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On Thursday, February 22, 2024 Sonora hosted the annual Colt and Lady Colt relays. The 8th grade girls and the 7th grade boys place first in the home relay event. Results are as follows:

It came down to the wire on Monday night, as the Sonora baseball team grabbed the victory in walk-off fashion, 10-9, over the San Angelo Saints.

Another successful Sonora Bronco football season has come to a conclusion. We “did that other thing” last Friday night in San Angelo as a former Sonora Head Football Coach used to say.

For the second consecutive year, the Sonora Broncos 11-1, 4-1, defeated the Farwell Steers in the Area playoff round of 2A Div 1 football. The Bronco defense played lights out the majority of the game and keyed on Farwell’s rushing attack, which this season consisted of Corey Stancell and quarterback Jonathan Armstrong. The Broncos limited Stancell to 31 yards on six carries and one touchdown. Armstrong had to run for his life most of the second half of the game and gained 65 yards. Farewell, Farwell.

The Sonora Broncos were the favorites to win last Friday night’s District 3-2A Div 1 game in Forsan. But as former Bronco AD/HFC Jason Herring used to say, “It’s gonna be a WAR” and it was! Forsan’s varsity players and coaches game planned to take no prisoners. It worked and the Buffs upset Sonora 24-22.

This was the fourth meeting between Christoval and Sonora. It was Senior Night at Bronco Stadium. Our grass field looked great and was painted to perfection for the last home game of the 2023 season.

The Sonora Broncos continued their winning ways and remained undefeated for the 2023 season by blasting the Reagan County Owls 57-12 last Friday night at Bronco Stadium. Sonora (7-0,2-0) used several offensive weapons to move the ball down the field and light up the scoreboard.

Friday night in the opening District 3-2A Division 1 game, the 8th ranked Sonora Broncos defeated their longtime I-10 rival, Ozona, for the 59th time in the 97 game series, 49-38. The game was played in Bronco Stadium on HCTC Spirit Night before the largest crowd of the season.

It was Harper’s Homecoming and Frontier Days in the Hill Country city. The Sonora Broncos have been there before for the same events. In 2014, the Broncos traveled to Harper and defeated the Longhorns 36-7, scoring all the necessary points in the first half under amber colored stadium lights.

The Broncos continued to roll in the Homecoming game versus the 3A D2 Alpine Bucks with a 45-18 victory last Friday night. Senior Edgar Deluna, who plays both ways, led the team with 20 tackles, 234 yards of rushing, and had a sack. Deluna had another four touchdown game including a thrilling 94 yarder. Deluna is in the top five Region 1 Total Touchdown Stat Leaders of all divisions with 15.

The tenth ranked Sonora Broncos stayed undefeated with a 39-13 dominating victory over longtime rival Eldorado Friday night on the road at Larry Mitchel Stadium. The two schools first met in 1922. This 101st year of the rivalry really delivered. The Broncos poured on 570 yards of offense and scored 26 unanswered points when the heat of the day finally started to subside.

Sonora hosted their annual cross country meet on Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Varsity girls and boys along with JV girls finished in first place. The JV boys finished in a close second.

It was an electric atmosphere at Bronco Stadium for the 2023 home opener between the 1-0 Coahoma Bulldogs and the 1-0 Sonora Broncos. Sonora fans, players and coaches alike had circled this game on the calendar after the Bulldogs upset the Broncos (10-3) 31-27 a year ago.

It was another electric atmosphere in the longtime rivalry matchup between the Ballinger Bearcats (3A D2) and the Sonora Broncos (2A D1). Ballinger fans packed their stands and lined the fences only to witness their Bearcats get overpowered by Sonora 46-12.

The Sonora Broncos varsity football season kicks off this Friday night at 7 PM on the road against the 3A Div 2 Ballinger Bearcats. Last year Sonora defeated the Bearcats (1-9 in 2022) in the home opener 29-7.

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