The Viking Magazine

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...

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

Paul Jackson III ('18) stops in the enzone after scoring a touchdown for the Vikings. Jackson III had 3 touchdowns in this game against Wilcox.

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...

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.    ...

Tumbling Into Tolerance

Alfredo Gonzalez ('16) and Ella Higashi ('16) pose on the sideline during one of the Paly football games.

Maddy Atwater and Lauren Koyama

October 20, 2015

Seven years ago, D.J. Shelton (‘08) was the only male on the Palo Alto High School cheer squad. Seven years ago, Shelton was the victim of daily verbal abuse, from being called a quitter because he no longer played football to being labeled as a homosexual or a pervert. However, seven years ago, Shelton...

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...

What’s Up With Powder Puff?

What's Up With Powder Puff?

Maddy Atwater, Features Editor

April 25, 2015

There are a few things Palo Alto Senior High School students look forward to throughout the year: spirit week, winter break, prom, powder puff and graduation. For the student body of the 2014-2015 school year, there is now one less event to look forward to. Yes, that’s right Paly, say goodbye to Powder...

The Viking’s fall to the Milpitas Trojans 47-7 on Senior Night

The six senior football players, six cheer and dance seniors, and their families pose for pictures in honor of their four years of commitment to Paly.

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

November 9, 2014

Playing with all odds against them, the Palo Alto Vikings received a brutal beating on Senior Night this Friday to the reigning Central Coast Section (CCS) Division one Champions, the Milpitas Trojans, with a final score of 47-7. The Viking’s single touchdown was caught by Riley Schoeben (‘16)...

Think Pink?

Think Pink?

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

October 3, 2014

You take a deep breath to calm your nerves, block out the rally screams and take in the Friday night lights. You’re nervous. It’s the home opener and you can’t quite seem to get those butterflies out of your stomach. You look left and right at your teammates and see a field of green, white and...

Vikings conquered by Chieftans 35-7

The Palma quarterback steps back to pass as the Paly defense plays coverage. The Vikings ended up falling 35-7 to the Chieftains.

Maddy Atwater, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Even with a strong team effort, the Palo Alto High School Vikings suffered a rough loss to the Palma Chieftans with a final score of 35-7 under the Friday night lights of the football stadium. Paly’s lone touchdown came from Jayshawn Puckett (‘15) off of a 23 yard run in the fourth quarter. Justin...

Vikings fall short to Milpitas 31-28 despite comeback

Paly players huddle during the third quarter to discuss plays. The Vikings came up short to the Milpitas Trojans, losing 31-28.

Sheila Subramanian and Olivia Scola

October 26, 2013

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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