Undefeated Sonora Shuts Out Coleman in First Playoff Round
SAN ANGELO, TX — The Sonora Broncos are Division II 3-A Bi-District Champions after shutting out the Coleman Bluecats 43-0 at San Angelo Stadium Thursday night.
“We started off good. That’s what we wanted to do,” Sonora Head Coach Jeff Cordell said. “We wanted to start off fast and put some points on the board, and make our opponent play catch up and that’s exactly what we did tonight.”
WATCH: Kaden Cordell on the keeper goes for a 7 yard touchdown, puts the Sonora Broncos up 21-0 on the Coleman Bluecats with 11:12 left in the 2nd quarter
Sonora was on fire early on as they dominated Coleman on both sides of the ball.
Sonora’s quarterback Kaden Cordell led the Broncos offense with ease throughout the night and added an interception on defense as well.
Cordell led the Broncos to an early touchdown pass to Wesley Dutton who exploded for 67-yards after the catch.
Above: Pre-game coin toss-Coleman wins and chooses to receive, Sonora vs. Coleman at San Angelo Stadium on Nov. 16, 2017. (LIVE! Photo/Miguel Jaurequi)
Coleman would drive the ball down the field on their next possession, but would turn the ball over on downs.
Sonora capitalized on the turnover by Coleman with a 46-yard touchdown by Jarrett Jackson with a minute left in the first quarter.
Going into the second, the Broncos would get the ball again after another turnover on downs by the Coleman Bluecats.
Sonora would again take advantage of the Bluecats turnover on a quarterback keeper by Cordell that put the Broncos up 21-0 early in the second quarter.
After getting the ball back late in the first half Cordell drove the Broncos downfield and capped the possession off with a 39-yard touchdown pass to Jackson.
At the half Sonora had a commanding 28-0 lead over a Coleman team that would continue to struggle.
WATCH: Sonora Head Football Coach Jeff Cordell on their Bi-District Playoff win against Coleman on Nov. 16, 2017:
Cordell continued his stellar performance in the second half with a touchdown pass to Willie Munoz and a diving interception that had his team fired up on the sidelines.
Neither team would score again in the third quarter, but Sonora would take a decisive 35-0 lead into the fourth quarter.
Nothing changed for Sonora in the fourth quarter as the Broncos’ backup quarterback Brian Van Winkle connected with receiver Abel Cruz for a touchdown that went for more than 80 yards.
The game would end with Sonora shutting out Coleman 43-0 to win the Div II 3A Bi-District championship in San Angelo.
Sonora will face the winner of the Spearman vs Coahoma game that will be played in Plainview tomorrow.