SPRING BALL 2017

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Galileo’s 2017 Spring Ball season is currently in session. With major offensive weapons returning from a high scoring 2016 season, the Lions are ready to light up the scoreboard at the spring game. Returning QB, Adrian Poot will be a force with his ability to spread the ball around. The 2016 AAA Running Back of the Year, Yarvell Smith will look to show the world what he can do as a sophomore next season but until then he is going to be a huge problem for Galileo’s defense in the spring game. Smith, a more than capable linebacker, will also get on the other side of the ball more this upcoming season. Other key offensive weapons to lookout for are sure-handed wideouts Jackie Guo and Erasmo Rivas. The biggest unknown for Galileo will be how it’s offensive line will respond from losing three seniors: it’s line is hinging on three rookie big boys; Thomas Santos, Eric Larreynaga, and Max Miles. Defensively, with the departure of all-city players; Connor Chavela (MLB), Demaje Ardis (OLB), and Miles Mainini (DE), the Lions will feature upcoming juniors, Ronald Fox (FS), Antonio McBride (MLB), and Johan Lacayo (DE/LB).

2016 AWARDS

The Galileo Lions Foot­ball Pro­gram have awards for 3 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories; sum­mer awards, weekly awards dur­ing the sea­son, and the end of the fall sea­son awards. Var­sity play­ers are awarded hel­met stick­ers after each game. All awards are not for per­sonal glory but to rec­og­nize a player’s ded­i­ca­tion and hard-work.

2016 SENIOR GAME

The class of 2017 was honored in their last home game of the regular season. This senior class is led by 3-year varsity starter, Donovan Hasson (DB/WR) with all-city talents; Miles Mainini (DE/TE) and Connor Chavela (LB/RB). Mainini is the lone 2-year all-city standout (TE 2015, DE 2016). Among the notables of this group are; Demaje Ardis (LB), Marvell Despanie (FS), Kyle Cantave (OL), Jonathan Lai (OL), Yousef Saber (DE) and special teamster, Derrick Davenport (FS).

2016 Playoff vs Mission

The Future Shines in Lions End-of-Season Playoff Loss

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A Galileo fumble by freshman running back, Yarvell Smith on the opening kickoff allowed Mission to take a 6-0 lead in the first minute of the 2016 playoff game at Kezar. The Lions mounted an answer but an illegal formation flag nullified a touchdown pass from Adrian Poot to Jackie Guo. The Bears would add another touchdown before Smith scored from 24-yards out to put the Lions on the board. Galileo’s playoff inexperience was notable in the opening half as Mission reclaimed momentum with another score right before halftime to take a 22-6 lead and all the air out of the Lions’ sails.

2016 Game 10: MISSION

Big Plays Highlight Prequel to Playoff Showdown

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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.

2016 MANNEQUIN CHALLENGE

The Galileo Football Program certainly knows how to have a bit of fun before practice. With an impromptu announcement from Coach Mark who simply said, “Mannequin Challenge tomorrow before warm ups”, the players and coaches more than responded with this video. This is the G-House version, a different touch with a different song.

2016 Game 9: BALBOA

Lions Come Up Short in First League Game at Home

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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.

2016 Game 7: LINCOLN

Galileo Offense Falters with Chance to Win

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Galileo failed to convert on it’s first two redzone possessions to leave the door open for the Mustangs to strike first. The Lions also failed to convert in it’s last redzone possession to allow Lincoln to escape with a 21-18 victory. The loss drops Galileo to 2-2 in league.

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