Nick Ross ran for two touchdowns and kicked a 37-yard field goal as Sonora clinched a playoff berth with an 18-9 victory over Sunny Hills in a Freeway League game Friday at Buena Park High School.
Sonora (5-5, 3-2 in league) managed only 51 yards of offense in the first half and its defense surrendered 220 yards to Sunny Hills (2-8, 0-5), which led, 9-8, at the half.
Zach Tune scored on a six-yard run to give Sunny Hills an early 6-0 lead. But Raider quarterback Ross capitalized on a fumble recovery to score on a one-yard run, and a two-point conversion gave Sonora an 8-6 lead.
The Lancers marched right back down the field, and Corey Achay kicked a 23-yard field goal 12 seconds before halftime.
Brandon Shepard carried the bulk of the Lancer offense in the first half, rushing for 155 yards in 18 carries.
But Sonora played a completely different game in the second half. Ross led a no-huddle offense to near-perfection, and the Raider defense gave up only 65 yards.