2016 Game 10: MISSION

Big Plays Highlight Prequel to Playoff Showdown

Galileo V 28-08 36
Mission V 26-16 42

Coming into their last regular season game, the Galileo Lions knew that a win against the #1 seed Mission Bears would guarantee a playoff spot. If that fails, there is a less heroic route to the playoffs that culminates with a Burton loss at Lincoln the #2 seed-this was almost a guarantee and it became a reality when Lincoln dominated a decimated Burton roster to win 42-6. However, Galileo was playing Mission at the same time and would not know Burton’s demise until after their game. In other words, the Lions came out swinging and slinging as if their lives depended on it. In the end, this highlight reel game for both teams that turned into a narrow escape by the Bears, didn’t matter. After Mission picked off a Galileo pass at Mission’s own 5-yard line with 30 seconds left in the game, the Lions were decimated but it was a quick 180 when the Lions received news of the Burton loss-they hurried off the field knowing that they will have another shot at the Bears in the playoffs.

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Young Lions Play Tough in Losing Finale vs Bears

Galileo FS 14-00 12
Mission FS 12-30 42

Freshman quarterback, Matthew Tu tossed two touchdowns to pace the Lions against the Bears in the first half but second half miscues closed out the season with a loss. In their last hurrah, Zayru Hayes caught both TD passes from Tu and Michael Duran completed a pass to Reese Pickart for the second PAT try. Galileo’s halftime lead fizzled quickly when Mission took over the second half to run off 30 unanswered points. The loss closed out the Young Lions season with a 2-3-1 league record, 4-4-1 overall.