The season is not officially over until we celebrate in our seasonal Awards Banquet Night. Win or lose, each season is filled with hard work, sacrifice, and achievement-what better way to finish strong than to celebrate! Please check back periodically for updated info.
The CIF Regional State Bowl games will be announced Sunday, December 8th. Each section will nominate their representatives and their respective commissioners will present their teams to a panel who will then make the final selections for the 2 teams-the winner will advance to the State Championship game against the south winner.
The 2013 season yielded a 17th city championship for Galileo. After losing a close game at Tamalpais, the Lions finished the season without a loss, compiling 12 straight victories culminated in a tightly contested 34–30 victory in the championship game against Lincoln.
In the regular season finale, Galileo faced a Lowell team that matched them score for score into the second quarter, even going as far as allowing the Cardinals a 22–21 lead. Then big plays from Galileo doom the Cardinals (Nelson’s TD run, Morgan’s 103 YDS pick-6) while the Lions’ defense woke up just in time to keep Lowell out of the end zone until late in the fourth quarter. Kyle Nelson’s arms and legs did the most damage all game long, escaping the pass rush multiple times to turn potential sacks into yards and 1 touchdown. The strength of his arm tallied 355 yards-throwing TD’s to Isaac Armstrong, and Lala Haro. Senior running back, Haro who was filling in for the injured Ronzel Fox, has scored in back to back games. Galileo’s high octane offense will look for another 50-point game as Lowell’s Machine will continue to keep rolling. Lowell will be landing on Thursday, November 21 for a 2pm “Rumble in the Jungle”. This time, the stakes are higher as it will be “win or go home”.
The 6–0 Galileo Lions will visit the Lowell Cardinals on Friday, November 15 with kick off at 2pm. Lowell at 4–2 had secured a playoff spot as the #4 seed when Galileo beat Balboa last week. Ironically, the Lions and the Cardinals will play again next week in the #1 vs #4 playoff match regardless of the outcome of this final regular season game. Galileo will look to be the ones doing the flying to maintain their 50-point average while the Cardinals are looking for revenge for last season’s final 30-second heartbreaking loss to the Lions. The frosh soph teams will conclude their season at Galileo on Thursday at 2pm.
The 5–0 Lions (8–1) will visit Balboa on Saturday, November 9th with kick off at 2pm. The Bucs are coming off a tough loss to Lowell which was a pivotal game for the 4th playoff seed. Galileo is coming off an emotional weekend which included the senior game victory over Marshall and losing senior running back, Ronzel Fox for the remainder of the season with a dislocated elbow. Fox left a senior season legacy with 111 carries for 1337 yards and 21 touchdowns in 8 games. He also had 20 receptions for 277 years and 1 score. The Lions will be looking to prove that they can keep things rolling behind the arm of Kyle Nelson but Balboa, a hard hitting and physical team, have other ideas. The frosh soph team will host the first place, young Bucs on Friday at 2pm.
Galileo will host Marshall on Friday, November 1 for it’s final home match of the regular season. Kick off time will be the usual 3pm prior to Daylight Saving time change on Saturday. Marshall is winless in league and this will be the Senior Game for the Lions. What does all this mean? It’s a sure thing to say that Galileo is the favorite but everyone knows that anything can happen when two teams step onto the field. For certain, tears will be shed as 26 senior Lions will bid farewell and show appreciation to their families for the years of support during their time at Galileo. If nothing else, the 26-seniors is a school record of some sort.
The Galileo Lions will host the Washington Eagles on Friday, October 25th with kick off at 3pm. The first place Lions are looking to end a
10-year 7-year losing streak against the Eagles. The frosh soph team will travel to the Eagle’s Nest for a Thursday match, also kicking off at 3pm but rumor has it that the Eagles might forfeit due to an incident from the previous match. The Young Lions, still looking for their first W of the season, will have a great opportunity to do so if the game remains on schedule. If not, it’s still a W by forfeit.