Buckaroos open with district win vs. Bulldogs, 42-29
With a rough non-district schedule behind them, the Breckenridge Buckaroos picked up their second win of the season on the first week when wins began to count. After dropping three straight games heading into the district schedule, the Buckaroos ended the streak by stopping a second-half comeback attempt by Clyde in a 42-29 home win.
High school football is a story of two seasons. Once the district schedule begins, the overall records from the previous four games carry little weight. Playoff considerations come into play when teams enter the district schedule.
The Buckaroos hit the ground running to start the schedule, both literally and figuratively. The team combined for a season-high 311 rushing yards on the backs of Jerry Lawson and Anson Rodgers, who combined for 237 yards and six touchdowns.
The games’ first touchdown came after two critical plays. Lawson forced a fumble by Clyde’s Austin Hastings at the Breckenridge 35-yard line. The fumble was recovered by Trace Thompson on the Breckenridge 42-yard line. Lawson’s 2-yard touchdown was set up on a 31-yard reverse by Rodgers.
In the second quarter, Rodgers made another impact with a 37-yard touchdown run. The score saw the Buckaroos ahead 16-7 after a successful two-point conversion attempt. By halftime, the Buckaroos led 24-14 after a 1-yard touchdown run by Lawson and a third successful two-point conversion.
The Buckaroos never trailed in the game. After the third score by Lawson, this time from the Clyde 6-yard line, it appeared the Buckaroos were going to run away with the game. Clyde managed to keep the game close by cutting the deficit to one point after falling behind 30-14 in the third quarter. Back-to-back touchdowns saw the lead dwindle to 30-29 by the end of the third quarter.
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