PHS football coach Josh Anderson is hoping to take the home field advantage to Bradshaw Mountain.
The Horns will visit the Yavapai County school Sept. 26 for the Bears’ homecoming. Kick off is 7 p.m.
Anderson says a pro-Payson team at Bradshaw Mountain would be a huge morale booster for the Longhorns and also build on the town’s reputation as a strong supporter of its youth.
“Its very important for us to have a big crowd in Prescott Valley on Friday night to help cheer us on,” Anderson said.
“Bradshaw is going to be tough and it’s a big game for us in power points.”
Because BM is a Class 4A school, the Horns will receive additional all-important power points for a victory.
The points will be used to seed the team into the state tournament at the conclusion of the regular season.
There is, however, more to taking an overflow crowd of ardent boosters to Bradshaw Mountain than power points.
There could also be a little chicanery going on near Prescott.
“They thought it was a fluke that we beat them last year,” Anderson said. “They even went so far as to make us their homecoming game to help them get pumped up to beat us.”
The coach contends the Payson players will be ready for Bradshaw.
“Our boys know all of this and do not feel good about the lack of respect from them just because they are a 4A team.”
In an effort to attract a large crowd, Anderson has approached the school administration about making bus travel plans.
“One for parents and adults and another for the students,” he said. “We had a huge crowd at home last year and it helped us out big time, now we need the same thing as we play them on the road.”
No word as yet on whether the travel buses will be available.
Call (928) 474-2233 for more information.
Thanks, TLL Electric
The Lady Longhorn soccer team would like to say “thank you” to Tracy and Larry Bishop at TLL Electric for their donation of two canopies.
The girls say they arrived just in time for the team’s trip to Camp Verde.
On the road again
Although the Horns will be on the road for the next two games, the team will return Oct. 10 to host Round Valley at 7 p.m.
For that game, the Friends And Neighbor (FAN) Club will be selling 50/50 split (raffle) and Spirit Couch tickets.
The 50/50 tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The Spirit Couch tickets are $5 each or three of $10.
“The couch is being moved to be closer to the fans and the action of the football field,” said FAN Club member Eileen Daniels. “The winner will be able to have three friends sit with him or her.”
The FAN Club is donating all the proceeds to the junior class to help with next spring’s prom.
All proceeds from the 50/50 raffle will be used to purchase a scorer’s table in Wilson Dome.
FAN Club meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the Pioneer Title building. New members are always welcome.