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Go Paly!

Original post made by Paly alumn on Dec 16, 2006

Good luck to the Paly football team this afternoon. What a fantastic journey for these kids...win or lose. And thanks to Palo Alto Online for the great coverage!

Comments

Posted by paly parent, a resident of University South
on Dec 16, 2006 at 11:13 am

Anyone know of a sports bar where the game will be televised? I don't have a tv but I want to watch the game!


Posted by Palyl Parent, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 16, 2006 at 2:44 pm

Call around. Even places like Round Table Pizza in Midtown often have sports on. Otherwise try the Boardwalk on El Camino just beyond the new Whole Foods. Old Pro Pizza is also another good try.


Posted by Kathy, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Dec 16, 2006 at 7:19 pm

Anybody know what happened?


Posted by Fan, a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 16, 2006 at 7:22 pm

Paly lost - 42-28...but played well. An early fumble and great comeback in the 4th quarter, 2 touchdowns, but ran out of time to keep the momentum going. They looked terrific though and should be very proud of themselves playing against a private school that recruits players!


Posted by k, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Dec 16, 2006 at 9:33 pm

This was an exciting game - glad we watched it though I know little about football - watch it if it's re-broadcast on channel 40.


Posted by tim, a resident of University South
on Dec 16, 2006 at 9:45 pm

To fan,

I watched the game and your right. PA played great and should be proud
of their entire season, but why do you have to "slam" the other team by saying that they recruit their players. Can't we be proud of both teams and their players.


Posted by Fan, a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 17, 2006 at 3:39 pm

Not a "slam" - just the truth. If you've ever played against a private school who recruits, you'd know that it's a whole different league, an advantage if you will. To lose by only two touchdowns is a huge accomplishment.


Posted by John, a resident of Fairmeadow
on Dec 17, 2006 at 4:26 pm

I went to the games, and ahppened to sit next to a local SoCal high school football coach. He was very knowlegable and friendly. Two main points I garned from him:

1. Orange Lutheran, not Oak Chrisitian is considered, by the coaching community, to be the best team in SoCal.

2. Recruiting goes on everywhere in SoCal, including the public schools. In the public schools, boundries are not a big issue, since any kid can go where he wants to go, but if it is beyond his normal school boundry, there must be space for him. The big football programs always make the space.