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Friday Sports Gallery July 6, 2012

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Jake Swartwood assumed head coaching duties on Monday and is expected to be officially named the new football coach at an upcoming school board meeting.

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Swartwood tapped as new coach

Ellison steps down after three weeks as head of PHS football program

A man with deep Payson roots is expected to soon become the next Payson High School football coach, replacing Graham Ellison who was officially hired on June 9 and resigned June 28 saying he was leaving for “health reasons.” Jake Swartwood assumed the head coaching duties yesterday, Monday, and is expected to be named the permanent coach at an upcoming board meeting.

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