Breckenridge Texan

Loboes hand Buckaroos first loss of season

Loboes hand Buckaroos first loss of season
September 17
13:37 2018

The Breckenridge High School Buckaroos varsity football team suffered its first loss of the season Friday night when the Cisco Loboes came to town and scored 34 points to the Buckaroos’ 13.

Within the first five and a half minutes of the game, the Buckaroos had two turnovers and the Loboes had two touchdowns. By the end of the game, Breckenridge had four turnovers, three of which resulted in Cisco scores.

“I feel like we got beat in all aspects of the game,” Head Coach Casey Hubble said immediately after the game. “They played way better than we did. They were smarter; they coached better; the kids executed better. We just got whipped, got beat.”

Friday night was BHS senior Kevin Franco’s third game this season as starting quarterback. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Quarterback Kevin Franco played the first three quarters, and Owen Woodward went in as quarterback for the first time this year in the fourth quarter.

The Cisco High School Loboes scored for the first time two minutes and 50 seconds into the game. With the extra point, the score was 0-7. About two and half minutes later, they scored again.

Less than a minute before the end of the first quarter, Breckenridge’s Angel Ruiz made a 21-yard touchdown run. Justin Bell’s kick was good, making the score 7-14.

The second quarter started off on a similar note, with the Loboes scoring less than three minutes in. The extra point kick failed, and the score was Breckenridge 7, Cisco 20.

Breckenridge High School junior Owen Woodward went in as quarterback for the first time this season, in the fourth quarter of Friday’s game. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

A minute and a half later, the Buckaroos scored on a 67-yard run by Ruiz. The kick failed, and the score was 13-20 with 8:13 left in the first half.

That was the last Buckaroo score of the night. But, Cisco scored again, and at halftime, the score was Buckaroos 13, Loboes 27.

Cisco stopped Breckenridge from scoring in the second half while adding one more touchdown to their own total a few seconds before the end of the third quarter. The final score was Buckaroos 13, Loboes 34.

Cisco’s record is now 2-0 for the 2018 season, while Breckenridge’s record is 2-1. Cisco beat Sweetwater in the first game of the season, but the scheduled game against Wall was canceled due to rain on Sept. 7.

“This reconfirms that when you make mistakes and help another team, you’re not going to have many chances to win,” Hubble said. “When you turn the ball over, when you bust assignments, when you get personal fouls, you help your opponent. And, when you play a good team like those guys, who are already tough enough as it is, your chances dwindle at a rapid rate.”

This Friday, the Buckaroos travel to Brock to take on the Eagles. Last year, Brock and Breckenridge were in the same district, and the Buckaroos beat the Eagles 30-28 in the last district game of the season to win the district championship.

The UIL realignment has separated the two teams this year, with Brock staying in District 4 and Breckenridge moving to District 3 with Clyde, Early, Eastland, Tuscola-Jim Ned and Wall. Both teams are 3A-Division 1.

Brock’s 2018 record is 2-1, having beat Iowa Park and Brownwood before losing to Argyle’s Liberty Christian High School last week 0-21. According to the records, that was Brock’s first time at getting shut out in a game in their program’s six season history.

Last year, Brock lost in the final 3A-D1 championship game to Rockdale High School. They won that championship game in 2015 against Cameron Yoe High School.

The Buckaroos’ homecoming game will be against Dublin High School on Sept. 28. Following a bye week on Oct. 5, Breckenridge will begin district play on Oct. 12 against the Jim Ned High School Indians.

Before Friday night’s game against Cisco, the Young Bucks started off the events with a run down the field. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

For more photos from the Breckenridge-Cisco game, click here to see the Breckenridge Texan Photo Gallery.

 

Story by Tony Pilkington and Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge senior Angel Ruiz ran in the Buckaroos’ only two touchdowns of the night on Friday against the Cisco Loboes. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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