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Paly grad set to face brother in Super Bowl

Paly grad set to face brother in Super Bowl

Jonny Glazier, Columnist

January 25, 2013


Filed under Football, Pro Sports, Top Stories

Paly alum Jim Harbaugh ('82) has been slowly and steadily building a name for himself over the last decade. Harbaugh's crowning achievement occurred last Sunday when his San Francisco 49ers won the NFC Championship in dramatic fashion over the Atlanta Falcons. Harbaugh's coaching exploits have taken...

How will rain effect the pac-12 championship game?

How will rain effect the pac-12 championship game?

Spencer Drazovich, Managing Editor

November 30, 2012


Filed under Fall Sports, Football

With the treacherous down pour this Friday, November 30 sports in the bay area will face new challenges. This is the first big rain we have had this year and it could not have come at a worse time with significant events such as the Pac-12 championship game scheduled for today. Stanford and UCLA will...

Football season ends with 52-35 loss to Serra

Football season ends with 52-35 loss to Serra

Alan Lamarque and Zach Rizk

November 17, 2012


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

The Palo Alto Viking's football team dropped a 52-35 decision to the Serra High School Padres in the first round of the Central Coast Section Open Division Playoffs Friday night at Hod Ray Field. Paly struck first, late in the first quarter with quarterback Keller Chryst (‘14) connecting with running...

Vikings drop 56 points in win over Mountain View

Vikings drop 56 points in win over Mountain View

Zach Rizk, Staff Writer

November 2, 2012


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, 2012


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, 2012


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, 2012


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, 2012


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, 2012


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, 2012


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...

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