BY RAY & NANCY GLASSCOCK

This was the eighty fourth game between Eldorado and Sonora. Sonora leads the series by twelve games, but the winning margin didn’t increase Friday night at Larry Mitchel Stadium in Eldorado. Eagle signal caller Korbin Covarrubiaz passed for 304 yards and five touchdowns for a 48 – 26 victory. The eighth ranked 2A Div 2 Eagles’ record is now 4 and 0 with one game being canceled due to COVID-19.

With less than two minutes expired, Covarrubiaz connected with Cooper Meador for a fifteen yard touchdown pass. This would be the first of four Covarrubiaz to Meador touchdowns. The Broncos answered with a 15 play, nine minute drive that ended with a four yard touchdown run by Hunter O’Banon.

The Broncos took a 14 to 12 lead early in the second quarter when a streaking Fernando Gonzalez cut into the center of the field and caught a Jaime Buitron pass in stride for a 65 yard touchdown play. O’Banon ran for the two point conversion.

With the score 18 to 14 in Eldorado’s favor, the Broncos kept the ball on the ground with runs by Buitron, O’Banon, and Sean Mungia. On the eighth play of the drive, O’Banon had a one yard run for the third Sonora touchdown of the first half. The Broncos had their last lead of the night (20-18) at the 4:04 mark of the second quarter.

Sonora failed to score in the third quarter, while the Eagles scored twice. However, the final Bronco touchdown got everybody in the Sonora stands to their feet cheering with 9:40 left in the game. On the sixth play of this drive, Buitron threw a 35 yard pass to Jonah Galvan. Eagle James Kimble leaped trying for an interception, but the pigskin slipped through his hands into Galvan’s. Galvan secured it and scored the final Bronco touchdown.

With the loss, the Broncos finished non district play with a 2-3 record. District 2 play starts Friday October 8th on the road in Ingram. The Warriors are also 2-3 in non district play this season.

On Thursday in Bronco Stadium, Sonora hosted all three Eldorado sub-varsity teams for another triple header of football games. The seventh grade colts suffered their first loss by a score of 18-14. Angel Diaz had two touchdowns. Wyatt Killough had an interception. Ignacio Mendoza and Hayden Masters made some fine tackles in the game. The eighth grade Colts had a 14-0 lead early on two Justin Gonzalez touchdowns, but also lost 26-20.

In the nightcap, the JV Broncos got the 12-0 victory. Quarterback Quinn Carroll had a score on the QB sneak and Josh Lozano scored after Carmelo Alviso’s leaping blocked punt recovery.

The JV team plays at home on October 7th, while both Colts teams travel to their first away games in Ingram. At press time, Coach Weston was trying to schedule games for the Colts during the bye week.