The Sonora Broncos varsity football team had their 2022 season come to a conclusion on Saturday night in San Angelo. The final score in the Region 1-2A Division 1 playoff game against the now 13-0 Hawley Bearcats was 57-26.
For the third consecutive week, Sonora’s opponent was picked to be the winner. Last week the Farwell Steers were picked as three to six point favorites. Even the Farwell coach stated that his Steers would advance to the next round. After the football game at Big Spring’s Memorial Stadium, they went to the local Whataburger licking their wounds and shaking their heads. All the Bronco offense had to do was score three touchdowns and the aggressive, swarming defense took care of the rest.
On Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12, 2022 two of our own cowboys and cowgirls were inducted into the All-Cowboy & Arena Championship Hall of Fame. Sherry Altizer Ingham was awarded for her barrel racing career and Olie Smith was recognized for his career in steer wrestling.
In what turned out to be a nail-biter in the Clyde Bulldog Stadium last Thursday night, the Broncos survived to fight on another day. Sonora defeated the fourth place Olney Cubs to win the Region 1 2A Div 1 Bi-District Championship. The Broncos came from behind and stood toe to toe with Olney for the second time in Sonora football history. Olney was not your typical fourth place team and Pigskin Preps seemed to know it would be a close game.