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

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Her­cules V 20 00 20

Jimmie Edwards 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

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Her­cules FS 00 06 06

Brandon Ho 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.