Bucks give up three straight scores, lose at Eastland
After a season-opening win against Jacksboro, the Buckaroos have struggled to find wins. After going ahead by 13 points in the third quarter, the Buckaroos gave up 21-straight points on their way to a 28-19 loss Friday night at Eastland.
The struggles on the defensive end continued as the Buckaroos gave up 255 rushing yards. It was the third straight game in which the defense has given up 200 or more yards on the ground. On average, the defense is giving up 256.3 yards per game and 5.9 yards per carry. However, it has not been all bad for the defense, who has forced teams to punt six times over the past two games.
It was also a struggle for the offense with its lowest output of the season with 249 yards. The Buckaroos are averaging 278.8 yards per game through four games.
Quarterback Chase Lehr was efficient on his throws in the game, connecting on 17 of 19 passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns. Zeke Castillo was his leading target with four catches on five targets and 49 yards and a touchdown grab. Anson Rodgers had the second touchdown catch to go with his 35 receiving yards.
Jerry Lawson led the ground game for the Buckaroos with 74 yards on 12 carries. He is averaging 58 yards per game and has six touchdowns through four games this season.
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