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Buckaroos drop first district game to Clyde Bulldogs

Buckaroos drop first district game to Clyde Bulldogs
October 11
13:33 2020

The Breckenridge Buckaroos had their highest-scoring game this year but still came away with a loss Friday night, Oct. 9, when they traveled to Bulldog Stadium in Clyde for the first district varsity football game of the season. The final score was 21-38 for the Bulldogs.

The Clyde High School Bulldogs scored first with two and half minutes left in the first quarter. As the quarter ended, the score was 0-7 in favor of Clyde.

At 6-foot-2-inches and 235 pounds, Buckaroo sophomore running back Jerry Lawson (No. 35, center) was able to power through to the goal line three times in Friday night’s game against the Clyde Bulldogs. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Early in the second quarter, Buckaroo sophomore running back Jerry Lawson ran 41 yards for the first Breckenridge touchdown of the night. Damion Mendez’s extra point kick tied the game at 7-7.

Clyde answered with another touchdown a few minutes later.

Following a 47-yard pass from Buckaroo junior quarterback Henry Johnson to senior Logan King, Lawson made a 1-yard touchdown. With another Mendez extra point, the game was tied at 14-14.

But, Clyde took the lead once again with a field goal just before the buzzer, sending the teams to half-time with a score of 14-17 in favor of the Bulldogs.

Clyde opened the second half with a touchdown on their first possession, widening their lead to 14-24.

With a little more than 5 minutes left in the third quarter, Lawson made his third and final touchdown of the game. Mendez’s kick brought the score to 21-24.

A couple of plays later, the Buckaroos recovered a fumble by the Bulldogs, but on the next play, Clyde took the ball back with an interception. Another Bulldog touchdown put them 10 points ahead, 21-31.

The fourth quarter was scoreless up until the last 29 seconds of the game, when Clyde scored one last touchdown, ending with a score of 21-38.

The Buckaroos now have a season record of 0-5 and a district record of 0-1.

Breckenridge Buckaroos VS Clyde Bulldogs

 ScoreRushing YardsPassing YardsTotal Offensive Yards
Breckenridge Buckaroos2121496310
Clyde Bulldogs38238228466
(Stats provided by Breckenridge ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Casey Pearce)


Next Friday will be Breckenridge’s Homecoming game against the Early High School Longhorns in Buckaroo stadium. For more details on the rest of the Buckaroos’ district season, click here to read the Breckenridge Texan district preview article.


Jim Ned (4-1) 46
Early (3-3) 14

Wall (1-2) 72
San Angelo TLCA (0-6) 0

Clyde (2-4) 38
Breckenridge (0-5) 21

Oct. 16 GAMES

  • San Angelo TLCA @ Clyde
  • Wall @ Jim Ned
  • Early@ Breckenridge

The Pride of Breckenridge – Buckaroo Band performs during halftime of the Buckaroos-Bulldogs game in Buckaroo Stadium on Friday night. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Jerry Lawson (35) heads for the goal line in Friday night’s game against the Clyde Bulldogs. He scored all three of the Buckaroos’ touchdowns in Bulldog Stadium. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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