With an opportunity to shake up early expectations in the Valley Oak League, Weston Ranch couldn’t cash in on the chance, eventually crumbling to the visiting Sonora Wildcats 41-15 Friday in VOL action.
The Wildcats (1-0, 2-2 overall) scored on the final play of the first quarter and reeled off 21 unanswered points before Weston Ranch would get on the board with a 7-yard Kenny Williams touchdown reception from James Simerley.
Sonora took control of the contest by dominating the time of possession, holding the Cougars to just 10 offensive plays in the first half. Things didn’t get much better for the Cougars in the second half, closing the contest with only five converted first downs.
With minimal offensive productivity, the Cougar defense was forced to cope with the consequences. The held a somewhat potent Sonora offense to just 278 yards, but a bruising rushing attack that featured 50 carries wore Weston Ranch down in time.
The Cougars had a pair of turnovers to go along with untimely penalties nullifying drives on offense or extending offensive series’ on defense.
The Cougars lone other score came on a 16-yard Kashon Andrews scamper with 3:18 remaining in the game.