The Sonora varsity football team is on the road again this Friday traveling to Mason for their third non-conference match, September 14, 2018, at Puncher Stadium.

Both teams are 2-0 and will be looking to add another win to their season record.

Sonora defeated Lamesa 40-17 this past Friday and Mason romped Johnson City 49-6.

Looking ahead to Friday’s match up, Head Coach Jeff Cordell said this is a game that fans are sure to enjoy.

“Next week will be a dog fight and a game people will not want to miss,” Cordell said. “The Mason Punchers are the real deal and there is a reason they are ranked in the top five in the State of Texas. Kade Burns does a great job with his team and their team is loaded.”

Like the Broncos, the Punchers went deep in the state playoffs last year. To their advantage, most of their players returned to play again this year.
Although there are 22 senior classmen on Sonora’s varsity team this year, some of last season’s key players have moved on.

This and other factors could have an unfavorable impact on the outcome of Friday’s game for the Broncos.

So far this year, several Broncos players are shaping up nicely.

At the top of the list, Sonora’s quarterback Brian Van Winkle is showing 286 yards passing and JR Velasquez is at 79.5 rushing yards per game. Additionally, Carlos Mendez has nine tackles per game, Wesley Dutton 12 points per game and Brock Aschenbeck .5 sacks per game on average.
Of course, both teams are looking for another state title.

“They have almost everyone back,” Cordell said. “They are very talented and very fundamentally sound in all phases of the game. It’s really hard to find any weakness. For the Broncos to have a chance at success, we must play a mistake free ball game. We have to be consistent with moving the ball on offense and we must get stops defensively and limit the big play by the Puncher offense.”

Decidedly, the Broncos will need to find a way to limit the Puncher’s quarterback Otto Wofford.

As well, Sonora will have to stop Puncher’s running back Klay Klaerner and wide receiver Ethan Powell to ensure that they don’t run past the Broncos.

No matter what side of the field, fans should keep their eyes on all of the Broncos players as everyone of them has the potential for success on the field.

Ready for the challenge, Cordell said, “The Broncos are excited and looking forward to playing one of the best teams in the State of Texas.”

Fans are encouraged to grab some popcorn and watch the excitement under the Friday night lights at Puncher Dome.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.