The Viking Magazine

Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Paly defeats Homestead at home on senior night, 45-7

Skylar Burris, Staff Writer

October 31, 2015

On Paly’s senior night yesterday the Vikings take a victory from the Homestead Mustangs 45-7. The Vikings started out strong with the first kickoff return by Eli Givens (‘16) of the game leading to a touchdown. Within the first 20 seconds of the game, Paly was already leading 7-0.    ...

Vikings fall to Los Gatos 42-20 in Homecoming Game

Justin Hull ('16) enters the end zone for a touchdown.

Lauren Koyama

October 25, 2015

After a slow start, the Palo Alto Vikings fall to the Los Gatos Wildcats during the Homecoming game this Friday 42-20. The Vikings suffered a rough start after the Wildcats scored just 21 seconds into the first quarter, gaining the lead 7-0. After the Vikings returned the ball, Paul Jackson III (‘18)...

Vikings fall to Oak Grove 46-7

Tony Caballero-Santana celebrates Viking touchdown with his teammates.

Ryan Chang, Staff Writer

September 26, 2015

  The Palo Alto Vikings were brutally beaten at home by the Oak Groves Eagles with a final score of 46-7. “We gave it our all. They were prepared and they really gave it to us. But we just got to come out next week and play our game” defensive back Ty Wilcox (‘17)  said. The Vikings...

The Vikings fell short of the San Benito Haybalers 49-34

Tony Caballero-Santana celebrates Viking touchdown with his teammates.

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

September 12, 2015

Taking the field after a hyped-up home opener, the Vikings battled against the San benito Haybalers, but were eventually defeated 49-34. After a depressing 33-0 loss in last years matchup, the team showed solid improvement and exceptional energy in tonight’s game. Just under ten minutes into the...

Vikings beat Sequoia in football season opener 54-28

Skylar Burris and Lauren Koyama, Staff Writers

September 5, 2015

  The Palo Alto Vikings defeat the Sequoia Cherokees 54-28 at home in their season opener on Friday night. “54 points is a great feeling,” Justin Hull (‘16) said. “We didn’t score that much last year so it’s great. It’s a great feeling.” The Viking started the game stro...

The Vikings fall 20-19 in a nail-biter against the Wilcox Chargers

Paly lines up for a two-point conversion late in the fourth quarter. The Vikings failed to gain the two points and lost by one point against the Wilcox Chargers.

Daniel Douty, Staff Writer

October 4, 2014

The Palo Alto Vikings lost 20-19 to the Wilcox Chargers at Paly on Friday night after mounting a fourth quarter comeback, only to fall short on a potential game winning two-point conversion. Paly was led by very strong performances from star players such as running back Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) and...

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Vikings overpowered by Monarchs 55-14 in home opener

Rowan McEvoy, Editor-In-Chief

September 20, 2014

Despite a strong effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings were soundly defeated by the Archbishop Mitty Monarchs to the tune of 55-14 Friday night under the lights at Paly. Paly's two scores came on touchdown runs of 11 and 22 yards by Jayshawn Puckett ('15), one of the team's few starting seniors....

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

In the 2013 fall season, the Vikings fell to the Saint Francis Lancers 45-21 to end the season 6-6. The Vikings graduated 16 seniors and are looking to a young team to fill the graduated gaps.

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

September 1, 2014

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...

Hockey stop

Oliver Rowles (‘15) and Eli Givens (‘16) are two of Paly’s student athletes who found passions for the sport of hockey at a young age. Both Rowles and Givens had to give up hockey when coming to Paly.

Zoe Bhargava, Staff Writer

February 12, 2014

Hard, fast hits. Cold, slick ice. Long wooden sticks and one small three inch rubber puck. All of which are key parts of hockey, an intense sport for the physically tough and proficient skaters with deft stickhandling ability that can endure long periods of fast play and constant body aches. Played in...

Vikings fall to Lancers 45-21 in season ending loss

In the 2013 fall season, the Vikings fell to the Saint Francis Lancers 45-21 to end the season 6-6. The Vikings graduated 16 seniors and are looking to a young team to fill the graduated gaps.

Rowan McEvoy, Staff Writer

November 30, 2013

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...

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