Her confidence was at an all-time high. The day after her initial meeting with Zendejas, Longo sat in the office of her high school’s athletic director, Paul Reynolds, and announced her intention to tryout for the high school football team as their kicker. She made the team and in her first season, she made 30 out of 33 point-after attempts and was 4 of 4 on field goals, the longest was a thirty-yarder.
Longo switched high schools before the start of her junior year. Her move to Basha High School meant she would have to sit out of sports for her junior year but she continued to hone her skills and improve her technique under the guidance of Alex Zendejas. She improved drastically..