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Comeback Player

Comeback Player

Alex Smith went from being one of the most respected quarterbacks in the NFL to a tragic player following a gruesome injury that nearly took his life. Not many would recover, nonetheless play again, but Smith doesn't play with doubts.
Ryan Leong and Roei Ziv October 14, 2020

It was a gloomy day in Landover, Maryland where the then Washington Redskins are set to take on the Houston Texans in a crucial mid season game. The date is November 18th, 2018. It is 3rd & 9 from...

Tom Brady

Talk about the end of an era

Josh Lai and Jackson Bundy June 2, 2020

Dynasties often rise and fall, either due to players leaving, poor management, or newer, fresher teams on the come up. Such seems to be the case for the New England Patriots. With the departure of future...

Butterfly Effect

Butterfly Effect

Jackson Bundy, Matthew Marzano, and Will DeAndre February 20, 2020

Tuck Rule Everybody knows the Tuck Rule play: young Tom Brady trying to lead a drive down the field to tie the game against the Raiders in the divisional round of the 2002 playoffs. As soon as the play...

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

> Athlete: Giving Players a Chance to be More

With California being the first state to pass a bill that allows college athletes to get paid with regulations, Stanford football hosts their first ever camp run by the athletes themselves. Their first camp, held at Hillview Middle School, had a huge show out of young athletes who look up to these players at the collegiate level.
Ya'el Sarig, Annika Shah, and Ella Jones February 20, 2020

“The arms will take you; the arms will set you free!” Treyjohn Butler says, cupping his hands around an imaginary football as young players individually sprint out at him. Ten feet in they make a sharp...

Students of The Game

Students of The Game

Behind every touchdown catch or third-down stop, there is a level of mental preparation that fans don't see. Many people believe that physical practice is the most prominent cause for on-field success, but one of the most important aspects of preparation takes place not on the field, but in front of a screen. Watching film is instrumental in team improvement, and can give players who watch-students of the game-a competitive edge.
Jenna Hickey, Adar Schwarzbach, and Luke Thieman November 12, 2019

On Tuesday afternoons during the fall sports season, the Paly football field, normally the site of an intense football practice with focused coaches, sweating players, high-level competition, and hard...

Junacio Henley runs the ball.

Vikings make 36-7 win look easy on Homecoming night

Ya'el Sarig, Editor in Chief November 2, 2019

With around nine minutes remaining in the first quarter, Junacio Henley (‘20) scored a 62 yard touchdown off a punt return. The game didn’t get much closer than that for the remaining 39 minutes, as...

Football routs Overfelt 47-8

Football routs Overfelt 47-8

Justin Byer, Staff Writer September 12, 2019

After a season opening loss to Saint Ignatius, Paly was drilled in, ready for their home opener against Overfelt (San Jose, CA). The Vikings came out strong leading at the end of the first quarter 13-0....

Jamir Shepard catching a pass in game vs Menlo Atherton that ended in a 17-10 loss.

Football 2019 Season Preview

Dominating in the season prior, the Vikings look to add to their success and overcome the challenge of replacing their star quarterback, Jackson Chryst (‘19). Last season, the Vikings finished with an...

Cross country runners line up after the SCVAL Championship meet. Photo Courtesy of Bhusan Gupta,

Fall Recap and Records

Maria Fletcher, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2018

Paly fall sports have officially come to an end, leaving behind historical records and exciting breakthroughs. Carried by new coaches, fresh talent, and team-wide dedication, the Vikings have once again...

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