Breckenridge Texan

Buckaroos open 2017 season against Cisco Loboes
September 04
14:31 2017

Buckaroo linebacker/tight end Jake Escalon gets some encouragement on the sidelines during Friday night’s game against the Cisco Loboes. (Photo by Calvin Best/BISD)

The Breckenridge Buckaroos may have left the football field with a loss Friday night after playing the Cisco Loboes for the fourth year in a row, but this year was Breckenridge’s best defensive showing, keeping the Loboes to their lowest score yet in the teams’ match-ups.

Cisco, a 3A-Division 2 school, has come out on top for the previous three years, but, in their first regular game of the season, the Buckaroos held off the Loboes throughout the first quarter and part of the second quarter, leaving the field at half-time with a score of 0-6.

But, Cisco scored again in the third and fourth quarters for a total of 20 points.

With 4:50 left in the game, the Buckaroos scored their only touchdown of the night. The Loboes blocked the extra point. The final score was 6-20.

After the game, head coach Casey Hubble said, “It was good, not good enough. So we’re never going to be satisfied unless we can be consistent and shut people down. Never satisfied, never going to be satisfied. But I felt like our defense played really well. It’s hard to play defense and stay on the field that long. But, we can get off the field a little quicker, too, if we don’t give them some things. They did a lot of good things.”

Next week, the Buckaroos go up against the Mineral Wells Rams in Buckaroo Stadium. It could be a tough game for Breckenridge. Mineral Wells High School, as a 4A-Division 1 school, is two levels higher in the UIL district alignment. Breckenridge is 3A-Divison 1. When the two teams met in 2016, the Rams prevailed over the Buckaroos, 58-13.

Last week Mineral Wells played Bridgeport, a 4A-Division 2 school, in Mineral Wells. The Rams won, 47-33.

Hubble is known for scheduling a tough pre-district season, and Wichita Falls-Hirschi, 4A-Division 1, is also on the Buckaroos’ pre-district schedule.

In his pre-season letter to the Buckaroos and their parents, Hubble said, “Make no mistake, we are not after good seasons. We are chasing great seasons. We must be relentless in our pursuit of greatness. Our core values of Discipline, Accountability, Toughness and Effort will help us achieve our goals.”

Breckenridge Head Coach Casey Hubble talks to his team following Friday night’s opener against the Cisco Loboes at Buckaroo Stadium. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)






Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge High School quarterback Owen Woodward throws a pass during Friday night’s game against the Cisco Loboes. (Photo by Calvin Best/BISD)

Click here for more photos from Friday night’s game in the Breckenridge Texan’s photo gallery.

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