Breckenridge High School

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Coordinates: 32°45′32″N 98°54′28″W / 32.7589°N 98.9079°W / 32.7589; -98.9079

Breckenridge High School
Address
500 W Lindsay St
Breckenridge, Texas, 76424-3496
United States
Information
School type Public high school
School district Breckenridge Independent School District
Principal Bryan Dieterich
Assistant principals Robert Jackson
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 426[1] (2012)
Color(s)           Green & White
Athletics conference UIL Class AA
Mascot Buckaroos/Lady Bucks
Website

Breckenridge High School is a public high school located in the city of Breckenridge, Texas and classified as a 2A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Breckenridge Independent School District located in Stephens County. In 2013, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

Breckenridge High School's mascot is a Buckaroo (a cowboy riding a bucking horse).

Athletics[edit]

The Breckenridge Buckaroos compete in the following sports [3]

Cross Country, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball, Baseball

Football[edit]

No team and community manifested the state's football culture more spectacularly than Breckenridge [...]. Until Gordon Wood's Brownwood Lions eclipsed them in 1960, the Buckaroos were the scourge of West Texas.

—Ty Cashion[4]

Breckenridge's football success goes back to oil boom era in the late 1920s. P. E. Shotwell, who coached the Buckaroos from 1927–34, guided the team to the state finals in 1929, where they tied Port Arthur Jefferson 0–0 in the snowy weather of Waco.[4] Under coach Eck Curtis (1935–44) they made the semifinals in 1942. Despite Breckenridge's declining population as the oil boom faded, the Buckaroos still played some of the largest schools in West Central Texas. With an enrollment of less than 400 students during the 1950s, Breckenridge's football varsity barely comprised 30 players.[4] Yet, during the 1950s the Buckaroos formed a true dynasty under head coaches Cooper Robbins (1945–51), Joe Kerbel (1952–54) and Emory Bellard (1955–59). Breckenridge appeared in five Class 3A State Championship games, winning four times in 1951, 1952, 1954, and 1958 and tying Cleburne for the title in 1959.[5][6] While at Breckenridge, Emory Bellard developed the wishbone formation.[4] His 1958 Buckaroo squad was voted the Fort Worth Star Telegram team of the century.


State Titles[edit]

  • Football [7]
    • 1929*, 1951(3A), 1952(3A), 1954(3A), 1958(3A), 1959(3A)*
    • Co-champions*
  • Girls Golf [8]
    • 2000(3A), 2002(3A)
  • Tennis -
    • 1998(3A)
  • Ready Writing -
    • 2002(3A)

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Texas Tribune
  2. ^ "2013 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ a b c d Cashion, Ty (1998). Pigskin Pulpit: A Social History of Texas High School Football Coaches. Austin: Texas State Historical Association. pp. 166–169. ISBN 0-87611-168-1. 
  5. ^ Dave Campbell's Texas Football, 2008 edition, page 362
  6. ^ Breckenridge's two co-championships in 1929 and 1959 tie it with Cleburne (ironically, its 1959 opponent) for the most co-championships in UIL football; as UIL has adopted NCAA overtime rules, no other school can achieve this distinction.
  7. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  8. ^ UIL Girls Gold Archives

External links[edit]