By: John Raffel
Breckenridge's football team is back on track
Breckenridge's football team is having a unique season.
The Huskies are coming off of 2016 when they had the 9-0 regular season, which had been preceded by a 0-9 mark in 2015.
The 2017 season started off with a 29-8 loss to Beaverton.
Coach Kris Robinson's team then came out strong with four straight big wins over Ashley (60-0), Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart (27-7), Montabella (48-9) and Coleman (44-6).
“We responded pretty well [after the loss to Beaverton],” Robinson said. “We're doing OK. Our athleticism across the board really helps. We're a pretty athletic team. We're starting to come together well. We improved every week. That's our goal, to get better every week and add more dimensions to what we can do. They're responding really well to it.”
Curtis Staley is the team's quarterback and leader in rushing attempts. He has 191 yards rushing in 47 attempts. He has also passed for 330 yards with three touchdowns and has five touchdowns rushing.
Hunter Collins has been the team's primary back with 450 yards on 44 attempts and six touchdowns. Lucas Ebright is an all-around runner. He has 11 yards rushing and three touchdowns and 188 yards receiving with three touchdowns.
Kenyon Story leads the defense in tackles. Middle linebacker Hunter Smith had 20 tackles against Montabella.
Robinson expects Carson City-Crystal in a home date to be a tough test.
The Huskies also play Merrill, Vestaburg and St. Louis to close out the regular season and are likely to be in the playoffs. Last year's 9-0 regular season was followed by a 21-6 loss in the first playoff game. Robinson and his players are hoping the loss to Beaverton will prove to be a blessing and make the team tougher for the rest of the regular season and perhaps in the postseason.