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Buckaroos kick off summer football workouts; watermelon scrimmage scheduled for Saturday

Buckaroos kick off summer football workouts; watermelon scrimmage scheduled for Saturday
August 05
08:33 2022

By Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

Sure, it may be hot out there, but the Breckenridge Buckaroo football players and coaches took advantage of the cooler mornings this week to kick off their summer workout program at Buckaroo Stadium. It also gave Head Coach Casey Pearce a chance to get his first look at this year’s Buckaroos in action.

During a break at Tuesday’s workout, Pearce took a couple of minutes to reflect on the first couple of days of practice. He said so far the workouts had been very productive.

“It’s been pretty businesslike atmosphere,” he said. “There’s excitement, but there’s also some focus.”

He also said this year they have a lot of retention of players from last year, which will help as they go into the season.

“It’s a little easier whenever they’ve been through it before, so I think we’re on track. We’ll just see what it looks like when we get pads on,” Pearce said. “We’ve got a lot of young guys that got some snaps a year ago that we’re dependent on. On the offensive line, we’re gonna play with some younger bodies, but I think they’re capable.”

Although it’s still early in the practices, Pearce said he feels like he has a good group of players to work with.

“I feel like we’ve got a pretty good nucleus of kids to play with, and I think they’re excited about being here,” he said. “So we’ve got a shot.”

The Breckenridge community can get its first look at the 2022 Buckaroo junior varsity and varsity football teams on Saturday, Aug. 6, at the annual Buckaroo Watermelon Scrimmage and Media Day.

The event will start with photos at 9 a.m. There will be official team photos, as well as pictures of the individual athletes, special teams, seniors with their families, coaches with their families and football personnel with their families.

Following the photo sessions, the junior varsity will scrimmage, and then the varsity Buckaroos will take the field for their scrimmage. Watermelon will be served after the game.

The scrimmage will be free and open to the public.

The 2022 Breckenridge High School Buckaroos will take on their first outside opponent a few days before school starts when they travel to Fort Worth on Aug. 11 to scrimmage against Castleberry and Gainesville. On Aug. 18, Mineral Wells will come to Breckenridge for a scrimmage. The first day of school will be Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The official opening game of the season will be in Buckaroo Stadium against the Jacksboro Tigers on Aug. 26. Here’s the complete schedule for the 2022 season:

2022 Buckaroo Football Schedule

The Breckenridge High School Buckaroos started practice this week, getting prepared for the 2022 football season. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The Buckaroos practice pass receiving during their workout earlier this week. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

To see a photo gallery from this week’s Buckaroo summer program, click here.


Cutline, top photo: Buckaroo head coach Casey Pearce watches as players run drills during Tuesday’s summer workout at Buckaroo Stadium. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)


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