2016 Game 10: MISSION

Big Plays High­light Pre­quel to Play­off Showdown

Galileo V 28–08 36
Mis­sion V 26–16 42

img_7352-copy 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.

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Young Lions Play Tough in Los­ing Finale vs Bears

Galileo FS 14–00 12
Mis­sion FS 12–30 42

Fresh­man quar­ter­back, Matthew Tu tossed two touch­downs to pace the Lions against the Bears in the first half but sec­ond half mis­cues closed out the sea­son with a loss. In their last hur­rah, Zayru Hayes caught both TD passes from Tu and Michael Duran com­pleted a pass to Reese Pickart for the sec­ond PAT try. Galileo’s half­time lead fiz­zled quickly when Mis­sion took over the sec­ond half to run off 30 unan­swered points. The loss closed out the Young Lions sea­son with a 2–3-1 league record, 4–4-1 overall.