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Bucks drop District 3-3A opener to Jim Ned

Bucks drop District 3-3A opener to Jim Ned
October 13
17:38 2019

The Breckenridge Buckaroos opened the District 3-3A portion of their 2019 varsity football season Friday evening at Buckaroo Stadium by hosting the Jim Ned High School Indians.

The Indians lived up to their 5-0 record as they blanked the Bucks 32-0.

The win helped Jim Ned improve to 6-0 overall and 1-0 in district play. Meanwhile, the Bucks will have to continue the search for their first win as they fell to 0-6 overall and 0-1 in district.

Quarterback Owen Woodward hands the ball off to Jerry Lawson in Friday night’s game against the Jim Ned Indians. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Buckaroo Head Coach Casey Hubble said there is still a lot of room for improvement and that is what it’s going to take moving forward.

“We still need to get better,” Hubble said. “I didn’t do a very good job putting a game plan together offensively. We probably had too much stuff on, and we failed to execute. We got to do a lot better job of planning.”

In Friday’s game, it didn’t take long for Jim Ned to find the endzone after holding the Bucks to a three-and-out as Riley Perry capped off the opening Indian drive with a 35-yard touchdown run to put the Indians up 7-0 with 6:40 left in the first quarter.

Both teams would trade punts for the remainder of the first quarter as Jim Ned held a touchdown lead at 7-0 after one quarter.

The Indians scored their second touchdown of the night on a 17-yard run by Reese Hayes with 10:50 left in the second quarter. The PAT was blocked, making the score 13-0.

The Bucks failed to convert a fourth down attempt, and the Indians were able to answer with a four-play 62-yard drive that was capped off with a 13-yard pass from Dylan Martin to Austin Martin with 5:43 to play in the second quarter. The PAT by Hayden Humphreys was no good, making the score 19-0.

Breckenridge was forced to punt on the ensuing possession, and Jim Ned answered once again, this time with a 90-yard run by Hayes with 3:15 left in the first half. The two-point conversion failed.

The Bucks would finally start to gather some offensive rhythm as they moved the ball to the Jim Ned 12-yard line. However, that would be as close as they would get as the Indians went into halftime with a 25-0 lead.

With the Indians driving deep into Buckaroo territory in the second half, the Bucks came away with a timely fumble recovery and took over at their own 8-yard line.

The Bucks moved the ball out to their own 30-yard line but were forced to punt.

Jim Ned responded with their only points of the second half with an 11-yard touchdown run by Hayes with 5:14 left in the third quarter.

Following another Buckaroo punt, the Indians moved the ball deep into Buckaroo territory to the one-yard line, but the Bucks’ defense came up with a huge fourth down stop after the Indians had four shots at scoring from five yards out.

Breckenridge took over with 8:47 left in the game and went on their longest drive of the game (98 yards).

It took the Bucks 15 plays to move the 98 yards, however no points would result. The drive did prove what the Bucks were capable against the Indians as they used up all but 12 seconds of the clock and picked up five first downs on the drive and had to big pass receptions by Zeke Castillio of 27 and 21 yards during the drive.

“We were able to move the ball on that last drive and caught a few passes,” Hubble said. “So there are some things that we can carry on and build off of on from that drive.”

The Bucks finished with 147 yards of total offense on 54 plays. They had 45 yards rushing and 102 passing.

Jim Ned had 446 yards of total offense on 58 plays. They rushed for 294 yards on 36 carries and had 152 yards passing.

Breckenridge will travel to Eastland on Friday, Oct. 18. Eastland defeated Early 59-23 on Friday.

District 3-3A results

Jim Ned 32 (6-0, 1-0)
Breck 0 (0-6, 0-1)

Wall 35 (6-0, 1-0)
Clyde 7 (4-2, 0-1)

Eastland 59 (6-0, 1-0)
Early 23 (3-3, 0-1)

Friday, Oct. 18 games

  • Breck at Eastland
  • Clyde at Early
  • Wall at Jim Ned

Click here to see the Breckenridge Texan Photo Gallery from the game, including pictures of the Pink Out activities, as well as the flag football players and the Cheer Buddies.

Buckaroos Head Coach Casey Hubble talks to the team after the game against the Jim Ned Indians on Friday in Buckaroo Stadium. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

*Statistical numbers are unofficial at time of publication and were provided courtesy of Charlie Parker, KLXK-KROO Radio.

Story by Brant Thurmond/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge High School varsity football quarterback Owen Woodward runs with the ball during the game against the Jim Ned High School Indians on Friday, Oct. 11. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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