Sonora Scores Early to Win Over 2nd Half Slugfest
SAN ANGELO, TX — Undefeated, they reign—the Sonora Broncos trampled over the Reagan County Owls 42-14. The game could have gone back and forth offensively if Sonora hadn’t quickly taken over the momentum early in the game. In the second half, the game was scoreless.
“Our main goal was to win tonight,” said Sonora Head Coach Jeff Cordell.
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Sonora was out of the gate first when Jarrett Jackson punched in a five-yard rushing touchdown, and to top it off, carried the ball in for the two-point conversion. The Broncos gained an 8-0 lead just 30 seconds into the game.
Reagan County put their first points up towards the end of the first quarter, but Sonora answered in a timely manner. Kaden Cordell became a playmaker on two consecutive drives for Sonora as he aired out a 69-yard pass to Munoz, then a 68-yard ball to Jarrett Jackson; both in which resulted in end zone celebrations for the Broncos. Sonora locked down the first quarter with a 21-6 lead.
“Kaden put it on the money where he needed to,” Coach Cordell said.
Kaden Cordell put the spotlight on his teammates. “Our receivers ran great routes, we had a good offensive scheme, and my offensive line gave me a lot of time to make decisions,” Kaden said.
In the second quarter scores were accounted for by Dutton and Jackson, along with defensive star Brock Aschenbeck. Aschenbeck was making big tackles all night for the Broncos, then with 4:17 remaining in the half he was given the ball on the one-yard line and charged through the Owls defense.
Reagan County made a small rebuttal with one touchdown in the second quarter leaving the score at 42-14 going into halftime.
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The second half was ugly. Not only was there not a single point added to the board, and there were a multitude of dead ball personal fouls handed out. Reagan County grew frustrated and began to try other tactics to get to Sonora. Although it became a grudge match Coach Cordell had positive words, “Coach Weston does a good job with that ball club over there.”
Sonora will travel to Ballinger next week to go for another win and keep their victory ride alive.