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Sonora has few highlights in loss to Mayfair

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

LA HABRA – The Sonora offense finally came to life in the second half, but it was too late to help the Raiders avoid falling to Mayfair, 34-7, on Friday night in a nonleague game at La Habra High.

The Raiders (0-3) kept the game scoreless for the first quarter, but the Monsoons took advantage of continuously great field position to build a 14-0 lead in the second.

The seemingly most painful blow for Sonora came when the Monsoons (1-2), who appeared content to run out the clock and go into halftime, were able to get Chris Adimora loose for a 72-yard run that set up another TD with only 13 seconds remaining.

Derek Cull took over at quarterback for the Raiders (0-3) to start the second half. He drove his team 82 yards in 16 plays, taking 5:05 off of the clock, and Mateo Corros finished the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run.

Cull kept the offense moving in the second half, but twice Sonora was stopped on fourth-down running attempts. Cull also threw an interception in the end zone.

Anthony Sermino ran for 93 yards to lead the Raiders, while Cull added 41 yards rushing.

After finishing the first half with three first downs, the Raiders had 11 in the second half and drove inside the Monsoons’ 35-yard line five times.


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