Bucks run over Bobcats
A heavy dose of the ground game led the Breckenridge Buckaroos to their best start since 2018, with a 35-8 win at Childress, Friday, Sept. 2. The Buckaroos combined for 34 carries and 162 yards in the win.
Breckenridge football is experiencing a resurgence under coach Casey Pearce. Following back-to-back onewin seasons, the Buckaroos finished 2021 with a 4-7 record. Friday’s win gives the Buckaroos a 2-0 start for the first time since def eating Jacksboro and Comanche to open the 2018 season.
Camden Escalon, Chase Lehr, Alejandro Franco, Anson Rodgers, Sawyer Wimberley and Jerry Lawson combined for 162 yards rushing. Lawson led the Buckaroos’ ground attack with 15 carries for 89 yards and one touchdown. Rodgers added 35 yards and two touchdowns.
Quarterback Lehr was efficient with his eight completions, gaining 150 passing yards and two touchdowns. Lehr had one interception. Alexis Franco and Adrian Ruiz each had touchdown receptions for the Buckaroos.
The Buckaroos’ defense had a second-consecutive strong performance. Lane Castillo had one forced fumble, and Bryson Herring had one interception. The Buckaroos broke up five passes with two each for Escalon and Lawson. Lane Castillo and Zeke Castillo each broke up one pass.
Lawson and Marco Jaramillo each had a sack as the Buckaroos combined for 11 tackles in the backfield. Adler Loftis and Lawson each had three tackles for loss. Lehr had two tackles for loss. Alexis Franco, Lane Castillo and Zeke Castillo each had one tackle for loss. Alexis Franco led the Buckaroos in tackles with 12 tackles. Zeke Castillo and Caiden Marin each had 11 tackles, while Hunter Eaton finished with 10 tackles.
The Buckaroos will host Cisco Friday, Sept. 9. Against the Loboes, the Buckaroos will look for their first 3-0 start since 2010. The Loboes will enter the game with a 2-0 record following wins against Clyde (41-13) and Wall (18-14).
The Loboes play a similar style of game as the Buckaroos with a heavy focus on the rushing game. Seniors Hunter Long and Trent Huston have a combined 85 carries for 445 yards and a combined six touchdowns. Long, the Loboes’ quarterback, has only attempted 16 passes through two games for 102 yards and one touchdown.
The 2010 season opened with wins against Jim Ned, Holliday and Bangs to start with a 3-0 record. The Buckaroos finished 9-3 with a 5-1 record. The season came to an end with a 14-0 loss to Muleshoe in the area playoff on Nov. 19, 2010.
Friday’s kickoff at Buckaroo Stadium against Cisco is scheduled for 7 p.m.