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Paly shuts down M-A for CCS football title

Original post made on Nov 30, 2007

Junior quarterback Will Brandin lofted a 14-yard scoring pass to senior receiver Mike Scott with 13.6 seconds to play, lifting the Palo Alto football team to a 14-7 victory over Menlo-Atherton in the Central Coast Section Large School Division championship Friday night at Foothill College.


Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 30, 2007, 11:27 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Paly alum, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Nov 30, 2007 at 10:25 pm

Awesome coverage...thank you. Just got in from a night out and was so happy to see the newly posted score. GREAT job Keith Peters....


Posted by Dan M, a resident of Stanford
on Dec 1, 2007 at 2:51 am

!!!!!!!!! Missed the game because I was on a business trip to Canada. Thanks for letting those of us who had to be far away how the game turned out. WTG Paly! Awesome season. A special shout-out to #80 the "Mad Dog".


Posted by Cathy, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 1, 2007 at 9:09 am

Go Vikings Great Job on your season WIN


Posted by WarriorSon, a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 1, 2007 at 10:30 am

Great job Vikings! Congratulations to Coach Hansen for a great season and a great game. So what happens now? What's involved to get onto the road to the state championship game? Can anyone explain? Thanks!


Posted by Keith Peters, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 1, 2007 at 11:45 am

For WarriorSon:

Palo Alto's football season ends at 11-2. Because the Vikings did not compete in the CCS Open Division, they are not eligible for consideration to compete in the state playoffs. A handful of the players like Mike Scott and Jordan Jefferson now can start playing basketball.


Posted by Paly fan, a resident of Southgate
on Dec 1, 2007 at 12:13 pm

Keith,

There was an announcement at the game that, in the event of a tie, both teams would be declared co-champions of the CCS (large school division), but that the game would continue to dertime which team would have consideration for the state tournament. The state tournament is determined by attendance. Paly is in Division II; Oak grove, the winner of the Open division is in Div. I for state. If Paly had had a perfect record, it is my understanding that they would have had consideration for state in Div. II. Am I confused?


Posted by steve san jule, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Dec 1, 2007 at 12:47 pm

hey, congrats to earl hansen. still remember him from the ol wilbur days. and , keith peters. will turn out to be a sports writing legend....unlike the infamous dick o conner. nice to see two names from the past making huge contributions to the palo alto sports scene.


Posted by Keith Peters, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 1, 2007 at 6:01 pm

Paly fan, resident of Southgate neighborhood:

If Paly had a perfect record the, yes, it would have a chance. But, a team from the East/North Bay (maybe Cardinal Newman, not sure) is in line for the state berth for Division II. Just like De La Salle most likely will get the Division I berth ahead of Oak Grove. I'm not real familiar with the Division II teams outside of the CCS, but I know that Palo Alto is not being considered for a state berth in Division II. There's probably a message board at www.norcalpreps.com that has all the possible teams being considered for the state playoffs. Hope this helps.


Posted by Jeff, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Dec 1, 2007 at 11:36 pm

Go, Paly! Great job, great Paly boys!!!


Posted by Joe, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 2, 2007 at 3:43 pm

I think the two teams in line for State Div II berth would be Novato and St. Mary's (the other was Del Oro of Loomis, but they lost in the SJS Div II title game to Granite Bay the other night); St. Mary's won a section title, while Novato is 12-0 headed into the NCS 2A championship game. According to calpreps.com, Foothill of Palo Cedro (Northern Division) could also be in line for a State Div II berth. Cardinal Newman is vying for a Division III spot I think, where they were placed last year, but it seems they may get passed over for Central Catholic.


Posted by Keith Peters, a resident of Midtown
on Dec 3, 2007 at 4:22 pm

Joe: Cardinal Newman is in Division III...you pretty much have the Division II teams figured out. Novato is a likely choice for Division II, since they were bumped by Paly last season despite having an undefeated record.


Posted by barry, a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Great job Vikings! Congratulations to Coach Hansen for a great season and a great game. So what happens now? What's involved to get onto the road to the state championship game? Can anyone explain? Thanks!

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