News

Vikings Pop Warner football report

This report is from Adam Greenlow of Menlo Park, a player on the Pee Wee Vikings' team. He is a seventh grader at St. Raymond School.

The Menlo-Atherton Vikings of the Pop Warner football league played the Berkley Jr. Bears in the fourth week of the season on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Oakland Tech High School in Oakland. Following are the game summaries (all players named are with the Vikings).

■ Tiny Mites: In a game where you don't keep score of the points, Justin Sinclair scored in the first half. The Vikings played their toughest opponents yet in a hard-hitting game. The heat and player injures made the game hard for the Vikings. Lawrence Azzopardi, Ezra Bazan, Ian Collins, JT Hunsaker, and Darien Houston all played a great game.

■ Mitey Mites: The Mitey Mites won in an outstanding game, 18-0. This win, keeping the Mitey Mites undefeated, was made possible because of stellar defense. This defense included Floyd Gazaway, Lucas Andrighetto, Blake Stenstrom, and Brad Yaffe who kept the Bears from scoring. Keyshawn Ashford scored two touchdowns to pump up the crowd. Brad Yaffe caught a nice pass for a touchdown. The offensive line facilitated the touchdowns by assisting the running back and receiver.

■ Junior Pee Wees: The JPW played a tough game against the Bears, but lost 27-6. Lavell Gates started off the Vikings' game by putting points on the board with an explosive kickoff return. Nick Becker had a fumble recovery. Leamanaia Brown exhibited great effort on defense.

■ Pee Wees: The Pee Wees had a great first drive, but couldn't get the first down when they were inside the 10-yard line. The Vikings had some costly mistakes, resulting in touchdowns for the other side. The Vikings could not climb out of the hole to score. The final score was a 27-0.

■ Junior Midgets: The Junior Midgets were down 13-0, but came back with spectacular play to win 14-13. Malcolm Gates scored a touchdown off a 72-yard kickoff return. Isiah Nash scored on a pass from Royce Branning. The second half was scoreless on both sides. Outstanding games were played by Steven McColloch, Max Gardner, Robert Wang, Anthony Gabb, and Skyler Taulapapa.

Comments

 +   Like this comment
Posted by willie
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Wow is this the same Keyshawn that was on Tarr's team last year? If so congrats I always knew you had talent,but you were kept bottled up.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Paul
a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Sep 29, 2009 at 6:44 pm

MITEY MITES UNDEFEATED WAY TO GO YOU ALL MUST HAVE A GREAT COACHING STAFF AND PLAYERS. THOSE GATES BROTHERS ARE AWESOME


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,360 views

One night only: ‘Occupy the Farm’ screening in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,210 views

What Are Menlo Park’s Priorities?
By Erin Glanville | 37 comments | 1,541 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 3 comments | 1,404 views

Are you considering a remodel?
By Stuart Soffer | 1 comment | 275 views