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.
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.
Lions Look Fast & Ferocious Early
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.
2018 Coaching Staff Leaning on State Experience
After a state championship run, Galileo’s coaching staff made significant gains despite the sad departure of 3-year coach, Stephen Carton who moved up to Seattle to enjoy the year-round rain. Coach Mark Huynh will be leading this program for a 10th season, a decade that produced 3 city championships, last season’s 6A state title and a hopeful run again this season. Coach Blacksher will be back to coordinate the Lions’ offense and take on more head coaching duties. Coach Lynch is asked to leap into the fire as the frosh soph head coach in his second year.
Galileo will host the rematch of last season’s Norcal Championship game with Rio Vista while renewing its 2-year contract with San Lorenzo and picking up a matchup at Ygnacio Valley. As of August 16th, Galileo picked up a last-minute home match against Hoopa Valley.
Last Update: Oct 1, 2018 (with FS game changes due to Washington & Mission dropping their FS teams)
Sat, 8/25 vs Hoopa Valley (V 2pm)
Fri, 9/7 @ Ygnacio Valley (JV 4:30pm, V 7pm)
Sat, 9/15 vs Rio Vista @ Galileo (FS 11am, V 2pm)