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Paly veterans spark 20-6 football victory

Original post made on Sep 8, 2007

Palo Alto almost missed the kickoff to its 2007 season opener on Friday night, with traffic on the way to McClymonds High in Oakland bordering on gridlock.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, September 8, 2007, 12:54 PM

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Posted by fosterp58
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 8, 2007 at 2:18 pm

This new sports web site is off to an excellent start. It's great to be able to read a timely and reasonably detailed article on Paly's opening football game, and having the full 2007 schedule is an added bonus. Keep it up, and GO VIKES!


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Posted by pagrad
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 8, 2007 at 4:55 pm

hey hansen blow the dust off your playbook and open it up a little bit for your athletes. you can't run the 16 power every other play, teams caught onto that in the 90's man


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Posted by Gary
a resident of University South
on Sep 9, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Uh pagrad, did you watch the game? Have you seen how many wins the program has over the past 5 years?


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Posted by Paly observer
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 9, 2007 at 4:47 pm

Gary,

Yes, Paly has won some games, but it has not been through some innovative version of the spread offense. It has been man-on-man stuff. Very old school, and very effective, IF one has the horses. Earl designs his offense in the weight room. He is old school, pretty much. Woody Hayes come to mind? Having said this, Earl probably wins more than if Bill Walsh was coaching the team. It would just be more fun to watch Walsh lose, than Hansen win.

Go Earl! Kill 'em in the trenches!


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Posted by SkepticAl
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 9, 2007 at 9:20 pm

I'm not an expert in the X's and O's, but it sure seems like Paly's most visible teams - football and basketball - are well coached. Their recent success at the state level is not just a matter of talent, but the discipline and team concept that the coaches seem to have built. The championship basketball team was so unselfish and cohesive. The football team obviously excelled the past couple years. Then this week, the fact that they could step off the bus so late for a road game, their first of the season, against a quality opponent, and then take care of business on the field - very impressive!


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