June 25, 2024

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Sonora battles but drops CIF quarterfinal round playoff game against Vista Del Lago

Sonora Coach Kevin Oberlander talks to his players, including seniors (standing) after Thursday’s loss. (Photo courtesy Jim McCormack, For OC Sports Zone).

Sonora’s successful football season ended Thursday night when Vista Del Lago put together a strong second half for a 21-7 victory over the Raiders in the CIF Division 9 quarterfinals at La Habra.

Coach Kevin Oberlander paid tribute to his seniors after the game.

Sonora finished the season 9-3 while Vista Del Lago (9-3) moves into the semifinals.

After falling behind 7-0, Sonora tied the game on a TD pass from quarterback Landon Martin to Olin Morales-Hyder late in the second half.

The teams were tied 7-7 at halftime before Vista Del Lago scored two second half TDs.

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—Courtesy Jim McCormack, For OC Sports Zone