EXTENDED TEAM FEATURE FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TEXAS FNF CUSTOM COVER PROJECT SCHOOL
8 OFFENSE, 8 DEFENSE
DAVID T. SINE
BLAKE WESTON, EDDIE FAVILA, LUKE
SHEETS, CANNON MCWILLIAMS, JAY
IMMEL, DAVID GALLEGOS, CASH
JENNINGS, JAY VALDEZ, GUY BARNETT,
DAVID BUITRON, CALEB PEREZ
KEY PLAYERS: Kaden Cordell (Jr., QB); Michael Solis
(Sr., ATH); Bryndon Robles (Sr., OL); Jose Hernandez
(Sr., LB); Rafael Mendoza (Sr., LB); Drew Buitron (Sr.,
ATH); Jarrett Jackson (Jr., RB); Carter Zook (Sr., WR);
Kade Creek (Sr., WR); Michael Mungia (Sr., DB)
1 Noah San Miguel WR/DB Sr.
2 Walker T Sine QB/DB So.
3 Carter Zook WR/DB Sr.
4 Kade Creek WR/DB Sr.
5 Jose Hernandez RB/LB Sr.
6 Jarrett Jackson RB/DB Jr.
7 Raully Ojeda WR/DB Sr.
8 Rafael Mendoza RB/LB Sr.
10 Michael Solis QB/DB Sr.
12 DrewBuitron RB/LB Sr.
13 Wesley Dutton QB/DB So.
14 Kaden Cordell QB/DB Jr.
15 Brandon Martinez RB/LB So.
17 MichaelMungia WR/DBSr.
19 Ariel Lugo WR/DB Sr.
24 Liam Yourgalite RB/D T Sr.
26 Dylan Taylor RB/LB So.
27 CarlosMendoza RB/LB So.
31 Chance Anderson RB/LB So.
37 Brian Van Winkle QB/DB So.
42 Evan Shannon QB/DB So.
48 Isaiah Lira RB/LB Sr.
50 AndrewMartinez OL/DL Sr.
51 Juan Villanueva OL/DL Sr.
54 Josh Galindo OL/DL Sr.
55 Logan Mcdonald OL/DL So.
56 Netza Estrada OL/DL Sr.
58 Efrain Manriquez OL/DL So.
59 Christian Ramon OL/DL Jr.
63 Joe Mikael Hidalgo OL/DL So.
65 BryndonRobles OL/DL Sr.
66 Xavier Rodriguez OL/DL Jr.
73 Alex Lozano OL/DL So.
77 Ray Kimbrell OL/DL Jr.
78 Noe Estrada OL/DL So.
79 Julian Guerra OL/DL Sr.
@FNFMAG #FNF TX FNFMAGAZINE. COM 2016 SEVEN TH ANNUAL EDI TION
SONORA BRONCOS 2016
AUG. 26: AT OZONA
SEP. 2: VS. LLANO
SEPT. 9: AT JUNCTION
SEP. 16: VS. JIM NED
SEPT. 23: AT CRANE
SEP. 30: VS. IRAAN (HOMECOMING)
OCT. 7: OPEN
OCT. 14: VS. ALPINE
OCT. 21: AT REAGAN COUN TY
OCT. 28: VS. BALLINGER
NOV. 4: AT SAN ANGELO TLCA
One year ago, David T. Sine knew he was in for a rebuilding project, but just not in the fashion
most would expect when he retook
the reigns at Sonora High School.
Sine was returning to lead the
Sonora football program for the
second time after a brief stint from
2009-2011. This time around, he
inherited a junior-heavy squad
fresh off a postseason run to the
Class 3A Division II semifinals.
Despite the previous success in
2014, Sine said he told his players
that things were going to change on
offense and defense.
“We told them we were going
to play faster, and throw the ball
more,” said Sine, who guided the
Broncos to the second round of
the 3A Division playoffs and an 8-4
overall record in 2015. “They were a
run-based team and we were trying
to implement a spread offense and
new aggressive style of defense.
“Anytime you have a transition
on offense and defense, it takes
time for the player to adapt. That’s
what happened with us, but we got
things rolling once district started.”
Indeed, the Broncos suffered
through some adversity by finishing
their non-district slate with a 2-3
record. But then, as Sine put it,
The Broncos ripped off six
straight victories before falling in
the second round of the Class 2A
Division II playoffs to Eastland.
“The kids will remember that one,”
Sine said of last year’s 70-38 loss
to the Mavericks.
In many ways, Sine hopes
the Broncos use the defeat as
motivation to get their season
rolling a little quicker this fall. With
25 returning lettermen, Sonora is
set up for success. Kaden Cordell,
last year’s District 2-3A Division
I MVP, returns after throwing for
2,442 yards and 26 touchdowns as
“We’re really excited for Kaden
Cordell to lead our offense, once
again,” Sine said. “He threw for more
than 2,400 yards last year, and we
feel he can improve that number
The Broncos also return a bulk of
their wide receivers, including Noah
San Miguel, Kade Creek and Michael
Solis. All three wideouts, who will be
seniors this fall, combined for 1,301
yards and 14 touchdowns.
More important, a majority of
the defense – specifically, eight
defensive starters – will come
“We have a senior-heavy team
that’s going to be hungry,” Sine
said of what will make his defense,
which allowed 33 points per game
a season ago, even better. “They’ll
know what they’re doing now with a
year of the ( 10-1 defensive) system
under their belt.”
Two big cogs will be Liam
Yourgalite and Drew Buitron, who
combined for 152 tackles and 8. 5
sacks. The duo will be tasked to
disrupt the opponent’s quarterback
every game night.
Yourgalite, along with Isaiah Lira,
were named district co-Defensive
MVPs last season.
“Our overall team speed is
probably our greatest asset, right
now,” Sine said. “We’re telling the
kids that we’re going to play even
faster this year.”
The Broncos will have the
benefit of playing six non-district
games to start the season before
opening their distict schedule
Oct. 14 against Alpine. That game
figures to bring out the best in the
Sonora fans, who always get up for
the big games.
“Every fan that attends Bronco
Nation Stadium this fall will see a
team that epitomizes character,
class, and understands the importance of discipline,” Sine said.
“But most importantly, they will see
a football team that takes pride
in having fun. Except for getting
married and having children, Texas
high school football is the best time
of your life. Every fan that attends
will literally get a helmet salute
from our players because we are
truly grateful for their support. I’m
blessed with a wonderful coaching
staff that takes pride in everything
For the moment, Sine admits
he’s like any coach during the
spring – worrying about the
upcoming fall season. But then, as
he looks at his roster before the
start of summer, Sine will smile and
realize he wasn’t just rebuilding the
Broncos. He was also reloading.
“All of the kids have bought
into our ‘One team, one dream,
one goal’ motto,” Sine said. “Their
main focus is to put that sixth state
championship in our trophy case.”