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‘Decals with Dads’ gives parents, Buckaroo football players some extra time together

‘Decals with Dads’ gives parents, Buckaroo football players some extra time together
August 30
10:15 2019

As the Buckaroo varsity football players prepared for their first game of the season against the Jacksboro Tigers tonight at Buckaroo Stadium, they had one more detail left to take care of: decorating their game helmets.

BHS varsity football players gathered with their teammates, dads, moms, coaches and other supporters to place the decals on their helmets for the season. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

On Wednesday evening the players joined their dads and other family members for what has become a team tradition, Decals with Dads. During the event, the players, along with their dads, moms or other family members, decorate their helmets with decals of their jersey number, the team’s mascot and stripes across the top of the helmet.

As he kicked off the event, Breckenridge High School’s Head Coach Casey Hubble told the parents in the room that just that day he and his staff had already spend three and a half hours with their kids during weight lifting and a team meeting.  He said the Dad with Decals activity was a way for the fathers to get to spend some of time with their kids.

“This is a way we thought you could spend some time with your boys and have a chance to get ready for the season. It will be y’alls time,” Hubble said. “So that’s what this is for, for you to get to spend time with them and enjoy the idea of what high school football’s about and being a father and son.”

He said that while getting to put decals on their helmets hopefully gets the players excited about the start of the season, the real the purpose of the event is for their dads or a man in their life to share a moment with them.

“We get to share a lot of moments with them,” he said. “On a daily basis, we get to fight with them, coach them and grind with them and work through things, watch them succeed and help them when they fail. And as a dad, I just think it’s very important to get some of those moments; it’s just a way I felt like we could share their kid with them some. I just wanted to make that available. I think it’s a very special thing.”

A lot of the fathers seem very appreciative for the opportunity to spend the time with their sons, Hubble said, and a lot of them seem like they enjoyed helping them decorate the helmets.

Hubble said the team still has a lot of things to work on before the game, but they will be ready for Friday night.

“I feel good about where we are,” he said on Wednesday evening. “(Thursday) we’ll polish things up and make sure we’re good to go. There’s a lot of good things that are exciting, but for us to be a really good football team, we’ve got a lot of work to do still. That’s where it’s supposed to be this time of year.”

He said the players have been working hard and the coaches really appreciate them and the work they’ve put in.

“Everybody thinks football is just fun,” he said. “Well it’s fun when you’re playing the game, but there’s a lot to it that isn’t much fun. Around here we call it man stuff; you know, it’s things that have to be done that are really hard.”

The Buckaroos varsity team will play the Jacksboro High School Tigers tonight, Aug. 30. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Buckaroo Stadium. The game will be broadcast on KLXK FM-93.5 with Charlie Parker and Lance Kitchens. Out of town fans can listen to the broadcast on the radio station’s website, .

Reserved seat tickets for the 2019 football season for the general public are on sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the BISD administration office. General admission tickets will be available for purchase at the gate.

Click here to see more photos from Decals with Dads in the Breckenridge Texan’s photo gallery.

The annual decals event lets parents spend some extra time with their sons, who are often busy with school and football practice at this time of the year. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge High School varsity football players decorate their helmets with their dads and other relatives on Wednesday night. Decals with Dads not only helps the Buckaroo football players get their helmets ready for the season, but it also is  a way for the dads — and moms or other family members — to get to spend some of time with their kids, Coach Casey Hubble said. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

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