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BHS athletes sign with area colleges

BHS athletes sign with area colleges
February 05
14:32 2023

Five Breckenridge High School student athletes signed with area colleges on Friday, Feb. 3, in a ceremony that had been rescheduled because of the winter storm that created hazardous driving conditions for most of the week, leading to the schools being closed for four days.

Signing with Abilene Christian University were Buckaroo football player Jerry Lawson, defensive lineman, and track team member Sean Cooksey. Track athlete Chase Lehr signed with the University of North Texas. Signing with Cisco Junior College were Buckaroo cheerleader McKenna Adams and athletic trainer Kendal Andrade.

Click here to see the Breckenridge Texan’s Photo Gallery from the signing event.

“Their work and dedication to their sport and to their teams is evident today. Their dreams are getting to come true today,” said Casey Pearce, Breckenridge Independent School District Athletic Director. “Remember this, after today, things change. The work ethic, dedication, your resilience is going to have to change, because to do it at the collegiate level is hard. But, you’re set up. You’ve got your fanbase, you’ve got family, and you’ve got the Buckaroo Nation. Today is a day for you to celebrate.”

The athletes were joined by their friends, family, coaches and other teachers and community members for the event, and Owen Simpson with KTXS-TV in Abilene was on-scene to interview the athletes.

BHS track Coach Mark Young congratulates Chase Lehr, left, and Sean Cooksey, right, for signing with their respective colleges, the University of North Texas and Abilene Christian University at the signing day, Feb. 3. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

BHS Athletic Director Casey Pearce, right, and his dad, Bill Pearce, left, congratulate Kendal Andrade for signing with Cisco Junior College as an athletic trainer. Bill Pearce is a former Buckaroo football coach and athletic director and the current Trainer for Buckaroo Athletics. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Cutline, top photo: Buckaroo football player Jerry Lawson and cheerleader McKenna Adams pose for a picture on Breckenridge High School’s signing day, Friday, Feb. 3. McKenna, who was recently crowned the 2023 Buckaroo Queen, is going to Cisco Junior College, and Lawson, who was this year’s Great Lord Chamberlain, is going to Abilene Christian University. The signing event also included their fellow athletes Sean Cooksey, Chase Lehr and Kendal Andrade. Click here for more photos. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)



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