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Vikings drop 56 points in win over Mountain View

Vikings drop 56 points in win over Mountain View

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer
November 2
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Paly football brought an offensive show to Spartan Stadium on Friday afternoon, winning 56-28 and advancing to 7-2 (6-1 league) in a game where Justin Gates Mouton ('13) recorded three touchdowns and Matt Tolbert reached 1,000 yards on the season. On the opening kickoff, Justin Gates-Mouton returned ...

Football defeats Saratoga 51-34 on Homecoming Night

Football defeats Saratoga 51-34 on Homecoming Night

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer
October 27
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings football team defeated the Saratoga Falcons 51-34 on Homecoming night to cap off Spirit Week. The Viking’s offense and defense were the stories of this game, as they were able to bring enough firepower to defeat a Saratoga team that threw for over 400 yards. The Vikings were...

The Vikings triumph over Wilcox 38-12

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football

The Palo Alto High School football team improved their record to 4-2 with a 38-12 win over the Wilcox Chargers, spoiling the Chargers' homecoming game. After forcing a Wilcox three and out, the Vikings drove down the field to the Chargers 20, only to stall on the 3rd down. Palo Alto called out their...

Football drops league opener 24-19 to Milpitas

Football drops league opener 24-19 to Milpitas

Austin Poore, Features Editor
September 29
Filed under Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School football team lost 24-19 to the Milpitas High School Trojans as the Vikings' second half comeback fell just short on Friday night under the lights at Paly. After falling behind 17-0 late in the first half, the Vikings worked hard to claw their way back into the game but ...

Replacing more than just the refs

Replacing more than just the refs

Jonny Glazier, Columnist
September 20
Filed under Columns, Fall Sports, Football, Pro Sports

Football season is upon us, Paly. And with the return of America’s beloved sport comes the typical array of bar fights, Boomer and “C’mon Man!”s. However, this year we have a new addition thrown into the mix: replacement referees.  As many of you already know, Roger Goodell has yet to come...

College players not living up to their commitments

College players not living up to their commitments

Josh Stern, Staff Writer
September 10
Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football

As college football's publicity rises, the number of student athletes banned, suspended or arrested increases as well. Last year, ESPN was flooded with tabloid stories concerning players who got in trouble. Public intoxication, possession and usage of drugs and resisting arrest are just some of the headlines...

2012 Palo Alto football season preview

2012 Palo Alto football season preview

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer
August 30
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

Two years removed from its state championship, the Palo Alto Vikings football team will look to bounce back from last year's loss to Bellarmine in the semifinals of the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division playoffs. The Vikings hope to improve on a 10-3 (6-1) record and rebound after losing ma...

Male Athlete of the Year 2012: B.J. Boyd

Male Athlete of the Year 2012: B.J. Boyd

Colin Patterson, Staff Writer
June 6
Filed under Baseball, Fall Sports, Featured Athlete, Features, Football, Profiles, Spring Sports

In the first 10 seconds of the 2011-2012 Paly football season, B.J. Boyd (‘12) found the end zone. Using his blistering, 4.4-second 40-yard dash speed, Boyd took the opening kickoff 85 yards all the way past the San Benito High School defense.  Three months and 25 touchdowns later, Boyd closed the...

The 49ers Breese by the Saints

The 49ers Breese by the Saints

Sammy Solomon, Staff Writer
January 15
Filed under Columns, Football, Top Stories

“Alex Smith has no chance of beating Drew Brees” is all we’ve heard on the radio for the past week. However, the forecast in San Francisco this afternoon was not as BREESy as expected.The Niners fans, decked out in red and gold, flooded the stadium gates at Candlestick park, roaring in ant...

The San Francisco 49ers: The Most Overrated Team in the NFL

Brennan Miller, Coulmnist
December 10
Filed under Columns, Football

Amongst all the hubbub and rigmarole, the hustle and bustle, over every Faithful and bandwagon fan there should be a cloud. Not a huge, dark, ominous cloud looming over every day and ruining the Palo Alto high school party scene (that would be the cops or the parents, you can choose), but more of an...

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