The Palo Alto High School administration may not be out of the woods yet, but observers at Thursday's special board meeting could be forgiven if they thought the storm has passed for Principal Kimberly Diorio's team after teachers and students showed up in force to defend their administration against charges that it mishandled a sexual assault case last year.
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.