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Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Vikings get blown out by Archbishop Mitty

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
September 22
Filed under Football, Top Stories

Unlike the rain that subsided midway through Saturday afternoon, the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs did not let up, blowing out the Vikings 34-14 Saturday night at Foothill College. Compiling an 80-yard drive that culminated in a 21-yard Keesean Johnson ('14) touchdown to open the game, Paly's quick start...

Opening of Viking Stadium highlighted by Vikings 28-7 win over San Benito

Opening of Viking Stadium highlighted by Vikings 28-7 win over San Benito

Gillian Chryst and Katie Foug
September 14
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Kicking off its season in the newly constructed Viking Stadium, the Palo Alto High School football team defeated San Benito, 28-7. The grand opening was celebrated with ribbon cutting, carrying of the American flag, fireworks and a coin toss by 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh.  The Vikings started the game...

Stadium renewal pleases athletes and coaches alike

Stadium renewal pleases athletes and coaches alike

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer
September 5
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Work crews at Paly finished remodeling the football stadium this summer, completing the work that began near the start of last year, and was voted on back in 2008 as part of Palo Alto Unified School District's Strong Schools Bond. Much of the work on the bleachers and snack shack area, including new...

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

2013 Football preview: Young team to fill graduated gaps

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer
September 5
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

After last year’s first round CCS playoff loss to the Serra Padres, the Paly football team looks to fill the gaps of its graduated seniors with both its returning players and new, younger additions to the team. In addition to new players, the Vikings will also be playing in a newly built stadium, whi...

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Analyzing Manziel: Actions expressing priorities

Zach Rizk, Columnist
August 26
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Johnny Manziel. Johnny 'Football'. Johnny Heisman. We’ve all heard the nicknames for last year's Heisman trophy winner. But when was the last time you heard someone acknowledge the young phenomenon simply as a college student? It’s hard to acknowledge Manziel as a college student; something that t...

Vikings’ 2013-2014 football schedule released

Vikings’ 2013-2014 football schedule released

August 26
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Date Day Opponent Location Time/Score 08/30/13  Friday  Woodside/Aragon  Terra Nova  6:00 PM  09/13/13  Friday  San Benito  Paly  7:00 PM  09/21/13  Saturday  Mitty  Foothill  7:00 PM  09/27/13  Friday  Palma  Salinas  7:30 PM  10/04/13  Friday  Fremont  Fremont  ...

Chryst picks Stanford over USC, Alabama

Chryst picks Stanford over USC, Alabama

Zach Rizk, Columnist
June 29
Filed under College Sports, Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Palo Alto high school’s standout quarterback Keller Chryst (‘14) decided to stay in his hometown, Palo Alto, after committing to the Stanford Cardinal, Thursday. Chryst picked Stanford over offers from Alabama, Arizona, USC and Pitt. "I just felt it was the best for me overall," Chryst said to...

Paly grad set to face brother in Super Bowl

Paly grad set to face brother in Super Bowl

Jonny Glazier, Columnist
January 25
Filed under Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Paly alum Jim Harbaugh ('82) has been slowly and steadily building a name for himself over the last decade. Harbaugh's crowning achievement occurred last Sunday when his San Francisco 49ers won the NFC Championship in dramatic fashion over the Atlanta Falcons. Harbaugh's coaching exploits have taken...

How will rain effect the pac-12 championship game?

How will rain effect the pac-12 championship game?

Spencer Drazovich, Managing Editor
November 30
Filed under Fall Sports, Football

With the treacherous down pour this Friday, November 30 sports in the bay area will face new challenges. This is the first big rain we have had this year and it could not have come at a worse time with significant events such as the Pac-12 championship game scheduled for today. Stanford and UCLA will...

Football season ends with 52-35 loss to Serra

Football season ends with 52-35 loss to Serra

Alan Lamarque and Zach Rizk
November 17
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Viking's football team dropped a 52-35 decision to the Serra High School Padres in the first round of the Central Coast Section Open Division Playoffs Friday night at Hod Ray Field. Paly struck first, late in the first quarter with quarterback Keller Chryst (‘14) connecting with running...

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