It may have taken overtime to finish the job, but Payson ultimately got the result it was hoping for on Friday. They were fully in charge, breezing past Catalina 71-14. Payson were expected to win, but the margin was definitely larger than the state rankings had forecast.
The matchup started off well for Payson, whose offense put up 30 first-half points. Catalina matched them to leave it all tied up at 30-30. The offense put that tie to bed by coming up with 21 points in the second half to win the game. The win got Payson back to even at 2-2. The loss dropped Catalina's record to 1-3.
Payson will stay at home next week against Chinle at 7:00 PM. Catalina will look to defend their home turf against Coolidge at 7:00 PM.
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