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Palo Alto 21, Valley Christian 14

Date of competition: Friday, December 3, 2010

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Junior running back B.J. Boyd burst out for a 66-yard touchdown run with 8:38 left in the game as top-seeded Palo Alto (13-0) rolled to a 21-14 victory over No. 3 Valley Christian in the Central Coast Section Open Division championship game on Friday night at San Jose City College.

Paly quarterback Christoph Bono threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Williams on a fourth-and-15 play in the first quarter to give the Vikings a 7-0 lead. The Vikings increased their lead to 14-0 in the third quarter when Bono hooked up with Williams again, this time for 78 yards with 4:08 left.

Valley Christian ended the shutout when leading rusher Byron Marshall scored on an eight-yard run early in the fourth quarter. The Warriors (11-2) added another touchdown in the fourth quarter but ran out of time.

For Palo Alto, the Open Division title is the second in school history. The first came in 2006 when Paly advanced to the Division II state finals. The Vikings, with the most victories in the 99 years of playing football, now await an invitation to represent Northern California in the CIF state bowl championships, set for Dec. 18 at the Home Depot Center in Carson. The Vikings are hoping to gain a berth in Division I, with De La Salle getting the Open Division berth.

Central Coast Section Playoffs
Open Division Championship
At San Jose City College
Valley Christian 0 0 0 14 – 14
Palo Alto 7 0 7 7 – 21
PA – M. Williams 33 pass from Bono (Bono kick)
PA – M. Williams 78 pass from Bono (Bono kick)
VC – Marshall 9 run (Ramirez kick)
PA – Boyd 66 run (Bono kick)
VC – Lawson 1 run (Ramirez kick)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING:
VC, Marshall 14-74, Lawson 8-52, Jones 7-21, Vaiana 6-(minus 16). Paly, Boyd 14-113, Hill 9-48, Adams 1-31, M. Williams 1-2, Bono 6-(minus 35). Totals: Valley Christian 35-131; Palo Alto 31-158.
PASSING: VC, Vaiana 11-24-1-137. Paly, Bono 12-17-0-214.
RECEIVING: VC, Fobbs 5-76, Marshall 4-43, Deane 1-14, Jones 1-14. Totals: 11-137. Paly, M. Williams 4-130, Adams 3-29, Boyd 2-17, Braff 1-16, Hill 1-12, Cullen 1-10. Totals: Valley Christian 11-137; Palo Alto 12-214.
Records: Valley Christian 11-2, Palo Alto 13-

posted by Palo Alto Online on Dec 3, 2010 at 8:18 pm

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posted by John Furrier, parent on Dec 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

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