Thin Varsity Squad Got Thinner in Loss
Galileo 00-00 00
Jefferson 23-15 38
As if facing a rejuvinated Jefferson program with a cool senior QB was not enough, Galileo’s varsity football team, due to injuries and academics, only suited up 17 players for their opener at home on a hot day. The Lions stood toe-to-toe with the Grizzlies in the first quarter before falling apart in the second-the Grizz capitalized on two bad punts which yielded the ball on Galileo’s half of the field, resulting in two quick scores for a 23-0 halftime lead. Galileo’s offense failed to find any type of rhythm throughout the game, leaving their defense to fend for itself. In the end, Galileo lost the match and their starting center to a shoulder injury, but found enough within themselves to finish with 14 able bodies.
Young Lions Scores Solid Victory in Opener
Frosh Soph 18-08 26
Jefferson FS 00-08 08
The Lions and the Grizzlies put together an entertaining game filled with solid execution, sure tackles, and big hits. That’s saying a lot for a game-1 tilt at this level which is usually filled with bad tackling, dropped balls, and formation malfunctions. This tightly contested matchup began to roll Galileo’s way as it made big play after big play. There were nothing more eye-popping than sophomore running back, Jeremiah Horne’s 95-yard TD catch & run and his 70-yard scoring scamper. Unfortunately, both plays were called back. Sophomore quarterback, Adrian Poot played a solid game with timely connections to wideouts; Kingsley Mai, Jackie Guo and Aaron Tsai. Poot also put together a highlight run of his own-a scoring scramble that left 3 defenders cemented in their tracks. Defensively, two sophomores stole the show-middle backer, Dasan King and defensive tackle, Donald McFarland. The outstanding frosh who dished out a few big hits and intercepted a pass is none other than a second generation Fox, Ronald brother of Ronzel (2013).