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Playoffs in sight for Buckaroos

The Breckenridge Buckaroos are one win away from a trip to the playoffs. Led by three touchdowns by quarterback Chase Lehr and two rushing touchdowns by Jerry Lawson, the Buckaroos took to the road and defeated Early, 37-20.

Lehr played his most productive game of the season and scored the game’s first touchdown. Zeke Castillo was the recipient of a 31-yard touchdown throw in the first quarter. A successful two-point conversion gave the Buckaroos an 8-0 lead. With the addition of a touchdown run by Lawson, the Buckaroos led 16-6 at the end of the first quarter. It was a lead the Buckaroos did not surrender for the rest of the game.

Lawson scored his second rushing touchdown as the only score in the second quarter. His score compounded with a successful two-point conversion gave the Buckaroos a 24-6 lead going into halftime.

Lehr contributed to Lawson on his third touchdown of the day. The Buckaroos, on first and 10 from the Early 44-yard line, called a screen play to Lawson. He went on to power through multiple defenders en route to the end zone. Lawson’s score combined with Benny Escobar’s extra-point kick gave the Buckaroos a 31-6 lead. Lawson finished the game with 80 yards on 20 carries and two rushing touchdowns. The touchdown reception was his lone reception in the game. Lawson finished with a combined 124 yards and three touchdowns.

Early cut into the deficit with a touchdown before the end of the quarter. The Longhorns’ two-point conversion failed and the Buckaroos led 30-14 going into the fourth. Lehr added one last touchdown throw, this from the Longhorns’ 10-yard line to Anson Rodgers. The score gave the Buckaroos a 36-14 lead. With the game out of hand, the Longhorns scored a final touchdown before the end of the game.

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