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    Kevin Franco throws a pass under pressure. Franco was taken out at quarterback late game and replaced by Owen Woodward. Woodward and Franco both threw one interception each. BA photo by James Norman
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    The defense held their own despite having a short field to contend with consistently. They allowed one score in the second half on a long run. BA photo by James Norman
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    The marching band performs at halftime. Prior to the game, the band held a tailgating event at United Grocery Store, where they served food and played for passing cars. BA photo by James Norman
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    Coach Brian Valenzuela coaches up the team on the sidelines. BA photo by James Norman

Bucks offense gives up ball three times, loses to Cisco 34-13

The Buckaroos could not get out of their own way from the get-go.

In a lackluster performance against the Cisco Loboes that saw the Breckenridge Buckaroos turn the ball over three times, including on each of their first two drives, the Bucks seemed dead in the water from the beginning. After a fumble on the opening drive and an interception on the first play of the following drive, the Bucks were down 14-0 with a little more than six minutes left to play. Showing the moxie the Bucks are known for, they were able to cap off two scoring drives with touchdowns before halftime, but also allowed two touchdowns to the Loboes. The score at half was 27-13, with a 14-point deficit still looming from the first quarter.

The second half was less fruitful, with drives stalling on the offensive side of the ball, and a defense that became tired as the drives added up. Outside of one long touchdown run in the second half, the defense proved successful in keeping Cisco out of scoring range. The Bucks also totaled 65 yards of penalties to Cisco’s

10. While the defense was stout though, they did not force a turnover.

The silver-lining for the offense was Angel Ruiz, who totaled two long rushing touchdowns in the first half and kept the Bucks in the game. He finished the day with 170 yards total, 155 of which was on the ground. Late in the game Kevin Franco was taken out for Owen Woodward, who threw three passes, completing one and throwing an interception. Each quarterback threw an interception in the game.

The offensive woes come offa14-pointgame lastweek against Comanche, where quarterback Kevin Franco completed a late-game pass to Aaryn Medina, who did not play this week due to injury. The Bucks offense is averaging 13.5 points the past two weeks after 43 points in the season opener. The game against Cisco caps off the two-week homegame stretch, and the Bucks will travel to Brock next Friday to face the Eagles. The Eagles are also 2-1 and will be coming off a loss, in which they were shut out by Liberty Christian out of Argyle 21-0.

Last year, the Bucks and Eagles faced off in Breckenridge. The Bucks out-lasted the Eagles in a 30-28 shootout. The game will kick off in Brock at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

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