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.
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.