On the first play from scrimmage Friday evening, Longhorn tailback Payson Herring broke off a 60-yard scoring run that coupled with the conversion kick gave Payson High School a 7-0 lead over East region rival Snowflake.
But that was all the scoring the Longhorns could muster as the visiting Lobos edged out a 14-7 victory.
Using a no-huddle offense, the Lobos were able to carve out nice sized chunks of yardage but the Horn defense and penalties thwarted several scoring opportunities.
After Herring’s opening TD dart, the Lobo defense keyed on him the remainder of the game keeping the elusive scatback mostly in check.
The loss drops the Horns to 4-2 on the year and 2-1 in the East title chase. See the Oct. 5 edition of The Payson Roundup for complete game details