Buitron carried the Broncos on his back at times with a share of the District 3-2A Division I at stake in the regular season finale. Buitron shined on offense, defense and special teams to lift Sonora to a 48-21 victory over Forsan, which clinched the No. 1 playoff seed for the Broncos as they needed to win by 11 points or more to secure the top seed. On offense, he carried the ball 26 times for 235 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while completing 9 of 17 passes for 178 yards and two TD passes.
At safety, he registered 10 total tackles, a tackle for loss and two sacks. He also had two punts for 91 yards, which included one that was pinned inside the 20-yard line. The do-it-all Buitron also kicks off and returns punts for the Broncos (8-2, 4-1), who are set to face Olney in the bi-district round of the playoffs. Sonora head coach Blake Weston says Buitron is the team’s leader on both sides of the ball. Buitron took home a silver medal last spring, as he was a part of the Bronco mile relay team that finished second at the UIL Class 3A state track & field meet.
“He’s just lightning in a bottle. He’s just a special athlete on the football field and really everything that he does. He was on our track team last year. He plays baseball. He’s a great baseball player. He’s lightning in a bottle, man. He has big-play capability and he’s very unselfish, too. We’ve had a lot of teams try to take him away this year and he’s very unselfish and facilitates the ball and gets it to other people when they are taking him away. That’s huge for a junior. To do that, he’s a very unselfish football player.”
-SONORA HEAD COACH BLAKE WESTON