Harper football falls to Sonora

By Danny Hirt —

 

Harper avoided the shutout with only two seconds left in Friday night’s football game at Sonora.

That’s when Longhorn quarterback Gus Sagraves powered the ball over the goal line from the one-yard line in his teams’ 35-7 road loss.

Along the way, however, Harper helped trigger its own downfall by committing five turnovers — three lost fumbles and a pair of intercepted passes.

Harper (2-2) will try to regroup when it entertains Nueces Canyon this Friday, Sept. 27, starting at 7:30 p.m.

The Longhorns will observe an open date on Oct. 4, then return to the gridiron Oct. 11 when they open the District 14-A season at Mason.

 

Sonora 35, Harper 7

The host Broncos scored a touchdown in each of the first two quarters on their way to a 35-7 victory over Harper in non-district action Friday evening.

Sonora signal caller Michael Rollert got his team on the board in the opening period when he scored on an 11-yard touchdown run with 8:27 left, giving the Broncos an early 7-0 lead. Rollert completed six of the 14 passes he threw in the game for a total of 50 yards through the air.

Sid Anderson added to the hosts’ margin when he carried the ball over from four yards out near halftime.

Sonora cemented its stronghold with three more rushing touchdowns, these coming in the third quarter from Rollert (of 224 yards), Elijah Cross (three yards) and Bryan Garcia (22 yards), and giving the Broncos a 35-0 margin.

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