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The Best: A Curtain of Steel

Brennan Miller, Columnist
December 8, 2011
Filed under Columns, Football

It’s 1976. Handlebar mustaches are cool, everyone has big hair and the speakers are blasting Dancing Queen and Bohemian Rhapsody. Life was pretty far out. In fact, it was way groovy…as long as you weren’t playing the Steelers. In my life, I have seen nothing more fearsome than the face of Jack...

Football falls to Bellarmine 41-13 in CCS Open Division Championship

Football falls to Bellarmine 41-13 in CCS Open Division Championship

Austin Poore, Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writers
December 3, 2011
Filed under Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto High School football team fell to the Bellarmine Bells 41-13 in the Central Coast Section (CCS) Open Division Championship game at San Jose City College on Dec. 2, in a rematch of the game played last year. The loss ended the Vikings’ hopes of defending their 2010 State Championship. The story of the ma...

Live Blog: Football takes on Bellarmine for the CCS Championship

Live Blog: Football takes on Bellarmine for the CCS Championship

Sammy Solomon
December 2, 2011
Filed under Blogs, Football, Top Stories

8:03 pm: Palo Alto receives kickoff. [4:01 left in the 1st Q] Keller Chryst ('15)  is sacked on 4th and 10. [3:40 left in the 1st Q] Quarterback Travis McHugh throws for a 54 yard touchdown putting Bellarmine ahead 6-0.  The extra point kick was missed. [3:30 left in the 1st Q] B.J. Boyd ('12)...

CCS Championship Football preview

December 2, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Football

Tonight the Vikes will take on the Bellarmine Bells (11-1, 7-0) at 8:00 p.m. at San Jose City College for the CCS Championship. Coming off a strong 38-29 win over Saint Francis last Friday night, the Vikings (10-2, 6-1) look to reciprocate the success of last year, in which they won both CCS Open...

The Last Rules

Brennan Miller, Columnist
November 18, 2011
Filed under Columns, Football, Last Word

Friday is game day. And game day usually entails a meal at Panda Express. But a few weeks ago it was different. That game day meal was more special than the rest. I’m waiting in line with some other Panda goers and lo and behold, in walks Steve Young! Previously, I detailed my love of the 49ers ...

Hansen’s Heroes

Hansen’s Heroes

Jonny Glazier and Spencer Drazovich, Staff Writers
November 16, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Features, Football, Top Stories

Finding yourself on the wrong side of 1100 pounds of stampeding man-child may be your worst nightmare. For scout team football players at Palo Alto High School, this nightmare defines their daily life at practice. Bloodied, battered or bruised, these weekday warriors consistently show up to practice,...

Turnover on Downs

Turnover on Downs

Kevin Kannappan, Business Manager
October 11, 2011
Filed under Fall Sports, Football

Three horns pulse.  A cardinal flag tails an adrenaline-pumped college kid as he blazes around an oval.  The crowd roars and claps as a fight song plays and trees and dolls come alive.  A loud “thud” reverberates.  The three horns pulse again. In what seemed like a simple touchdown to a spectator...

My First Last Word

Brennan Miller, Columnist
October 11, 2011
Filed under Columns, Football, Last Word

I’ve had 49ers season tickets my entire life. From the age of five on, I have spent countless fall Sunday afternoons sitting on a hard orange seat behind Big Mike. Big Mike and his son are at every game. Always. Rain or shine, they show up at Candlestick Park—woops, Monster Park—and turn into...

In the Name of…Puns!

In the Name of…Puns!

Shannon Scheel, Columnist
October 9, 2011
Filed under Columns, Football, Shannon Says

This past weekend, I attended my six-year-old sister Kellyn’s soccer game and was instantly transported back to my childhood. There were the small goals, no goalies (no wonder I actually thought I was skilled back then), the oranges at halftime, the post-game carb and trans fat loaded snacks, and of...

Column: Is it drafty in here?

Column: Is it drafty in here?

Shannon Scheel, Columnist
September 18, 2011
Filed under Columns, Football, Shannon Says

 It’s 8:30 on a Thursday night and my palms are sweating. I feel hot around the collar, restless, and unable to focus. My IAC homework sits there, blank on my desk, taunting my nerves at an almost unbearable level. Yes, math is my nemesis, but believe it or not, it was not the reason for my s...

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