Coaching Staff 2017

In his 5th sea­son at Galileo, Mar­cus Black­sher Jr. has been pro­moted to asso­ciate head coach of the var­sity team. His main role will be coör­di­nat­ing the var­sity offense and work­ing with player’s aca­d­e­mic progress. Stephen Car­ton ben­e­fited from the change, gain­ing the role of frosh soph head coach for this sea­son. Coach Mark Huynh will make a return to coör­di­nat­ing the var­sity defense and retain the role of coör­di­nat­ing spe­cial teams for both squads. Addi­tional coaches are cur­rently slog­ging through the paper trail.

GLF 2017 Season Info

GALILEO-DECAL-2016-cartoonsmWith the sum­mer ses­sions over with, the Lions will take the field for the first day of prac­tice on Tues­day, August 1st. All incom­ing fresh­men are wel­come to attend (2 rules to know; no red on the field and no pro­fan­ity). All play­ers need a phys­i­cal to par­tic­i­pate. All info and announce­ments for the 2017 cam­paign will be posted here.

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SPRING BALL 2017

GALILEO-DECAL-2016-cartoonsmGalileo’s 2017 Spring Ball sea­son is cur­rently in ses­sion. With major offen­sive weapons return­ing from a high scor­ing 2016 sea­son, the Lions are ready to light up the score­board at the spring game. Return­ing QB, Adrian Poot will be a force with his abil­ity to spread the ball around. The 2016 AAA Run­ning Back of the Year, Yarvell Smith will look to show the world what he can do as a sopho­more next sea­son but until then he is going to be a huge prob­lem for Galileo’s defense in the spring game. Smith, a more than capa­ble line­backer, will also get on the other side of the ball more this upcom­ing sea­son. Other key offen­sive weapons to look­out for are sure-handed wide­outs Jackie Guo and Erasmo Rivas. The biggest unknown for Galileo will be how it’s offen­sive line will respond from los­ing three seniors: it’s line is hing­ing on three rookie big boys; Thomas San­tos, Eric Lar­rey­naga, and Max Miles. Defen­sively, with the depar­ture of all-city play­ers; Con­nor Chavela (MLB), Demaje Ardis (OLB), and Miles Main­ini (DE), the Lions will fea­ture upcom­ing juniors, Ronald Fox (FS), Anto­nio McBride (MLB), and Johan Lacayo (DE/LB).

GLF15 DESIGNS

2016 AWARDS

The Galileo Lions Foot­ball Pro­gram have awards for 3 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories; sum­mer awards, weekly awards dur­ing the sea­son, and the end of the fall sea­son awards. Var­sity play­ers are awarded hel­met stick­ers after each game. All awards are not for per­sonal glory but to rec­og­nize a player’s ded­i­ca­tion and hard-work.

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2016 VIDEOS

The Galileo Lions reached the play­offs but fell short of the cham­pi­onship game in a loss to Mis­sion. Although the 2016 sea­son was full of tri­als and obsta­cles, the Lions remain faith­ful and kept work­ing together to achieve the goal of reach­ing the play­offs. This sea­son was full of high­lights as evi­dent by the video.

2016 SENIOR GAME

The class of 2017 was hon­ored in their last home game of the reg­u­lar sea­son. This senior class is led by 3-year var­sity starter, Dono­van Has­son (DB/WR) with all-city tal­ents; Miles Main­ini (DE/TE) and Con­nor Chavela (LB/RB). Main­ini is the lone 2-year all-city stand­out (TE 2015, DE 2016). Among the nota­bles of this group are; Demaje Ardis (LB), Mar­vell Despanie (FS), Kyle Can­tave (OL), Jonathan Lai (OL), Yousef Saber (DE) and spe­cial team­ster, Der­rick Dav­en­port (FS).

2016 Playoff vs Mission

The Future Shines in Lions End-of-Season Play­off Loss

Galileo V 06–19 25
Mis­sion V 22–27 49

cmg_4221-copy A Galileo fum­ble by fresh­man run­ning back, Yarvell Smith on the open­ing kick­off allowed Mis­sion to take a 6–0 lead in the first minute of the 2016 play­off game at Kezar. The Lions mounted an answer but an ille­gal for­ma­tion flag nul­li­fied a touch­down pass from Adrian Poot to Jackie Guo. The Bears would add another touch­down before Smith scored from 24-yards out to put the Lions on the board. Galileo’s play­off inex­pe­ri­ence was notable in the open­ing half as Mis­sion reclaimed momen­tum with another score right before half­time to take a 22–6 lead and all the air out of the Lions’ sails.

2016 Game 10: MISSION

Big Plays High­light Pre­quel to Play­off Showdown

Galileo V 28–08 36
Mis­sion V 26–16 42

img_7352-copy Com­ing into their last reg­u­lar sea­son game, the Galileo Lions knew that a win against the #1 seed Mis­sion Bears would guar­an­tee a play­off spot. If that fails, there is a less heroic route to the play­offs that cul­mi­nates with a Bur­ton loss at Lin­coln the #2 seed-this was almost a guar­an­tee and it became a real­ity when Lin­coln dom­i­nated a dec­i­mated Bur­ton ros­ter to win 42–6. How­ever, Galileo was play­ing Mis­sion at the same time and would not know Burton’s demise until after their game. In other words, the Lions came out swing­ing and sling­ing as if their lives depended on it. In the end, this high­light reel game for both teams that turned into a nar­row escape by the Bears, didn’t mat­ter. After Mis­sion picked off a Galileo pass at Mission’s own 5-yard line with 30 sec­onds left in the game, the Lions were dec­i­mated but it was a quick 180 when the Lions received news of the Bur­ton loss-they hur­ried off the field know­ing that they will have another shot at the Bears in the playoffs.

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