Breckenridge Texan

Buckaroos wrap up pre-district play with loss to Hirschi
October 01
18:53 2017

Breckenridge’s No. 12 Quarterback Owen Woodward throws the football to No. 9 Angel Ruiz during Friday night’s game against the Hirschi Huskies. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

About halfway through the second quarter Friday night, the Breckenridge High School Buckaroos were holding their own against the Hirschi High School Huskies, but not long afterwards, the game began to get away from them. By the end of the rainy night in Wichita Falls, the score was Huskies 58, Buckaroos 20.

Six of Hirschi’s eight touchdowns were made by No. 5 Daimarqua Foster, a junior.

“They were a good team,” Breckenridge Head Coach Casey Hubble said about Hirschi. “They have one kid over there that’s head and shoulders better than anybody else on the field, and we had a hard time tackling him.”

The Huskies scored their first 2 points on a safety in the first quarter. Hirschi also scored their first two touchdowns in the first quarter, making the extra points with each.

“Not good enough,” Hubble said about the Buckaroos’ ball handling. “It doesn’t help when we snap it over our punter’s head twice and give up a safety and then give him the ball, yeah, it kills us.”

Just seconds into the second quarter, the No. 8 Terrance Roberson scored a touchdown for the Buckaroos, and No. 10 Jose Escobedo kicked the extra point, bringing the score to 7-16 with 11:32 to go in the second quarter.

King the Husky, the Hirschi High School mascot, and Buckshot, the Breckenridge High School mascot, join in a friendly dance along the visitors’ sideline, while the Pride of Breckenridge – Buckaroo Band played in Wichita Falls Friday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

About five minutes later, Breckenridge’s No. 9 Angel Ruiz scored a touchdown. The point after kick was blocked. With 6:28 to go in the half, the score was Buckaroos 13, Huskies 16.

“There’s a lot of things we’ve got better at,” Hubble said. “We started fast. You know there’s been games where we haven’t started very well. Our kids played hard. There’s a lot of things that we got better at, but there’s a lot more that we got to get better at.”

In the second half of the second quarter, Hirschi scored two more touchdowns. The teams went into the locker rooms at halftime with Buckaroos 13, Huskies 30 on the scoreboard.

“(We’re) not where we need to be,” Hubble said regarding the team’s passing game. “They were extremely fast, and we didn’t believe we could get the ball off once we started. So we had to go back to pounding it.We’re not where we need to be in that.”

When the second half started, the Huskies scored four more touchdowns and extra points before the Buckaroos’ No. 25 Zach Willis made their final touchdown with 33 seconds on the clock. Escobedo made the extra point for a final score of Buckaroos 20, Huskies 58.

The Buckaroos are off next week before they start district play on Oct. 13 against the Panthers in Paradise.

“We’re not (ready) right at this point, but we will be in two weeks. We will be ready to roll,” Hubble said, adding that the team will be focusing on “Tackling. Blocking, tackling, throwing, catching… basic fundamental football.”


Story by Tony Pilkington and Carla McKeown

Cutline, top photo: The Breckenridge Buckaroos celebrate a touchdown in Friday night’s game against the Hirschi High School Huskies. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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