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Talk about the end of an era

Tom Brady

Josh Lai and Jackson Bundy

June 2, 2020

Dynasties often rise and fall, either due to players leaving, poor management, or newer, fresher teams on the come up. Such seems to be the case for the New England Patriots. With the departure of future Hall-of-Fame quarterback Tom Brady, it seems that the legendary duo of Brady and coach Bill Belichi...

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Jackson Bundy, Matthew Marzano, and Will DeAndre

February 20, 2020

Tuck Rule Everybody knows the Tuck Rule play: young Tom Brady trying to lead a drive down the field to tie the game against the Raiders in the divisional round of the 2002 playoffs. As soon as the play starts, cornerback Charles Woodson blitzes off the edge, hitting Brady as he tucks the ball in from...

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

Ya'el Sarig, Annika Shah, and Ella Jones

February 20, 2020

“The arms will take you; the arms will set you free!” Treyjohn Butler says, cupping his hands around an imaginary football as young players individually sprint out at him. Ten feet in they make a sharp pivot, turn, and catch the ball over their right shoulder, if they’re speedy enough and they properly...

Students of The Game

Students of The Game

Jenna Hickey, Adar Schwarzbach, and Luke Thieman

November 12, 2019

On Tuesday afternoons during the fall sports season, the Paly football field, normally the site of an intense football practice with focused coaches, sweating players, high-level competition, and hard work, is empty. No footballs fly through the air to streaking receivers. No lineman practice blocking fo...

Vikings make 36-7 win look easy on Homecoming night

Junacio Henley runs the ball.

Ya'el Sarig, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2019

With around nine minutes remaining in the first quarter, Junacio Henley (‘20) scored a 62 yard touchdown off a punt return. The game didn’t get much closer than that for the remaining 39 minutes, as the Vikings routed Mountain View 36-7 on Homecoming night. The touchdown, which was quickly followed by...

Football routs Overfelt 47-8

Football routs Overfelt 47-8

Justin Byer, Staff Writer

September 12, 2019

After a season opening loss to Saint Ignatius, Paly was drilled in, ready for their home opener against Overfelt (San Jose, CA). The Vikings came out strong leading at the end of the first quarter 13-0. They kept the momentum going into the second quarter scoring 20 more points and only giving up 8 en...

Football 2019 Season Preview

Jamir Shepard catching a pass in game vs Menlo Atherton that ended in a 17-10 loss.

Justin Byer, Matthew Marzano, Ya'el Sarig, Sam Cleasby, and Will DeAndre

September 2, 2019

Dominating in the season prior, the Vikings look to add to their success and overcome the challenge of replacing their star quarterback, Jackson Chryst (‘19). Last season, the Vikings finished with an outstanding record of 10-2, including a win against state champions, McClymonds. The team’s season...

Fall Recap and Records

Cross country runners line up after the SCVAL Championship meet. Photo Courtesy of Bhusan Gupta, https://www.flickr.com/people/bhusangupta/

Maria Fletcher, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018

Paly fall sports have officially come to an end, leaving behind historical records and exciting breakthroughs. Carried by new coaches, fresh talent, and team-wide dedication, the Vikings have once again proved themselves and showed up to tough rivals and post-season playoffs. Most recently, football’...

Fall Recap and Records

November 30, 2018

Paly fall sports have officially come to an end, leaving behind historical records and exciting breakthroughs. Carried by new coaches, fresh talent, and team-wide dedication, the Vikings have once again proved themselves and showed up to tough rivals and post-season playoffs. Most recently, football’s...

Vikings Dismantle Archrival Los Gatos on Homecoming

Vikings Dismantle Archrival Los Gatos on Homecoming

Griffen Kemp and Nick Welch

October 28, 2018

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team was able to defeat rival Los Gatos Friday night’s homecoming game by a score of 35-10. “It was a great team win on senior night that was very needed especially because it was against Los Gatos. We had not beat Los Gatos the last six years and it felt great t...

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