2016 Game 3: PINER

2 Late Lions’ Penalties Cost Game

Galileo V 08-06 14
Piner V 03-14 17

Two late defensive penalties on Galileo, allowed host, Piner to escape with a 17-14 victory. The Prospectors received a facemask penalty to keep their drive alive with under 2 minutes remaining in the game. Then on fourth down, a passing interference call in the endzone put the Propectors in the redzone. The valiant effort by the Lions turned bitter when on yet again another fourth down, Piner’s quarterback scrambled to the right for a 5-yard touchdown and the lead with 28 seconds on the clock. After the kick off, Galileo, starting on their 20, moved the ball past the 50 but ran out of time in the stunning loss. Galileo falls to 1-2 heading into league play and Piner is 1-2, winning their first game of the season.

2016 Game 2: HERCULES

Galileo Shut Out at Home

Galileo V 00-00 00
Hercules V 26-07 33

Galileo tackling miscues allowed Hercules to score two touchdowns and two huge coverage mistakes gave up another 12 points to put the Lions in a 26-0 halftime deficit. The lackluster opening half reviewed an inexperienced team that could not muster any energy to neutralize the Titans’ level of dominance nor was there any shifting of momentum. The lack of experience is not more evident than the waning seconds of the first half when Hercules struck with a 61-yard touchdown pass because Galileo’s defense allowed a receiver to get pass coverage that was just simply, not deep enough despite an obvious “prevent coverage” down.

2016 Game 1: SAN LORENZO

Lions Win Season-Opener After Squandering Big Lead

Galileo V 14-06 20
San Lorenzo V 03-14 17

Senior wide-out, Donovan Hasson made a few acrobatic catches along with his first TD reception of the season to pace Galileo in a game that almost got away. Up 14-0, Galileo allowed San Lorenzo a short field which resulted in a field goal in the waning seconds of the first half. In the second half, a botched snap over the head of senior punter, Nick Bustos, put San Lorenzo in the red zone. A few plays later, San Lorenzo scored on a touchdown reception. Galileo did manage another score but once again the Lions continued to show their generosity by throwing an ill-advised pass across the field that was picked off and returned to their 15. Three plays later, it was a brand new ball game when Galileo allowed another touchdown over the top of their pass coverage-the Rebels had pulled within 3 in a 20-17 game.


Even in the last week of the season, the Varsity Lions continued to struggle with off-the-field issues. Continuing the trend of injuries and/or suspensions, three starters were suspended for this game. The good news was the return of senior lineman, Jason Yu who had a knee issue all season but persevered to get healthy enough to play this one game in his final season.

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