Turnovers Doom Lions at Hercules
Galileo will be visited Hercules (3–0) on Friday September 8, 2017 for their first away match of the season. The frosh soph team kicked off at 4:30pm and the varsity nightcap at 7pm.
Four Turnovers Doom Lions at Hercules
Under the lights in a cool night at Hercules High, Galileo became a victim of it’s own undoing by reverting into last season’s turnover-prone squad. The Titans were able to capitalize on a blocked punt returned for a score and on the first of back-to-back series ending interceptions.
Down 20–0, the Lions got excellent field position when Antonio Lewis returned the second half kick off to Hercules’ side of the field. A few plays later, sophomore running back, Yarvell Smith punched it in for his second touchdown to put Galileo back in the game. What followed was a series of setbacks and miscues that put the game at the arms-length as the game finished scoreless. While it’s defense held firm, a muffed punt and inconsistent offense sealed the deal for the Lions’ first lost.
Junior cornerback, Ronald Fox had a defensive highlight night with two interceptions and batted away a pass in the end zone. Junior transfer, Jimmie Edwards, in his first game for Galileo, showed that he is a force at middle linebacker.
Young Lions Roar Back in the 4th for Tie
A see-saw sloppy game saw Hercules go up 6–0 after sophomore quarterback, Matt Tu threw an interception. The saving grace is that Tu delivered a body leveling tackle along the sideline. The Titans would score a few plays later but the young lions defense made them earn it. Though tackling was bad, the young lions made a few end zone defensive stops along the way. Late in the fourth, Tu redeemed himself by throwing a darting strike to sophomore receiver, Brandon Ho to even things up. The point after was a thud and the tied-game would hold up despite the Titans’ final flurry-they got to the lions’ 20 as time expired on a clock that seemed to never start.