Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - December 24, 2010

THE QUOTES

"It's huge. It's unbelievably huge. We came down here and it was David and Goliath. One projection I heard was we were going down 50-9." – Palo Alto senior linebacker/tight end Michael Cullen

"Too perfect to be true right now." -- Palo Alto wide receiver/cornerback Maurice Williams

"We just kept fighting -- no one let their head drop at any point. They scored a touchdown, and we immediately thought about how we could make up for it. That's the way everybody on this team thinks and it showed." -- Palo Alto wide receiver/cornerback Davante Adams

"Best offense in California of all time? We wanted to prove we could stop that." -- Paly two-way lineman Kevin Anderson

"We built; every week, we built on it. We said, 'Hey, we have a special defense here.' It just built up our confidence each week until this game." -- Palo Alto two-way lineman Tory Prati

"Fumbles, missed opportunities on pass plays, not blocking well, misreads – a bunch of things that don't normally happen but happened tonight." -- Centennial QB Michael Eubank, on what tripped up his team's offense

"Every time we got something going, we'd have some sort of breakdown. I give (Palo Alto) all the credit. They were more ready to play than we were."-- Centennial coach Matt Logan

"We did a lot of different looks. It was like a chess match; every play was a chess match." -- Paly defensive coordinator Jake Halas

"They were not going to be denied. They were not allowing those guys to score." -- Palo Alto head coach Earl Hansen, on his team's goal-line stands

"Our goal was to keep Centennial under 30 points and let our offense do the work in a shootout. Turns out, we played the game of our lives." -- Palo Alto linebacker Will Glazier

"Greatest day of my life. We played as a team, like we have all year, and stopped the No. 1 offense in California history." -- Michael Cullen

"I'm numb right now. I started to keel over after (we won). I couldn't believe it. These guys, they're warriors. In every playoff game we were the underdog, but they just played. I'd take my guys over theirs any day." -- Jake Halas

"We knew we were the underdog according to everyone else. We proved it to everyone else. We knew we could do it. It's official – we're state champs!" -- Davante Adams

"This wasn't just a great way to end the season. It was the perfect way to end it." -- Maurice Williams

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