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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

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

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

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

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...

2012 Palo Alto football season preview

2012 Palo Alto football season preview

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer

August 30, 2012

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...

Silence in the Stands

Silence in the Stands

Michelle Friedlander, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

When varsity football and lacrosse player Gabe Landa (‘12) runs onto the football field the adrenaline and excitement kicks in as he sees students, parents and staff members in the stands.Four months later, as lacrosse starts, Landa runs onto the field and looks at the stands. They are almost empty....

Paly boys’ track and field beats Los Altos, 70-52

Paly boys’ track and field beats Los Altos, 70-52

Nora Rosati, Staff writer

March 22, 2012

Paly boys’ track and field beat Los Altos high school 70-52 this Thursday at the Los Altos field on a windy afternoon. The Vikings had a discouraging start with a disqualification for a lane technicality in the 4x100 meter relay. This resulted in a five point deficit for Paly. “We made  a lot of ...

Meet Matt Tolbert: the man behind the goatee

Charlotte Biffar, Staff Writer

September 8, 2011

Matt Tolbert (‘13), a new transfer student from Michigan and football player at Palo Alto High School.  He is a starting safety and backup running back for the Vikes.  Tolbert was kind enough sit down with The Viking to share his impressions of Paly. What was your first impression of Palo Alt...

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Column: Football gears up for the 2011-2012 season

Mira Ahmad, Multiplatform News Editor

August 28, 2011

At the end of the 2010-2011 Palo Alto Varsity High School football team's season head coach Earl Hansen said "It's a history-making record for Paly and it will always be there...people can only tie it." I will not pretend to be an expert on the game of football. I cheer when everyone else does, and...

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