It's been a banner year for Payson teams in the Central Arizona Youth Football Association.
With only the championship round remaining Saturday, Nov. 20, Rim country squads hold down first place in all three East region age/weight divisions.
In the majors, which is made up of middle school-aged players, the Payson Raiders (10-0) are rolling along undefeated. The black and silver will try to sew up the team's second successive championship at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Chino Valley against the Camp Verde Bulldogs.
The Dogs finished the CAYFA regular season 8-2 and in second place.
All season, the Raiders have steamrolled through the schedule outscoring their opponents 281-68 and racking up five shut-outs.
Among the CAYFA Minors East teams, the Payson Broncos are 8-2 and on top of the standings.
By virtue of their regular season championship, the Broncos are seeded into the championship finale at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Chino Valley Heritage Middle School. The Broncs' opponents, the Camp Verde Vipers, finished as region silver medalists with a 6-3 mark.
In the Mighty Might East region, the Payson Buccaneers wrapped up the season with a league leading 8-1 record. The Payson Bears were 6-3 and in second place.
Among other Payson team entries in CAYFA, the major division Eagles finished with a 6-4 record and in third place.
The Payson Wildcats were 3-7 and in fourth place in the minors division.
In majors games Nov. 13, the Raiders whipped the Chino Valley Trojans 30-6 and the Eagles fell to the Wickenburg Wranglers 14-8.
In minor division action, the Broncos were nipped 7-6 by the Chino Valley Titans. The Wildcats absorbed the wrath of the White Mountain Lightning 26-6.
Mighty Might play saw the Bucs edge the Chino Valley Titans 16-14 and the Bears romp the White Mountain Lightning 34-12.
Central Arizona Youth Football Standings
Payson Raiders 10 0 0
Camp Verde Bulldogs 8 2 0
Payson Eagles 6 4 0
White Mountain Lightning 3 7 0
Round Valley 1 8 0
Payson Broncos 8 2 0
Camp Verde Vipers 6 3 0
White Mountain Minor Lightning 6 4 0
Payson Wildcats 3 7 0
Camp Verde Rattlers 2 6 0
White Mountain Minor Thunder 2 8 0
Mighty Mights East
Payson Buccaneers 8 1 0
Payson Bears 5 3 0