2016 Game 7: LINCOLN

Galileo Offense Fal­ters with Chance to Win

Galileo V 08–10 18
Lin­coln V 14–21 21

img_6976-copy 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.

The Mustang’s first touch­down was a gift from Galileo who coughed up the ball at their own 20 before allow­ing a run-heavy Lin­coln team to toss a fade to the left cor­ner of the end­zone. When Lin­coln added another score, the Lions answered with an Adrian Poot TD pass to Erasmo Rivas. The sec­ond half was no dif­fer­ent as Lin­coln mounted a 21–8 lead, Galileo would answer with another TD strike to Mar­vell Despanie to make it 21–16. In the end, it was 4 downs start­ing from Lincoln’s 5 that resulted in 2 false starts, a few neg­a­tive rushes and a last gasp pass to Despanie in the end­zone that was bro­ken up by 2 Lin­coln defend­ers. Poot fin­ished the day with the 2 TD strikes, 7 rushes for 74 yards, a 2-point con­ver­sion pass to Jackie Guo and also rushed for a 2-point conversion.

Defen­sively, Galileo had a dif­fi­cult time stop­ping Lincoln’s jumbo pack­age which fea­tured 2 line­men run­ning the ball. The grind took a toll on the Lions as they lost defen­sive end, Tris­tan Ander­son to a con­cus­sion. Line­backer, Con­nor Chavela led all Lions with 16 tackles.

In a game that fit it’s billing of a tight matchup, it was the Lions who were the gen­er­ous ones-fumbling a few times and los­ing one, and throw­ing 2 inter­cep­tions, one in the end­zone by Poot and another by run­ning back, Yarvell Smith. Galileo scored a safety late in the game as Lin­coln attempted to run out the clock. With 1 sec­ond remain­ing, Galileo could not get a mir­a­cle on the kick off return as Smith got tack­led after a 15-yard run up the middle.

Defense Falls Flat as Young Lions Drop 2 in a Row

Galileo FS 14–14 28
Lin­coln FS 13–19 32

Ronald Fox’s strip and sprint for a 99-yard touch­down along with a late 28–26 lead was not enough as the Mus­tangs raced ahead on a 45-yard touch­down run to take the lead for good late 4th quar­ter. Like the var­sity squad, the Young Lions also fell to 2–2 in league.