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2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

2014 Football Preview: New coach confident in young team’s talent

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

September 1, 2014


Filed under Fall Sports, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Football, Top Stories

After a rough loss to the Saint Francis Lancers in the second round of the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs last year, the Palo Alto High School football team remains confident as it looks to win a league title despite the team’s youth and lack of depth. “We are excited, I’m excited. I’m...

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

Willy Yang, Guest Writer

March 13, 2014


Filed under College Sports, Columns, Football, Top Stories

Literature of Comedy student and guest writer Willy Yang ('14) writes a satirical piece based off the college football fan base: Across the country there are all sorts of crazy college sports fans. From USC’s cries for victory to Florida State’s tomahawk chop to Michigan State’s “Go Green, Go ...

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

NFL hopeful Adams (’14) stands out at Scouting Combine

Josh Stern, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2014


Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Member of the 2010-11 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) state championship winning Paly football team and past Fresno State All-American wide receiver, Davante Adams (’14) made his mark earlier today at the National Football League (NFL) Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis,...

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Paly graduate, Fresno State’s Adams (’11) enters NFL Draft

Josh Stern, Editor-in-chief

December 27, 2013


Filed under College Sports, Featured Athlete, Football, Top Stories

On December 26th 2013, after ending his season with 1718 yards on 131 catches along with 27 touchdowns, Paly graduate and current Fresno State Bulldog Davante Adams (’11) finally announced his eligibility for the 2014 National Football League (NFL) Draft. Adams, requested information from the N...

Brief: Coach Earl Hansen to retire at the end of the school year

Brief: Coach Earl Hansen to retire at the end of the school year

December 2, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Coach Earl Hansen, Palo Alto High School's Athletic Director and varsity head football coach for the past 26 years, has announced his intentions to retire after the current school year. Hansen told the varsity football team after the season ended in a 45-21 loss against the Saint Francis Lancers in the C...

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 30, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

Despite a strong effort, the Vikings lost 45-21 to the Saint Francis Lancers Friday night. In a true tale of two halves, the Vikings kept the game close in the first and second quarters, but could not hold on for the rest of the ride. A few bright spots included Keller Chryst (’14) and Eli Givens...

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Football defeats Leland 54-24 in first round of CCS

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

Looking to rebound from the regular season with a record 0f four out of nine wins, the Palo Alto Vikings’ football team solidly defeated the Leland Chargers 54-24 in the first round of the CCS playoffs Saturday night. Keesean Johnson (’14) and Malcolm Davis (’14) scored four touchdowns a piece,...

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Football: Vikings fall to Los Gatos on senior night

Hayley Poore and Anna Dukovic

November 9, 2013


Filed under Football, Top Stories

The 16 Paly seniors played their last game on the “Hod Ray” field tonight but fell short against the Wildcats 35-21. The Vikings came out to an early lead in the start of the game, scoring a touchdown on the first drive of the game.  Marcus Brown (‘14) caught a 55 yard pass from Keller Chryst ...

Paly Football falls to Milpitas 31-28 (Video)

Niall Patrick, Staff Writer

October 28, 2013


Filed under Football, Videos

Homecoming Night 2013; despite the large turnout and spirited chants from Paly fans and students, the Vikings lost in the 31-28 thriller. While in the record books the game went down as a loss, the Paly Vikes played with passion. Watch as players, fans and students celebrate Homecoming Night.

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Sheila Subramanian and Olivia Scola

October 26, 2013


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Top Stories

The Palo Alto Vikings’ football team fell to the Milpitas Trojans on Paly's Homecoming Night, Friday Oct. 25, putting their record at 3-4 overall. Despite their tough loss, head coach Earl Hansen recognized his team’s effort throughout the game. “I think they played their hearts out tonight;...

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