Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - December 24, 2010

THE NUMBERS

Significant numbers from the Palo Alto-Centennial CIF Division I championship game:

8,011 -- Net offensive yards gained by Centennial this season, an all-time state record.

771 -- Total points by Centennial this season, ranking No. 6 all-time in state history.

600 -- Combined number of football and rugby victories in Palo Alto history to rank No. 6 all-time in state history.

513 -- Football victories by Palo Alto, which began playing the sport in 1897.

460 -- Total yards gained by Centennial in Friday's game.

292 -- Total yards gained by Palo Alto in Friday's game.

174 -- Career wins by Earl Hansen in his 23 years as head coach at Palo Alto, becoming the winningest football coach in school history.

30 -- Combined number of tackles by Palo Alto senior defenders Kevin Anderson, T.J. Braff and Michael Cullen

29:18 -- Time of possession for Palo Alto

18:42 -- Time of possession for Centennial

15 -- Points scored by Palo Alto in Division I state finals.

14 -- Victories accumulated by Palo Alto this season, an all-time school record.

13 -- Points scored by Centennial in Friday's game, 41 under its season average.

9.6 -- Average number of points per game allowed by Paly this season following Friday's win.

2 --Turnovers that Centennial had.

1 -- Number of state football titles won by Palo Alto and Centennial.

0 --Number of losses by Palo Alto this season

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