2016 Game 3: PINER

2 Late Lions’ Penal­ties Cost Game

Galileo V 08–06 14
Piner V 03–14 17

img_5981 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.

Galileo con­trolled the game behind the arm of junior quar­ter­back, Adrian Poot who tossed TD passes of 12 and 24 yards to Erasmo Rivas and Jacky Guo respec­tively. Galileo’s defense stood tall as well except for the late pass­ing inter­fer­ence penalty and also allow­ing an early Piner’s TD pass due to a blown cov­er­age exchange.

Young Lions’ Speed too Much for Piner

Galileo JV 14–14 28
Piner JV 00–08 08

The speedy young Lions proved to be too much for the Prospec­tors even with­out fresh­man run­ning back, Yarvell Smith who got called up for var­sity duties. Sopho­more quar­ter­back, Ronald Fox con­tin­ued to do the heavy lift­ing with a duo of fresh­men flash­ing their speed; Royel Edwards and Deshawn Carter.