Breckenridge Texan

Buckaroos beat Bowie on Pink Out Night

Buckaroos beat Bowie on Pink Out Night
October 21
01:24 2017

The color pink competed with green in the stands and on the sidelines Friday night as the Breckenridge Buckaroos took on the Bowie Jackrabbits on Pink Out Night. The local football team beat Bowie 32 to 6, and the community donned pink to help beat cancer.

The nonprofit organization Our Town raised money through pink t-shirt sales and with a donation collection during the game. The group uses the funds to assist local cancer patients who need help in any way. Fans and cheerleaders wore pink t-shirts, and even the referees had pink whistles to support the cause. Our Town representatives were honored by the Buckaroo cheerleaders during halftime.

The game started out slow, with neither team scoring in the first quarter. But, just 2 minutes and 11 seconds into the second quarter, the Jackrabbits scored a touchdown but failed at the two-point conversion attempt.

The score stayed at Buckaroos 0, Jackrabbits 6 until the very last seconds of the first half. With only two seconds left in the second quarter, Lonnie Hinson, No. 1, ran the ball in from the 2-yard line. The extra point was good, and at halftime, the score was Breckenridge 7, Bowie 6.

The Pride of Breckenridge – Buckaroo Band was festooned in pink for Pink Out Night, which raises funds for Our Town, an organization that raises funds to assist local cancer patients. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/ Breckenridge Texan)

During the halftime show, the Pride of Breckenridge – Buckaroo Band performed their UIL Marching Contest show with pink plumes on their hats and many of their instruments wrapped in pink. The band will compete in the contest at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in Early.

The Buckaroos came back after the halftime break and scored again less than 4 minutes into the third quarter when No. 12 Owen Woodward threw a touchdown pass to No. 7 Kyler Knight. The extra point was good, taking the score to Buckaroos 14, Jackrabbits 6.

Before the third quarter was up, Breckenridge scored again. That time, Woodward got the ball to No. 9 Angel Ruiz for the touchdown. Then, No. 22 Riley Durham ran in a two-point conversion, and the third quarter ended at Buckaroos 22, Jackrabbits 6.

Buckaroo No. 22 Riley Durham runs in two-point conversion Friday night in the Breckenridge vs. Bowie game. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

With 3:07 left in the game, Bowie Jackrabbit No. 30 Jacob Skinner was injured and was taken from the field on a stretcher. The severity of his injury was unknown by the end of the game.

When the game resumed, Breckenridge scored two more times. With 2:45 left in the game, No. 10 Jose Escobedo kicked a field goal, bringing the score to 25 to 6. Then, on the next play, Bowie fumbled on the kickoff. No. 34 Warren Hardy forced the fumble; and Knight recovered the ball and ran it in. With the extra point, the score moved to Buckaroos 32, Bowie 6, and that would be the final score of the game.

Following the second district win for the Buckaroos, head coach Casey Hubble said, “(I’m) proud of the kids. Thought they executed the second half really well. The first half was a little rough, but that happens sometimes. Proud of the way they fought back and got everything squared away.”

He said that the mid-game turnaround was due to the team’s halftime conversation. “We just tried to adjust our issues, our problems,” Hubble said. “We had some protection issues that were giving us problems and some confusion with whether running a play or pass protection. (We) all got on the same page.”

Going into next week and preparing to face Boyd on the road, Hubble said the team will be focused on themselves and fixing their mistakes. “We had a lot of penalties, had holding penalties and a few false starts. We gotta clean that stuff up,” he said. “If we clean it up and execute, then it comes down to who can do it better. And that’s where we gotta get to.”


Story by Tony Pilkington and Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Buckaroo Lonnie Hinson, No. 1, powers his way across the goal line to score the first Breckenridge touchdown Friday night against the Bowie Jackrabbits. The Buckaroos won their second district game of the season, 32-6. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)



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