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Football 2018 Season Preview

Football 2018 Season Preview

Gerzain Gutierrez and Griffen Kemp

August 29, 2018

Coming off a 3-8 campaign last year, the 2018 Palo Alto football team is looking to rebound under a new regime with Nelson Gifford now at the helm. The Vikings were depleted by graduation this year, as eleven seniors left, including key contributors such as running back Paul Jackson III. Jackson finished...

Paly Football Wins Season Opener Against Saint Ignatious

Paly Football Wins Season Opener Against Saint Ignatious

Gerzain Gutierrez, Staff Writer

August 26, 2018

The Palo Alto Vikings were able to take down the Saint Ignatius Wildcats in the season opener by a score of 21-14. “It feels amazing to win like this, the level of preparation that the guys took upon themselves to do was phenomenal. This is Palo Alto High School, a school of high achievers,” Coach Ne...

Not A Minor Issue

Eric Aboytes and Ryan Strathern

January 9, 2018

As Jamir Shepard (‘20) comes down with his 2nd touchdown of the game against Milpitas High School, he knows even with his superior performance he will have to wait until he’s 15 to play varsity football.   Many student-athletes have to deal with the rules and regulations of the Central Coast S...

Football defeated Los Altos 44-6 on Senior Night to clinch a berth into the CCS playoffs

Football defeated Los Altos 44-6 on Senior Night to clinch a berth into the CCS playoffs

Bryan Look, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2017

Behind a dominant rushing performance by the Vikings’ offense, Football beat Los Altos 44-6 to claim a spot in the CCS tournament.   From the start of the game, Paly’s offensive weapons took control of the game. Jnacio Henley (‘20) had multiple impressive kick returns, including the ope...

Vikings Suffer Tough Defeat Against Milpitas

Vikings Suffer Tough Defeat Against Milpitas

Will Strauch, Executive Senior Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

The Palo Alto Vikings suffered a tough defeat at home against a talented Milpitas Trojans team, losing 49-0. The game got off to a rough start when Milpitas scored a touchdown off of a fumble with ten minutes to go in the first quarter. Milpitas never looked back and carried this momentum througho...

Vikings fall to Aragon 48-14

Vikings fall to Aragon 48-14

Zach Baumgarten, Staff Writer

September 17, 2017

The Palo Alto Vikings were brutally defeated by the Aragon Dons on Friday night, with a final score of 47-14. Star running back Paul Jackson III(‘18), did not play, sitting out with a pulled hamstring. The Vikings got off to a rugged start, and starting quarterback Jackson Chryst(‘19) injured his right...

Vikings fall to Cougars 48-7

Vikings fall to Cougars 48-7

Zach Baumgarten, Staff Writer

September 2, 2017

The Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Half Moon Bay cougars 48-7, in the season home opener. The Vikings put up their first points on the board with their only touchdown late in the second half. The Cougars offense consisted of many fullback carries along with a quarterback read option play that overwhelmed the Viking defense. “Against them their trying to dink and dun...

Football Preview

Football Preview

Zach Baumgarten, Staff Writer

August 31, 2017

The young Viking football team looks to rebound from a 4-7 record last season, and rebuild on the progress made with second year head coach Danny Sullivan. The team is brimming with a new sense of confidence, generated from their head coach. “There's no reason why we can't win our League,” head ...

Q & A with Jack Devine

Bryan Look and Quinn Knoblock

November 2, 2016

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,...

Paly Football defeats Wilcox in a close game last night, 25-21

Paly Football defeats Wilcox in a close game last night, 25-21

Skylar Burris and Bryan Look

October 15, 2016

Paly Football comes from behind against the Wilcox Chargers yesterday after being down the majority of the game. At the start of the game, Paly was able to get into the enzone to begin the game a head with a run play by Paul Jackson III (‘18). However, the Vikings missed the extra point, and with sev...

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