Buckaroos lose district meeting with Wall
The Breckenridge Buckaroos’ 2021 playoff chances briefly hit a wall Friday night. Needing one win to secure a playoff berth, the Buckaroos hosted the Wall Eagles. Unable to slow down the run game, the Buckaroos fell 29-26.
Anson Rodgers started the scoring in the first quarter. His 40-yard touchdown run put the Buckaroos ahead 6-0 after a failed two-point conversion. The lead was short-lived as Wall junior running back Dane Reynolds, one of three Eagles’ players to score on the ground, ran a 5-yard touchdown. Pierce Jameson kicked his only successful point-after-touchdown kick to give the Eagles a 7-6 lead going into the second quarter.
The scoreboard operator got a workout in the second quarter with a combined four touchdowns scored between the Buckaroos and the Eagles. Rodgers gave the Buckaroos a brief lead with his second touchdown, a 9-yard touchdown run. Jerry Lawson scored the two-point conversion to give the Buckaroos their final lead of the game at 14-7.
The Eagles scored back-to-back touchdowns to regain the lead. Quarterback Gabe Haskins, who secured more yards on the ground (56 yards) rather than through the air (34 yards), scored from the goal line to cut the deficit to one at 14-13 with the help of a successful two-point conversion by Jacob Richardson. Senior running back Dominic Garcia, who ran for a game-high 113 rushing yards, scored on a 32-yard run. Lawson blocked the extra-point kick to leave the score 21-14 in favor of the Eagles.
Chase Lehr, with the help of Lawson, cut the deficit to one before the end of the half. Lehr’s 6-yard pass to Lawson cut the deficit at 21-20. The Buckaroos were unsuccessful on a two-point conversion and could get no closer than a one-point deficit at halftime.
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