2016 Game 1: SAN LORENZO

Lions Win Season-Opener After Squan­der­ing Big Lead

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

img_5543 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.

Despite hav­ing the ball with 2 and a half min­utes left in the game, Galileo could not run out the clock. Instead, they turned the ball over on downs to allow San Lorenzo a few des­per­a­tion heaves with 30 sec­onds remain­ing. With all these signs point­ing to a young team seem­ingly not able to hold onto a win, Galileo did find a way to knock down a few passes and then take a knee to fin­ish off their first game of the 2016 season.

Young Lions Look Promis­ing in Loss

Galileo JV 08–00 08
San Lorenzo JV 06–14 20

The Young Lions found out how dif­fi­cult it is to win when you get 3 touch­downs called back on penal­ties and throw picks in the red­zone. Sopho­more safety, Ronald Fox put the Lions up early with a pick-6 but San Lorenzo took the lead late in the third quar­ter and that was the ball game. Although, things looked bleak, the Young Lions can count their bless­ings because they know they can score and by allow­ing only 6 points until the end of the third quar­ter, they can play some defense too.