• Buckaroo head football coach and athletic director Casey Hubble speaks to the varsity football players following Thursday’s scrimmage against Early at Buckaroo Stadium. The Bucks will open the season Friday, Aug. 26 at Cisco. (Photo by Brant Thurmond/Breckenridge American)
  • Senior Max Palacios (8) stiff arms an Early defender during the Buckaroos’ scrimmage Thursday at Buckaroo Stadium. Also shown is Zach Willis. (Photo by Brant Thurmond/Breckenridge American)
  • Breckenridge assistant football coach Colby Hartfield (left) and Alfredo Arrellano (26) celebrate following a fumble recovery during the Buckaroos’ scrimmage against Early Thursday evening at Buckaroo Stadium
  • Breckenridge defensive players team up for a tackle on an Early Longhorn during Thursday's scrimmage at Buckaroo Stadium. (Photo by Brant Thurmond/Breckenridge American)
  • Assistant coach Rick Smith (left) and athletic trainer Bill Pearce talk strategy during the scrimmage Thursday. The Bucks will open the 2016 season in Cisco on Aug. 26. (Photo by Brant Thurmond/Breckenridge American)

Bucks get final tune-up before season opener

As the countdown to the 2016 Breckenridge football season opener inches closer and closer, the Buckaroos had their final scrimmage of 2016 Thursday evening at Buckaroo Stadium.
Breckenridge scored a total of six touchdowns in the first segment of the scrimmage and then added another three touchdowns in the “live half” portion of the scrimmage.

Head coach Casey Hubble said he was happy with way the team performed Thursday, but said there are still things to work on.

“Last week, we felt like we didn’t do very good, and this week, it looks like everything is right,” Hubble said. “The attention is going to be in the details. We will go back and grade the video and really be critical of what we are supposed to be doing whether it’s good or bad. We will always evaluate the process and steps that we are teaching the kids that it takes to be good.”

Breckenridge was obviously the better team in the scrimmage and had a higher level of physicality.

“I was very pleased with the style of play we had this week and the physicality we played with,” Hubble said. “We were physically better than they were. It’s not just about making touchdowns or making a tackle. It’s did I do the things that are going to allow me to be successful when we face a team that is equal to us or better than us. Those are the types of things we are going to look for.”

Hubble commended the type of players that are on the team and the desire they have to be successful.

“We have great kids and they are desire to be great,” Hubble said. “We are constantly correcting them and coaching them. That’s hard on kids to constantly be told you’re wrong, but I kids want that and desire that. Our coaches have put the time in to build the relationship that it takes to be able to do that. I love our kids and enjoy being around them every day. I appreciate that they let us coach them in a matter that is demanding because they want that and want to be great.”

The Bucks will open the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 in Cisco.

“I’m looking forward to a great season and appreciate the support from the community,” Hubble said. “I look forward to seeing them next Friday in Cisco.”

*Editor’s Note: During the 2015 season, the Jerry Tubbs kick-off classic returned to Breckenridge. The kick-off classic will not be played this year due to the first home game being the third game of the season. It will be played each year the Bucks open the season at home.

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