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Liveblog: Vikings beat Chargers in playoff opener

Grant Raffel, Author

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The Palo Alto High School Vikings beat Leland High School tonight in the first round of the Central Coast Section Open Division football playoffs. Here are the updates from throughout the game.

9:14 p.m. – We’re done! Paly wins 20-6. The Vikings advance to play St. Francis in the CCS Open Division semifinals next week.

9:11 p.m. – Vikings turn over at Charger 20, but intercept on next play and take possession on Leland 6-yard-line with 44 seconds left.

9:03 p.m. – Austin Braff and Morris Gates-Mouton sack Charger quarterback on 4th down, Paly takes over with 20-6 lead and less than four minutes to go.

8:56 p.m. – Chryst completes 42-yard pass to B.J. Boyd and Paly leads 20-6 following missed extra point as 7:44 remains in the game.

8:52 p.m. – Vikings force Leland to punt after three-and-out, get ball at own 48 with 9:02 to go.

8:46 p.m. – Dre Hill scores on 4th and goal from the 1-yard-line and Paly takes a 14-6 lead with 11:00 left in the game.

8:42 p.m. – Third quarter ends with the Vikings on the Leland 7-yard-line and driving.

8:39 p.m. – Matt Tolbert intercepts Charger pass and Vikings take over at own 24-yard-line.

8:30 p.m. – Chryst completes 37-yard pass to B.J. Boyd on 4th and 4 for a touchdown. After extra point, Paly leads 7-6 with 3:40 to go in the third quarter.

8:24 p.m. – Vikings get ball back at own 42 following Charger punt.

8:22 p.m. – Chryst throws fourth interception and Leland takes over at Viking 45-yard-line.

8:18 p.m. – Paly gets ball following Leland punt early in 2nd half.

7:56 p.m. – Chryst intercepted for third time, Leland knees from own 4 yard-line and half ends with Chargers leading 6-0.

7:52 p.m. – Chryst completes pass to Braff, Paly on Leland 25 with 2:03 left in half.

7:50 p.m. – Paly takes over at Leland 46-yard-line following punt.

7:46 p.m. – Chryst intercepted, Leland takes over at own 3 with 3:17 left in the half leading 6-0.

7:42 p.m. – Malcolm Davis recovers a fumbled Chryst punt, Paly recovers at the Leland 25.

7:39 p.m. – Vikings punt to Leland 20 after getting ball from Leland punt.

7:32 p.m. – Paly turns over on downs, Leland takes over.

7:25 p.m. – Leland kicks a 20-yard field goal and leads 6-0 with 11:43 to go in the second quarter.

7:17 p.m. – After failed onside kick attempt, Leland gets the ball back at own 42 following Paly 3-and-out.

7:13 p.m. – Leland connects on a 40-yard field goal, leads 3-0 with 6:01 left in the first quarter.

7:10 p.m. – Keller Chryst pass intercepted from the Charger 18-yard-line and returned to the Viking 26.

7:03 p.m. – The Vikings receive the kickoff in front of an unusually small crowd.

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