Pali High beat the undermanned and over-matched University High School Wildcats 20-13 on Friday Night in front of a packed home stadium.
Once again, the Dolphins proved to be a second half team, trailing 7-0 after the first half, the offense, lead by the running of Justin Sinclair, who had a little help from fellow senior Larry Harris, put up 21 points in the second half. The defense continued to do its job and held the Wildcats to one touchdown in the second half.
With the win on Friday, the Dolphins end the season with a 6-4 record and 4-1 in their conference.
Congratulations to the team for working hard and getting back to a winning regular season. Pam Mann, the President of the Quarterback Club, Marnie Ware, its Vice President and the volunteer overseeing the AMP program, Jan Norgrenn, the administrator of the AMP Program (which provides tuturing services to the football players), and Deborah Torgan, a board member on the Quarterback Club and the person in charge of concessions, each deserve a lot of credit for their fundraising efforts and administrative skills to make sure that the vast majority of the football players were able to achieve grades that kept them eligible to compete.
Also, the Pali High Booster Club made a very generous gift to the team that went toward the purchase of a very specialized training machine that looks like something you would find at the car wash.
Finally, the parents, Palihigh students, and friends should be congratulated for filling the stands and bringing Friday Night Lights to PaliHigh. Playoffs start soon, so make sure to watch Palisades Pride in action. Go Dolphins!!!