Football liveblog: Vikings take on Saratoga at home
by Neal Biswas and Jared Schwartz
Published October 26, 2012
The Palo Alto High School football team (5-2-0), coming off three straight wins, will take on the Saratoga High School Falcons (5-2-0) tonight at Paly.
The game ends with a 51-34 Vikings victory.
Extra point missed. Vikings lead 51-27 with 3 minutes left.
On 3rd and 11, the pass is complete for a 17-yard touchdown. 51-34 Vikings, 1:11 to go.
Falcons stopped on 3rd and 5 with 3:38 remaining.
Saratoga QB rushes for 1st down on 4th down to keep drive alive.
Saratoga QB eludes sack and completes pass to own 42-yard line.
Saratoga returns it to its own 25-yard line.
12-yard touchdown completion to De’Antay Williams. Extra point extends Viking lead to 45-27 with 5:13 remaining.
Short pass to Tolbert, who runs it down to the Falcons 19 for a 27-yard gain.
Jayshawn Gates-Mouton 52-yard kickoff return to Saratoga 46.
On 3rd and 5, the pass by Saratoga is complete for a 35-yard touchdown. Extra point makes it 38-27 Vikings with 7:22 to go.
Completion on 2nd down moves Falcons into Paly territory.
Vikings punt downed at the Saratoga 35-yard line.
On 3rd and 9, Chryst scrambles for a short gain, bringing up 4th down.
Justin Gates-Mouton returns kickoff to own 26-yard line.
Pass complete by the Falcons for a 33 yard touchdown. 38-20 with 10:37 to go in the game.
Saratoga completes a string of passes to move down to the Viking 33-yard line.
3rd quarter ends with the Vikings in front 38-13.
Andrew Frick caps off long drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Vikings up 38-13 with 38 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.
Screen pass to Tolbert goes for 33 yards to the falcons 2.
Penalties on the Vikings move them back to the 35.
Justin Gates-Mouton rushes for another 1st down to the Saratoga 25 yard line.
Pass complete to Johnson for 15 yards, bringing up 3rd and 1.
Keller Chryst sacked for 11-yard loss. Vikings back to the Saratoga 42.
15-yard completion to De’Antay Williams moves Vikings near midfield.
Punt out of bounds, Paly takes over at their own 30.
The pass is complete, and the Falcons convert on 4th down.
On 3rd down, Justin Gates-Mouton breaks up a long pass, bringing up 4th and long.
50-yard touchdown by Justin Gates-Mouton down the middle of the field. Vikings lead 31-13 with 7:48 left in 3rd quarter.
On 3rd and 10, the pass is incomplete. Paly takes over near midfield after the punt.
Touchdown! 38-yard pass from Keller Chryst to junior Malcolm Davis. Vikings extend lead to 24-13 after successful extra point.
Chryst pass complete to Gates-Mouton for 25 yards to the Falcons 36.
Turnover on downs after incomplete pass by Saratoga. Vikings take over on their own 35.
On 3rd and 5, Paly stops Saratoga short of the first down, bringing up 4th and 7.
Unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Vikings on Saratoga kickoff return sets up the Falcon drive at midfield.
Paly rolls out Spirit Week floats for halftime entertainment.
James Foug field goal attempt good as time expires. Vikings go into halftime with a 17-13 lead.
Chryst spikes the ball to stop the clock with 1 second to go in the half at the 8-yard line.
Vikings 4th down conversion on a pass completion to Justin Gates-Mouton. Vikings on the Falcons 26-yard line with 14 seconds left in the half.
On 4th down, the Falcons fake a punt. The pass is incomplete, and Paly takes over at the Saratoga 43 with under a minute to go.
Saratoga 6-yard gain on 3rd and 10 and forced to punt.
Paly forced to punt. Saratoga will start its drive at the 20.
Paly takes over at the Falcons 47. 2:25 left in the half.
Saratoga stopped on 3rd down for no gain and forced to punt.
Crist takes down the Saratoga quarterback for an 11-yard sack.
Another touchback by kicker James Foug.
Tolbert barrels through a defender on the way to a 21-yard score. The extra point makes it 14-13 Vikings with 3:03 remaining.
Junior Keesean 12-yard reception to the Saratoga 21-yard line.
On 3rd and 5, a 6-yard pass to Jayshawn Gates-Mouton is enough for a first down.
50-yard screen pass to Tolbert is called back by a block in the back penalty on the Vikings.
Blown coverage leads to 80-yard touchdown pass by the Falcons. Extra point is good. Falcons take 13-7 lead with 5:29 left in the half.
Touchback on the kickoff by Foug. Saratoga starts the drive at their own 20.
5-yard touchdown run by Frick. 6:13 to go in the half, 7-6 Vikings after James Foug’s extra point is good.
Vikings move inside the 10-yard run after a run by senior Matt Tolbert.
Junior Andrew Frick runs for 42 yards to the Saratoga 23.
Paly take over at their own 27-yard line.
On 3rd and 10, Walters is sacked at the Falcons 18. They are forced to punt on 4th and 18.
On 3rd and 10, Keller Chryst completes a 9-yard pass to De’Antay Williams. Vikings forced to punt on 4th and 1.
Interception by senior Justin Gates-Mouton. First and 10 on the Viking 33 yard line.
Saratoga starts off the quarter with a 17-yard run to put them on the Viking 40-yard line.
On 3rd and 10, Chryst gets sacked for a 3 yard loss. Vikings forced to punt, end of 1st quarter.
Sorry for the late start. Vikings allowed two early field goals and now have the ball at their 20. 6-0 Saratoga, 2:02 left in the first.
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