Varsity Boys Football

Palo Alto 28, Burlingame 7

Date of competition: Friday, September 12, 2008

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Palo Alto ruined Burlingame's home opener and got their own season off to a great start by defeating Burlingame 28-7 on Friday night. After facing a 7-7 tie at the end of the first quarter, Palo Alto dominated the game for the remaining three quarters, scoring 21 unanswered points. Palo Alto dominated the game on the ground, rushing for 199 yards. Sam Tompkins headlined that rushing attack, leading the Vikings with 140 yards on 28 carries and a touchdown. Kasey Fields also contributed with 14 yards on three carries and one touchdown. Despite Paly's explosive running offense, the biggest play of the game came from the special teams. Faced with a fourth down and five situation, Paly pulled a fake punt pass as Harry Woolson broke from his punt coverage route to catch a forty-two yard touchdown pass. The touchdown gave Paly a 14-7 lead, a lead they would not relinquish. Starting quarterback T.J. Braff threw for 54 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions. His 18-yard touchdown pass to Woolson in the fourth quarter clinched the game for Paly by putting them up 28-7. Paly's defense also displayed their dominance, holding Burlingame to just seven points and 230 yards. The defense also shut out Burlingame for the final three quarters. For the entire game, Paly hassled Burlingame quarterback Nick Martinez, limiting him to just 80 passing yards and an interception with a completion percentage of just 50 percent. The defense also managed to put points on the board when a bad snap on a Burlingame punt allowed Paly to force Burlingame into a safety. The Paly defense also stopped Burlingame on a fourth down by pressuring Martinez into throwing an errant pass. The Vikings return to action in their home opener next Friday, hosting Mitty at 7:30.

posted by Colin Becht, other on Sep 12, 2008 at 11:46 pm

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