is, it is all stuff that can be coached. It is more learning. When you know what you are supposed to do, you can play fast. Some hesitation and not knowing causes doubt, which causes you not to be able to perform. That is our job as coaches to make sure they can execute and we can teach them what they are supposed to do so that they can go do it to the best of their ability.”


(See complete story in the Wednesday, Aug. 20 edition of the Breckenridge American)