2016 Game 9: BALBOA

Lions Come Up Short in First League Game at Home

Galileo V 13-00 13
Balboa V 06-14 20

In a game with playoff implications, Galileo was the one left out of the dance as Balboa took the lead for good after a 1-yard plunge with 25 seconds remaining in the game. With it’s back against the ropes the entire game, the Lions’ defense held fast with 2 forced fumbles, 1 at their 5 yardline prior to the Bucs’ winning drive, and a key tackle by cornerback, Donovan Hasson, to keep the Bucs’ a yard away from 6 points. Hasson also picked off a pass in the game.

The 2-3 Lions’ road to the playoffs look like this but the good news is that Burton will have two tough opponents remaining, Lincoln (4-0) and Balboa (3-2):

  1. If Burton (2-2) loses both = Galileo in
  2. If Burton wins 1 of 2 games = Galileo must beat Mission
  3. If Burton wins both games = Burton in

Young Lions Settle for a Tie to Avoid 3-Game Losing Streak

Galileo FS 08-00 08
Balboa FS 08-00 08

The Young Lions managed a tie with the visiting Buccaneers as both squads were held scoreless in the second half. With an opportunity to win the game in their last drive to Balboa’s redzone, Galileo was tackled short on a quarterback keeper. Frosh quarterback, Matthew Tu received his first start of the season and impressed enough to garner another start in the last game of the season against Mission. Tu connected with sophomore receiver, Michael Duran, early and often. In the end it was sophomore quarterback, Ronald Fox who rallied the Lions to a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to tie the game. Unfortunately, Fox was also the culprit that set up Balboa’s score when his screen pass slipped through Duran’s hands and into a Buc’s linebacker’s lap. With 3 key players suspended for the first half and Tu starting in place of Fox, the Young Lions’ effort was impressive.