MANALANG SCORES TWICE IN PURPLE VICTORY
In the Purple vs Orange Spring Game, senior defensive tackle, Matt Fronda, despite not playing in a game since his freshman season, showed his dominance on defense for the Orange-Fronda played the roll of the “Terminator” with a habit of being around the ball to make tackle after tackle. Fronda capped off a career day with an unlikely INT which doesn’t happen every day for DT’s. The Orange also included Galileo’s #1 defensive player in third year starter at middle linebacker, Jamari Hilliard-Vasquez. This time around, JHV’s offensive play was slightly more impressive because he was never called upon to play the “O” in the last 2 seasons due to another fella named Fox.
The 2014 season is officially upon us. All prospects (potential players) need to attend meetings and events unless excused. Players who participate in winter or spring sports are excused from camps & practice but not the meetings. Any current 9th grade players can participate in these camps and opt out to remain with the FS team at the end of summer camp.
The senior Class of 2014 finished their careers on top with a 12–1 record and the city title. Here are some of their numbers and their respective highlight reels. Also, top junior prospects, Jamari Hilliard-Vasquez and Rodney Morgan highlights are included below. For more information, please contact us through this website’s contact page.
Congratulations to Galileo’s All-Metro selections, led by quarterback, Kyle Nelson, who was voted onto the first team all-metro offensive squad and as 1 of 4 top regional players in the 2013 season. Nelson claims the “Metro-best 58 total TDs” title and was AAA CIF-SF’s Player of the Year. The 58 scores include 11 rushing TD’s and 47 passing (27 in league, 6 in the post-season, & to satisfy all the arguments about Nelson’s inflated stats due to the “irrelevancy of the AAA”-Nelson has 14 in 4 non-league contests, giving him a modest 3.66 TD’s per league contest and 3.5 TD’s per non-league contest). Nelson also garnered 2nd Team All-State honors by Maxpreps for division II.
The 2014 schedule is complete. Galileo’s non-league headliner will be an inner-city tilt in week 1 with the Sacred Heart Irish who is as they say, “right up the block”. Tamalpais will visit Galileo for the season opener in week 0 prior to that game. The Lions will visit De Anza in week 2 for the third installment of this matchup with each winning a home game in the past 2 seasons. Fort Bragg will once again make that hideous drive down to Galileo for a rematch, this time they will bring their JV squad also in week 3.
The 2014 season varsity coaching staff will return 3 out of 5 coaches with the additions of Jackie Phung who took a season off to get his teaching credential. The frosh soph coaching staff remains intact with everyone returning for a sophomore season.
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 (scroll to bottom for game highlights).
The 2013 AAA & CIF-SF section football champions received a prestigious invitation by supervisor and Galileo alum, London Breed, to City Hall on Tuesday, December 17th. In the supervisors meeting, supervisor Breed and another Gal alumni, supervisor Norman Yee both spoke highly of their pride in their school and recognized the players, their principal, Marcus Blacksher and their head coach, Mark Huynh, for their accomplishment. Mr. Blacksher and coach Mark also spoke briefly on behalf of Galileo and the football team. Senior captain, Isaac Armstrong was entrusted with the presentation of a purple football shirt to Ms. Breed and he was the right man for the job. 25 players attended along with 6 family members in this prestigious honor. When was the last time a city champion was honored at city hall? The answer might be “never”. Congratulations to a fantastic season to the Lions.