As the 162-game Major League Baseball season comes to a close, postseason baseball is just around the corner. With all six divisions clinched, the four wild card teams are ready to play for a spot in the divisional series. The wild card games are set for today and tomorrow, with the divisional series for both the American and National Leagues beginning Thursday. The San Francisco Giants (64-98) have the worst record in the National League and are out of playoff contention, and with football season kicking off, many Bay Area students aren’t too eager about this year's postseason baseball. Nonetheless, The Paly Voice went out to ask students to find out which playoff team truly runs October.
Starting senior running back Paul Jackson III and junior quarterback Jackson Chryst will be on the sideline as the Palo Alto High School football team (0-4, 0-0) looks to kick off conference play with its first overall win during an away matchup against the Homestead High School Mustangs (1-3, 0-0) at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
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.