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Gunn powers its way to another SCVAL El Camino football win

Original post made on Nov 2, 2019

Gunn’s power running game pounded another opponent Friday, piling up 395 yards on 39 carries in a 44-6 Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division football win over Cupertino.

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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 2, 2019 at 2:05 pm

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That's funny in that due to my cold I decided, despite emailing a list of 30 people about the game, to stay home. [Portion removed.] I was a contributor but not a star for the Terman 8th grade team. Flag football But Mom would not let me play for Gunn and sent me to Stanford tennis camp the week of double days.

Kudos to coach Miller and his lads.


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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 3, 2019 at 9:02 pm

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The part that was removed was a personal anecdote relayed to me from a family member of a current Gunn player, regarding his ambivalence about football success in an era when science is establishing a link between CTE and depression.
At Dartmouth, they practice tackling against robots, to save the players that much wear and tear, so to speak. Since Gunn excels at robotics, maybe the two teams can collaborate (robotics and football).


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Posted by Frank Owen
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 4, 2019 at 5:59 am

Congrats to Gunn HS football!

(and enough with all the anti-tackle football non-sense). Football teaches fighting, or if that word is too non-PC for you, how about persevering against highly-motivated adversity? It also teaches teamwork, since so many players have to do their jobs correctly at the same time in order to reach a unified goal. Kind of like the military you say? but even football haters should admit football is less dangerous than the military. and you parents of fat kids? what's worse for their future? morbid obesity or a few collisions in full pads against other fully-padded kids?

now, no CTE pun intended, how about a no-brainer for next year?

The initial scrimmage game, next year, right before the regular football season opens, should be Paly v. Gunn.
This season, Paly's greatest challenges have been against run-dominated teams: Wilcox and Los Gatos. Give Paly's defense an early crack at devising strategies for trying to stop run-dominated teams, like Gunn's Double Wing attack!


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Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Nov 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm

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To put it in perspective if gunn wins El Camino they are promoted to Paly’s division; Though championship contenders they are ranked 47 out of 94 teams in the CCS according to maxpreps, while the Vikes are #25.
I’ve always thought the name Vikings is racist I think they should be known as the Harbaughs, and we can be the Straussers.


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