Payson’s football team lost 43-0 at Show Low on Friday to fall to 0-2 this season.
The Longhorns are scheduled to open the 3A Metro East at home against Arizona College Prep at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Knights are 2-0 after beating Ironwood American Leadership Academy 54-0 on Friday. The Knights were scheduled to face Gilbert Christian, but that game was canceled and they were able to schedule another opponent.
The Longhorns may be looking to do the same thing for their Oct. 30 game at Scottsdale Coronado if the Dons cancel the game. Coronado has canceled three consecutive games since opening with a 43-0 loss to Dysart to open the season but hope to return to action beginning with the game against Payson. The Roundup could not confirm the reason for the three canceled games by press time.
Payson is scheduled to play at Fountain Hills on Oct. 23. The Falcons were scheduled to play at Coronado this week but will now have an open date unless they can find another opponent.
The Longhorns are scheduled to close the season with home games against Chandler Valley Christian on Nov. 6 and Snowflake on Nov. 13.