Mad bombers in the 650

There was a kid about halfway, chronologically, between John Paye and Heneghan who also put up huge numbers. But they were against very weak schedule, like Bay 6 not PAL — school of the deaf, and the like. He was also a Dartmouth recruit but not much of a factor at the next level. Or maybe only his receiver went to Dartmouth. Tony Fenwick and Beau Brown, two of “John-John’s” leading targets since pee wee days, and hoopsters for a Menlo team that won 20 straight or so, were classmates of mine at Dartmouth, where I was sports editor of the daily. Beau lettered in football, as a DB, whereas Tony ended up in crew not football or basketball.
And — I have to repeat this for emphasis — John Paye was named Athlete of the Year as a Junior by the local media — over Jim Harbaugh a 3-sport star for Paly. Paye who played football and basketball for Stanford and a Super Bowl ring for 49ers (backing both Steve Young and Joe Montana that year). And Chris Strausser, Gunn’s quarterback that year and maybe top 10 in the Peninsula — there was also a John Capuzelo of Carlmont who could bring it — I saw last night and shouted and waived and he waived back– as the Colts O-line coach. Honorable mention to Gunn’s crafty James Lambert who ran for 234 yards and three scores and previously unbeaten Cupertino.

I guess Lambert is more of a Snake, ala Ken Stabler, who allegedly got his nickname based on one long run for Alabama, than a bomber. I forget the name of the play but for one of his three TDS, Lambert faked a hand off or two, or faked a pitch, turned his back to the play, to the opponents, stood still for a beat until people were lunging and surging after either of his fakes, then came alive, ran around the end and traversed the field laterally and north-south, to make paydirt. Something like Steve Young against the Vikes, but also Bourne giving directions to a man to avoid capture at the mall, or who’s the Hong Kong stunt man hero who is athletic and funny? Or a Road Runner saying “meep meep” at the precise time to freak out not-too-wiley Coyote. Fuckin’ brilliant. His dad is head librarian in SF but rumour has it will replace Ed Shikada as City Manager here.

And Remi Wolf is in Paste with a 7.0 and the lead pick in the Pink about Outside lands. Rumor has it. I think its a lyric. Gunn has Fremont this week to sew up a playoff berth; Fremont has two huge backs that will try to take them “Furthur”.

Fremont has two bus-sized backs


I did not check “James” but for Jim we have:

Jim Baer, Jim Beall, Jim Beattie, Jim Black, Jim Burch, Jim Campbell, Jim Campilongo, Jim Carrey, Jim Chones, Jim Coulter, Jim Dine, Jim Eshelman, Jim Fleming, Jim Handy, Jim Harbarph, Jim Harrington, Jim Jeffries, Jim Keene, Jim Nadel, Jim Newton, Jim Plunkett, Jim Romeo, Jim Sapienza, Jim Schwartz, Jim Yardley, Jim Tyrer, Jimbo Mathus, Jimi Hendryx, who are a landlord, unkonw, baseball, drumming, politician, unknown, music, actor, unknown, investor, artist, prep track and field, agent, combat artist, inside joke name of Paly’s most famous athlete, arts writer, not sure, city manager, jazz educator, LA Times editor, Stanford and James Lick legend; agent, runner, unknown, journalist though he tackled Harbaugh when at Gunn, first of the NFL lineman suicides; music, more “cisum”


A CCS Top Twenty Weighted For Points Scored (public schools in bold-with points scored and actual rankings my MaxPreps)

Menlo 376 (11)
Santa Cruz 342 (16)
Aptos 336 (8)
Los Gatos 326 (3)
Palma 319 (10)
Leigh 317 (25)
Menlo Atherton 314 (5)
Gunn 308 (44)
St Francis 274 (1)
Mountain View 299 (24)
Serra 271 (2)
Lincoln 252 (34)
Westmont 261 (56)
Salinas 238 (4)
San Mateo 227 (35)
Bellarmine 249 (7)
Hillsdale 248 (32)
Scotts Valley 263 (30)
Valley Christian 260 (8)
Palo Alto 200 (23)
King City 206 (42)
Gunn of Palo Alto is the sixth-highest-scoring public school  team in the 93 team Central Coast Sectino (CCS). 

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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