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Saturday: Vikings play for Western supremacy

 

By Jim Gallagher

Vikings Boosters

Easily disposing of their remaining Northern California challenger, the Menlo-Atherton Vikings PeeWees meet their counterparts from Cowlitz County, Washington, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at Woodside High to determine the Pop Warner football "Best of the West" for 2011.

The winner qualifies for a trip to the Pop Warner National Championships next month in Orlando, Florida.

Coach Steve Stenstrom's 11- and 12-year-olds routed the Richmond Eagles 29-0 on Sunday, Nov. 20, at Santa Clara University, scoring all their points before Stenstrom placed his team on cruise control in the third quarter.

Dean Engram and Keyshawn Ashford ran for first-quarter touchdowns, while Ashford and Marcelous Chester scored again before halftime. Lucas Andrighetto added a pair of two-point conversion kicks.

The Vikings' customary furious defense, meanwhile, held the Eagles' attack in check.

Stenstrom, who has seen films of the Vikings' upcoming opponent, predicts a stern challenge for his unbeaten squad on Saturday. "They're as good as any team we've played," he said.

Junior PeeWees

The Vikings Junior PeeWees finished their season on a winning note on Saturday, Nov. 19, defeating the Sparks Cardinals 27-0 at Woodside High.

Taniela Heimuli scored a pair of touchdowns for Coach Harold Atkins' team, and Floyd Gazaway ran for another. James Miller recovered a Cardinal fumble in the end zone as the Vikings defense "pulled us through again," Atkins said.

Linebackers Matthew Azzopardi and Heimuli were particularly effective, and free safety Andres Atkins had two interceptions.

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Posted by Central P
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 21, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Go Vikings!

One win away from going to Florida to compete for the Pop Warner national championship title!

How cool is that?


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Posted by old football hand
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Nov 22, 2011 at 11:12 am

Great job Vikings!

Seems like you handled that one easily enough. Stay focused on the prize.


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Posted by MJ
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Nov 23, 2011 at 9:07 am

Menlo Atherton playing a team from Washington for the shot at a national title tournament?

Why isn't this town rocking about this?

Holy smokes! This is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Go Vikings! Good luck on Saturday at Woodside!


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Posted by Central P
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm

As I saw elsewhere - "Who rocks the house?"


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Posted by MJ
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Nov 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

from the other thread:

Washington Colts vs MA Vikings

Woodside HS, 11am

kids free, over fifteen $15

4 games

9am JPW RWC vs Evergreen (Nevada)

11am PW Washington Colts vs your Menlo Atherton Vikings

1pm JM Douglas Tigers (Nevada) vs Berkeley

3pm MD Carson Senators (Nevada)vs Berkeley


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Posted by Central P
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 26, 2011 at 6:55 am

A big day.


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