Injuries can force the greatest of teams to fall apart. Going into last night's game against the Aragon High School Dons (3-0, 0-0) the Vikings (0-4, 0-0) were short key offensive threats. Senior running backs Paul Jackson III and Sione Latu were unable to play due to injuries. Paly's luck quickly went from bad to terrible when an Aragon player stepped on junior starting quarterback Jackson Chryst's achilles, taking him out of the game at the end of the first quarter.
A good amount of the students attending Palo Alto High School have lived in or around the city of Palo Alto for most of, if not all, their lives. For those who haven't, they know that transitioning to a new home can be tough. Having new teachers, making new friends, being in a new environment, and getting involved in new sports teams and school organizations can be a very difficult transition. Boys' basketball (19-3, 10-0) hosts one of these Palo Alto newcomers.
Last year's first-round Central Coast Section (CCS) playoff loss to the Cupertino High School Pioneers (11-6, 3-2) will be fresh in the mind of the Palo Alto High School (12-2, 4-0) boys' basketball squad when the Vikings have a chance to avenge their season-ending loss to the Pioneers at 7:45 p.m. on Friday at Gunn High School.
Coming off a 58-43 victory against Milpitas High School (4-9,0-1) on Tuesday, the Vikings are looking to play to their strengths against the Gunn High School Titans (9-3, 0-1) at 7:45 p.m. on Friday at the Gunn gym for "Quad Night". Paly hopes to continue to rely on junior starters forward Max Dorward and guard Jared Wulbrun, along with consistent ball movement on the court.