Hobbling Eagles Forfeit Match to Lions

Galileo’s bounce-back game will have to wait another 2 weeks with Bye Week looming

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There was a slight buzz in the rumor-mill Thursday evening that was confirmed by an email from the athletic office stating that there was a 97.5 percent chance that Washington will forfeit their match with the Lions. Early Friday morning, it was confirmed that the Eagles have been sacked by injuries and a lack of commitment from multiple players-at least, that was the rumor because the athletic office never gave a reason as to why the Eagles were unable to fly. At Galileo that game-day morning when the news broke out, none were more disappointed than three former Eagles; coach Jerron Williams (Wash 2013), senior RB/LB Jimmie Edwards, and junior WR/DB Eric Hickerson.

Lions Falter in Lincoln Stampede

In Game for #1 Seed, Lions Looked #2

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At Lincoln High School, the last remaining high school grass football field in the city, Galileo received a rude reality check as the undefeated Mustangs ran all over the lions to score 7 times. To further add insult to the lop-sided defeat, there were numerous injuries to the lions’ already hobbling squad but none more impactful than when quarterback, Ronald Fox went down on a sack in the third quarter. In what looked apparent to be a horse-collar call as a Mustang defender grabbed the back collar of Fox’s shoulder pad and pulled back before smothering him to the ground, there were no yellow flags despite Galileo’s protest. Fox, after being attended to, was done for the game and Galileo’s faithful hoped that it was nothing more serious than an ankle sprain.

Varsity Dominate Lowell, Frosh Soph Opposite

Varsity Blues in Cardinal Triumph

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Typically, a 30-point victory is a cause for celebration and such a victory at the homecoming game might even be euphoric but not for the Galileo Lions offensive team who was limited to 13 snaps, partly due to Lowell’s run game, the Lions’ big play potential, and their very own, Jimmie Edwards. With a running clock in the second half, Edwards didn’t waste any time as he took the opening kick off and ran from the left hash to the right and then straight to the endzone to put the Lions up 30-0 and simultaneously taking away an opportunity for the offense to shine. Shortly after, another successful defensive series allowed Michael Duran to run 80 yards for Galileo’s final touchdown of the game. Lowell would take possession late in the third quarter and slowly churned their way to get on the board and capped that drive with a 2-point run just before the game ended. 

Galileo at Ygnacio Valley

Michael Duran #4 returns 1 of his 2 interceptions for a score against Ygnacio Valley.

Big Runs Highlight Win Over Warriors

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Senior quarterback, Ronald Fox continued to show growth in his first season behind center by completing a career best 6 of 11 passes for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Reese Bickart (3 rec, 78 yds). Fox also chipped in with an electrifying scramble and sprint up the right sideline for 61 yards into the endzone. Running backs Jimmie Edwards and Yarvell Smith took turns zigging and zagging to help the 2-0 Lions amass 398 yards on the ground. Edwards tallied 107 yards on 6 carries, scoring twice and Smith continued his dominance with 170 yards on 12 carries including 3 scores. Fox joined the 100-yard club with 5 carries for 101 yards. 

Galileo Romps in Season Opener

Lions Look Fast & Ferocious Early

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On their first offensive play of the 2018 season, the Galileo Lions flashed their big play potential with a 60-yard run-the scary part is that it didn’t come from the legs of junior RB, Yarvell Smith nor senior QB, Ronald Fox but that of senior slot receiver, Michael Duran. After a miss-tackle in the backfield by a Hoopa Valley defender, Duran flew up the Galileo sideline behind key blocks in three different levels from Jimmie Edwards, Mikah Coleman and Smith. Outstanding defensive player, Edwards was the man however with 3 rushing TD’s and 1 TD on a defensive play in which he recorded a sack, fumble caused and recovered for a score. Smith and senior wide out, Reese Bickart contributed a score each. 

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