The league openers yielded complete opposite results for Galileo-the Varsity competed but the score says otherwise, while the Young Lions continue to roll, keeping their 2-season undefeated record alive.

Galileo Varsity 12-00 12
Balboa Varsity 20-20 40

Coming into league play with an 0-4 record, Galileo’s varsity squad played three competitive quarters at Balboa. Junior tight end, Miles Mainini’s clutch TD catch off a tipped ball and sophomore free safety, Keith Chapman’s pick-6 in his first varsity stint kept the Lions within striking distance at the half, down 12-20. Despite opening the second half with the ball, Galileo fell short by failing to make the most of their possession then things got ugly as the Bucs score easily on a deep pass and followed that up with a kick-off recovery that led to another score to make it a 3-score game. Balboa tacked on another score in the waning minutes to make it a 40-12 final. The highlights of the day featured a pair of cornerbacks who held their own against a stout Balboa receiving corps-Darren Peng had a few PD’s and picked off a pass while Antonio Lewis held his own in a one-on-one battle.

Galileo FS 20-22 42
Balboa FS 00-00 00

The undefeated Frosh Soph team tallied a season-high 42 points against Balboa in their league opener. The offensively explosive Young Lions flashed their defensive brilliance in shut-out fashion by limiting the Bucs to one red zone appearance. Most notably is the brilliant play of defensive end, Jackie Guo who transitioned to outside backer for this match. Here’s the transcript of the scoring highlights along with a few defensive gems:

Galileo 08-Balboa 00

  • 3rd play of game-MLB Dasan King strip in backfield, recovered by DE Haris Khan at Balboa 35
  • 20YD TD catch by Jeremiah Horne from Adrian Poot (3YD PAT catch by Jackie Guo from Adrian Poot)

Galileo 14-Balboa 00

  • 15YD TD catch by Andres Arguijo from Adrian Poot (PAT fail)

Galileo 20-Balboa 00

  • 3YD TD run by Tyreke Watts (PAT fail)

Galileo 26-Balboa 00

  • 74YD TD run by Tyreke Watts (PAT fail)

Galileo 34-Balboa 00

  • INT by Jackie Guo at Galileo 20
  • 48YD run by Aaron Tsai called back
  • 61YD run by Tyreke Watts after Tsai’s run
  • 4YD TD catch by Jackie Guo from Adrian Poot (3YD PAT run by Aaron Tsai)

Galileo 42-Balboa 00

  • 30YD TD run by Jeremiah Horne (3YD PAT run by Adrian Poot)