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Jackson IV ends football season as top rusher in the CCS

Original post made on Apr 19, 2021

Gunn, which finished the truncated season unbeaten in five contests, recorded the best record in the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League El Camino Division and will be recognized by the school.


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Posted by Eva_PA
a resident of Gunn High School
on Apr 19, 2021 at 1:29 pm

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The Gunn Titans were a super good team this (short) season. Such an amazing shift from a few years ago. Richard Jackson IV was not only ranked in CCS, but is ranked state-wide: #7 for Scoring, #7 for Touchdowns #12 for Rushing. His teammates really gave it their all to deliver an undefeated season including James Lambert "Lambchop" (rated #5 in CCS for rushing yards and #11 for touchdowns) and Kicker Joaquim Bonnet who is #17 for Scoring in CCS (by kicking extra points). A big turnaround in a few short years. This combined with other Gunn D-1 champs (Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Water Polo, Girls Volleyball) show that there is more than one "sports" school in Palo Alto. So exciting for the Gunn community.


Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Downtown North

on Apr 19, 2021 at 1:34 pm

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on Apr 19, 2021 at 1:38 pm

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 19, 2021 at 1:47 pm

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Really? Yes a good season but again a little humility because when they go up to De Anza Division it is a whole new ballgame.

Again, a good accomplishment but in a B- league and next year they will be moving up to a A+ league that is second only to the WCAL in the area, that is if this coach accepts the challenge?

Observing the head coach and all the celebrating and bravado on twitter etc..I'm SURE he will accept the challenge.


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on Apr 19, 2021 at 1:56 pm

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Posted by Midtown Resident
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 19, 2021 at 2:32 pm

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Congratulations to all the high school student athletes. It’s great that they all have an outlet this year.


Posted by Eva_PA
a resident of Gunn High School
on Apr 19, 2021 at 4:24 pm

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"Observer" No disrespect intended and please don't take this as a putdown of any other programs. Gunn has not been thought of as a sports school for as long as I've lived here. It's exciting for the Gunn student community to have this spirit emerging. Football games have been poorly attended in the past, but can be such a healthy fun bonding experience for the whole school which is good for our Palo Alto teens. The team did great and deserve recognition and to celebrate their wins.


Posted by Juliette Finkelstein
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 19, 2021 at 8:27 pm

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If Gunn cannot measure up to the better high school football teams in the area, why are they being forced to join another league?

Shouldn't they remain in a weaker division where there is more parity?


Posted by Midtown Resident
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 19, 2021 at 10:34 pm

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I don’t believe there will be any moving between leagues this year for either PA team since there was not a full season. Keep in mind that in a regular year typically the strongest team in El Camino will move up to De Anza and the weakest team in De Anza will move down to El Camino. It happens almost every year and there are a few other things that get factored in to that decision. Theres very little difference between the top of El Camino and the bottom of DeAnza which accounts for the movement between the two. I think the thing to keep in mind is that we are talking about kids here. Kids playing a sport they love. Many have dreams to continue in college regardless of where they go to high school. For many this is a way to college. We are talking about kids. High school kids. For Gunn- they had a great year. Good for them. Let them have this moment. Let’s not get salty. For PALY- better luck next year- it will be a better year. Best of luck to both teams.


Posted by Perspective
a resident of another community
on Apr 21, 2021 at 9:46 am

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° Many have dreams to continue in college regardless of where they go to high school. For many this is a way to college.

^ only if one receives an athletic scholarship to play football in college.

walk-on players are very rare and less than 10% of those who played high school football will ever play on the collegiate level.

it's better to have a high GPA and SAT score and then to study/prepare for an actual vocation that will pay the bills later on in life.

most liberal arts and humanities majors are doomed unless they want to become highly educated food servers and barristas.


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