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Q & A with Jack Devine

Bryan Look and Quinn Knoblock
November 2
Filed under Features, Football, Lacrosse - Boys, Profiles

VIKING MAGAZINE: What is playing sports like at a private school compared to a public school? JACK DEVINE:  I haven’t witnessed it firsthand, but from what I’ve heard, I think it’s a bit more of a commitment if you’re playing a private school sport. VM: How so? JD: With Bellarmine Football,...

Vikings fall to Monarchs 41-7

Vikings fall to Monarchs 41-7

Hayley Levine
September 9
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs 41-7 in their second home game of the season. There was a change at quarterback when Jackson Chyrst ('19) started over the injured Jordan Schilling ('17). Chyrst ('19) looked good, throwing one touchdown pass to go along with one interception,...

Football takes down Patterson 25-12 in the season opener

Football takes down Patterson 25-12 in the season opener

Dillon Scheel, Staff Writer
August 27
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Palo Alto holds strong after a shutout first half at home to beat Patterson 25-12 on Friday, August 26. “It feels good. I’m proud of the way we played,” said Jordan Schilling (‘17) of his first start at the quarterback position. The Vikings started with a run heavy offense, relying hea...

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Lauren Koyama
October 25
Filed under Football, Top Stories

After a slow start, the Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Los Gatos Wildcats during the Homecoming game this Friday 42-20. The Vikings suffered a rough start after the Wildcats scored just 21 seconds into the first quarter, gaining the lead 7-0. After the Vikings returned the ball, Paul Jackson III (‘18)...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama
October 20
Filed under Football

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer
September 26
Filed under Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings were brutally beaten at home by the Oak Groves Eagles with a final score of 46-7. “We gave it our all. They were prepared and they really gave it to us. But we just got to come out next week and play our game” defensive back Ty Wilcox (‘17)  said. The Vikings...

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

2015 Football Preview: A New Physical Presence

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer
September 8
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

After a losing year with a record of 3 and 7, the Palo Alto Vikings are very hopeful for this upcoming football season. “Our goal for this year is to have a better year than last year,” Troy Henderson (‘17) said. The Vikings are coming into this season with a different mentality than last...

Vikings beat Sequoia in football season opener 54-28

Skylar Burris and Lauren Koyama, Staff Writers
September 5
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

  The Palo Alto Vikings defeat the Sequoia Cherokees 54-28 at home in their season opener on Friday night. “54 points is a great feeling,” Justin Hull (‘16) said. “We didn’t score that much last year so it’s great. It’s a great feeling.” The Viking started the game stro...

Where He Is Now

Where He Is Now

Maddy Atwater and Isaac Kasevich
November 12
Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Top Stories

For top-flight athletes, one false step can bring injury. Some athletes are sidelined for minutes, some for games and some even miss whole seasons. But, there are a few cases through all levels of sport where an injury or health issue can end a promising career prematurely.  In just a few brief but...

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer
November 9
Filed under Fall Sports, Football

Playing with all odds against them, the Palo Alto Vikings received a brutal beating on Senior Night this Friday to the reigning Central Coast Section (CCS) Division one Champions, the Milpitas Trojans, with a final score of 47-7. The Viking’s single touchdown was caught by Riley Schoeben (‘16)...

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