PHS Football: Working to Take Back the Season

Ben Spencer and Adriana Cruz

It has been a bittersweet year for our football team. With high expectations coming from last year the Lions started out with a heart breaking loss to Timpanogos.  The second game they roared back with an upset win over Orem.   This win was followed by a tough loss to undefeated West Lake.  The next week we had a close loss to Juab. Even though our Payson football team is 1-3 they never go down without a fight! The Lions are working hard to get their season back on track.“We are working harder in practice, the tempo is very high”, said Team Capitan Josh Lundberg.

Their goal this year is to beat rival Salem Hills High School, and make it to the playoffs. But to be able to do that they have to work together, get to know each other better, and play with passion, said Able Martinez. Coach Jeremy Chapman feels the reason why the homecoming game was lost because they didn’t match the Juab’s intensity and he recommends the team to play with passion in their next games.

“Football is a game of passion, intensity, and effort,” said Coach Chapman. So good LUCK this year football! And we hope to see many wins!!