Varsity Boys Football

Palo Alto 35, Bellarmine 0 (final)

Date of competition: Friday, November 26, 2010

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The Palo Alto High football team advanced to the championship game of the Central Coast Section Open Division playoffs with a resounding 35-0 blanking of Bellarmine on Friday night at San Jose City College. The No. 1-seeded Vikings (12-0), who assured themselves of establishing the best record in school history, will play the winner of No. 2 Palma and No. 3 Valley Christian next Friday at SJCC at 7 p.m. Palma and Valley Christian meet Saturday at SJCC.

Palo Alto earned its second appearance in the CCS Open Division finals ever by grabbing a 28-0 lead at halftime, according to The Viking Magazine. B.J. Boyd scored on a 30-yard run and Davante Adams caught a 43-yard touchdown pass from Christoph Bono as the Vikings grabbed a 14-0 first-quarter lead. T.J. Braff caught a six-yard pass from Bono with 7:56 left in the second quarter and Bono added a one-yard TD plunge with 3:33 remaining before halftime as the No. 1 Vikings took control over the No. 5 Bells (9-3), the two-time defending CCS Open Division champions.

The teams battled to a scoreless third quarter, with Palo Alto taking its 28-0 lead into the final 12 minutes. Bono capped the scoring with an 18-run run with 8:12 left in the game. The victory avenged last season's 34-6 loss to Bellarmine in the CCS Open Division opening round. Palo Alto headed into the semifinals ranked No. 14 in the state according to Cal-Hi Sports.

CCS Open Division
Semifinals at San Jose City College
Bellarmine 0 0 0 0 -- 0
Palo Alto 14 14 0 7 -- 35
Paly -- Boyd 30 run (Bono kick)
Paly -- Adams 43 pass from Bono (Bono kick)
Paly -- Braff 6 pass from Bono (Bono kick)
Paly -- Bono 1 run (Bono kick)
Paly -- Bono 17 run (Bono kick)
Bells, Olugbode 16-80, Crawley 2-10, Jauch 1-3, Adams 2-2, McHugh 1-2, Parelius 1-0, Vermeer 5-(minus 33). Paly, Boyd 10-104, Hill 15-53, Bono 5-13, Chin 1-4, Williams 2-(-4). Totals: Bellarmine 29-74; Palo Alto 33-170.
PASSING: Bells, Vermeer 5-11-0 21. Paly, Bono 10-16-2 186.
RECEIVING: Bells, Kenter 2-18, Armistead 1-13, Jauch 1-3, Crawley 1-(minus 13). Paly, Braff 4-49, Adams 3-66, Williams 1-45, Boyd 1-15, Mouton 1-11. Totals: Bellarmine 5-21; Palo Alto 10-186. Records: Bellarmine finishes season 9-3; Palo Alto 12-0

posted by Palo Alto Online on Nov 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

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Dominant performance by Paly with special teams really stepping up to an all around team win. Offense rolled Bellarmine in the first half and Bellarmine didn't recover. Paly defense was swarming all night flying around making plays. Paly offense was strong both running and passing but the big story was the Paly "air show" with Bono connecting to all his targets. Bono ran two in for scores himself.
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posted by John Furrier, parent on Nov 26, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Video Highlight Reel Paly Rolls Bellarmine 35-0
  Highlight reel for Paly Defense. Paly defense was dynamite verses Bellarmine. This is video I shot from the sidelines.
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posted by John Furrier, parent on Nov 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Video Defense Highlights - Paly Defense Dynamite vs Bellarmine in CCS Semi Final Blowout
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