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Buckaroos come to town Friday to take on the Indians

Long time district and area foe Breckenridge Buckaroos will face the Indians at Indians Stadium this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

They will be bringing in a good dual threat quarterback with a good running back and receiver as well. Also their long time head coach is back with his stinging run defense. The Harris Ratings System has the match up against the 3A-Div. 1 40th ranked Buckaroos as a pick’ em game. They have Comanche ranked 27th in 3A-Div. 2.

Comanche Indians out matched in first football game of the season against Eastland

The Comanche Indians had a hard time last Friday night against the Eastland Mavericks and their division 1 college football prospects.

On the first possession the Indians went three and out and the Mavericks came back a scored quickly on their first possession. Division one college football prospect Brandon Fielding (JR) broke off a long run and then scored a touchdown. It was downhill sledding for the Indians after that.

Behren Morton, Mavericks quarterback and Texas Tech University football prospect threw a touchdown pass to start the second quarter making the score Eastland 21 and Comanche 0.

The Indians bounced back during the quarter and with some hard nosed football cut the score to 21 to 34 at halftime. Luke Wilson, Indians sophomore ran in for a 15 yard touchdown giving the Indians their first score of the season with 7:15 left in the second quarter. Logan Wilkerson, junior running back scored later on a one yard touchdown run and Wilson scored again in the last minute before the half.

This was all the points the Indians could muster and the Mavericks kept on making big plays after big plays on offense with the final score being Eastland 57 and Comanche 21.

Indians Head Football Coach, Stephen Hermesmeyer said, “We were just mismatched with Eastland and they are a very good football team”. He was proud of the way the Indians fought back in the second quarter and moved the ball but he was not pleased with the defense giving up big plays.

The score got out of hand by the Indians making some mistakes and giving the Mavericks short fields to work with.

On the bright side there were no injuries during the game.

Harvey Constancio was an offensive stand out with his offensive line play. Coach Hermesmeyer has been impressed with him throughout the scrimmages and this first game mainly because he was injured for the entire season last year and has come back strong. On defensive junior defensive end Brandon Kennedy gained praises from the Indians coaching staff.

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