June 15, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

PHOTOS: Sonora remains undefeated in league and gets ready for showdown with Troy

Sonora’s Anthony Abad scores one of his two touchdowns Friday night in a Freeway League game. (Photos courtesyCRiveraPhotography).

After capturing a 43-36 Freeway League victory over Fullerton, Sonora High School’s football team is focused on the next game Friday vs. Troy at La Habra.

Sonora (7-1, 3-0) and Troy (5-3, 3-0) are tied for first place with two weeks left in the regular season. Troy (5-3, 3-0) defeated Buena Park 21-7 Friday night.

“This was a big victory for our kids,” Sonora Coach Kevin Oberlander said of the win over Fullerton Friday night. “Our games vs. Fullerton are close every year so we knew it was going to be a battle. We’ve played good defense all year, but tonight it was our offense taking charge and controlling the game.

“We told the team this game would probably come down to the turnover battle and we were right. I’m proud of our offense for having zero turnovers and our defense for causing a fumble on the last Fullerton position of the game.”

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The Raiders were led by Anthony Abad, who had 20 carries for 221 yards and two touchdowns, Landon Martin who completed 11 of 15 passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns and Nick Fernandez, who rushed for 28 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Robertson had three carries for 43 yards for Sonora.

Sonora rushed for 311 yards as team, the coach added.

Olin Morales Hyder had three catches for 38 yards, Robertson two receptions for 21 yards and a TD, Brady Ackerman five catches for 85 yards and a TD and Fernandez one catch for 23 yards.

Sonora had 468 total yards on offense.

Fullerton (2-6, 0-3) hosts La Habra (4-4, 2-1) Friday night.