Spartans Continue Slide to Open Season


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After scoring the game’s opening points, the Emery Spartans saw the Payson Lions score 31 unanswered points, taking the game 31-7.

The loss dropped the Spartans to 0-3 on the season with just one game remaining on its preseason schedule before region action begins.

Kyson Stilson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jaymes Bowman at the 2:50 mark of the first quarter to get the Spartans on the board. The score stayed at 7-0 until the 2:49 mark of the second when Payson notched its first point, tying the game. The Lions added another strike with under 20 seconds left in the half to take a lead into the break.

Emery (0-3, 0-0 3A North) will host Manti on Friday. The game will be broadcast live on ETV Channel 10 at 7 p.m.

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