Bucks look forward to homecoming
The Breckenridge High School football team remains winless after falling to Eastland 34-7, but that could all change Friday as they host 0-3 Dublin Friday for homecoming.
The Buckaroos’ offensive woes continued as they struggled to keep up with Eastland, who built a 27-0 lead by halftime.
“We just did not play well,” Breckenridge coach Casey Hubble said. “We coach well and we did not play well. They physically whipped us.”
After going into halftime with a double-digit deficit, the Buckaroos seemed primed for a comeback after taking their second-half, opening drive deep into Maverick territory before capping it off with a 20-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Owen Woodward to junior Kyler Knight, who led the Buckaroos in receiving with four catches for 86 yards that included a 40-yard reception in the first half.
“We came out too slow, but in the second half we improved. The offense will get better as everyone develops” said Woodward, who made his first varsity start last Friday.
With homecoming set for Friday, the Buckaroos focused on last Friday’s loss for only a few moments before turning their attention to Dublin. The Lions come into Friday winless with blowout losses to Hico, Albany and Teague. On offense, the Lions typically run from a shotgun-spread formation led by senior quarterback Josh Haynes, who tossed three touchdowns against Albany in week two. On defense, Dublin typically has run from a 4-3 but opposing offenses tallied 141 points on the Lions in the first three weeks. Senior receiver Lonnie Hinson feels confident heading into the final stretch of the non-district season, but is a bit anxious for Friday’s homecoming game.
“It’s nerve racking and a lot louder than a normal Friday night,” Hinson said. “... The coaches set up these first three games to toughen us up a bit. That is how we have always done things and we like it. Hopefully we come into this game and get the win. I’m not satisfied right now with the first three games.”
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.
Breck 0 0 7 0 - 7
EHS 14 13 0 7 - 34
5:15: David Vasquez 12-yard run (kick good). 1:37 Brenton Stuck 37-yard run (kick good).
11:13 Vasquez 31-yard touchdown on pass from Behren Morton. 8:18 Vasquez 33-yard touchdown.
8:20: Kyler Knight 20-yard reception on Owen Woodward pass (kick good).
4:12 Vasquez 22-yard run (kick good).
RUSHING — Zach Willis 15-36, Terrence Roberson 9-44.
PASSING — Woodward 8-28-1 Franco 3-9-0-2 .
RECEIVING — Kyler Knight 4-83-1, Riley Durham 1-4, Willis 2-3.