The Mighty Lions have won 17 AAA City Cham­pi­onships, the most in city his­tory, with three unde­feated sea­sons (1988, 1990, 2001).

PURPLE REIGN
Var­sity Championships

  1. 1933galileo_champs33_sm

    • The first cham­pi­onship” took 13 sea­sons to accom­plish. “On Novem­ber 7, the Lions finally crashed through to grab the so long elu­sive San Fran­cisco foot­ball tro­phy. The win over Com­merce was the ninth straight over the Bull­dogs for the Lions.”
  2. 1934

    • What bet­ter way to fol­low up the first cham­pi­onship than to do it again! Two time all-city let­ter­men, Ted Spirz (E) and Jean Lacau (FB) led the way.
  3. 1938 

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  4. 1974

    • Coach George White brings home his first of 9 cham­pi­onships for Galileo.
  5. 1978

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  6. 1981

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  7. 1983

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  8. 1986

    • Nevada University-bound run­ning back, Rod­ney Clemente and Doug Flutie-like quar­ter­back, David LaL­ib­erte helped the Lions nip the Wash­ing­ton Eagles in the cham­pi­onship played at Wash­ing­ton, 14–13.
  9. 1988

    • The first unde­feated sea­son” was deliv­ered by a tal­ented senior class includ­ing player of the year, Sam Peo­ples and back of the year, Gary Little.
  10. 1989

    • Galileo repeats with a 1-loss season.
  11. 1990

    • The Lions saved their best for last with an unde­feated sea­son to com­plete their first 3-peat.
  12. 1992

    • Cal Berkeley-bound and even­tual NFL receiver, Bobby Shaw sends Coach White off with a championship.
  13. 1996

    • The first cham­pi­onship for long-time assis­tant turned head coach, Kevin Adams. Future Boston Col­lege, NFL, and CFL cor­ner­back, Lenny Walls was a part of this team.
  14. 1998

    • A come­back to remem­ber: down 12–0 at the half to McA­teer, the Lions clawed back in this stunner.
  15. 2001 galileo-football-team-2001

    • After the 9/11 tragedy, Galileo strung together a 12–0 sea­son with pos­si­bly the best defense in it’s his­tory. Line­backer, Demario Carter and defen­sive tackle, Frank Tor­res anchored Galileo’s defense and quar­ter­back, Souen Tek com­manded an offense that fea­tured all-city back, Richard Lewis and a pair of all-city hands in Mar­cel Love and Greg Gif­fin III.
  16. 2009 galileo-football-team-2009-sm

    • Galileo sets record with it’s 16th city cham­pi­onship” after win­ning just 1 game in the pre­vi­ous 2 sea­sons. It was labeled as the “Great­est Turn­around in AAA His­tory” for first year coach, Mark Huynh (Galileo 1990). Offen­sive coör­di­na­tor, Don Har­ris orches­trated a flexbone offense behind the 3-headed mon­ster; quar­ter­back Dylan Nel­son, full­back Pat Ale, and half­back Quincy Nel­son (no rela­tions). Line­backer duo, Paul Hill and Chuck Jones, along with AAA Defen­sive Player of the Year, Shaun Numera (NT/C), manned a defen­sive unit that recorded a rare Turkey Day cham­pi­onship shutout, 35–0.
  17. 2013 galileo-football-team-2013-sm

    • Poten­tially the best offense the AAA CIF-SF Sec­tion had ever seen, Galileo scored 50+ points in 7 out of 13 con­tests, 40+ in 3 oth­ers, and 30+ in the remain­ing 3. After drop­ping their first game to Tamal­pais, the Lions fin­ished the sea­son on a 12-game win­ning streak which con­cluded with a nail-biting Turkey Day vic­tory over Lin­coln, 34–30. Galileo’s explo­sive offense aver­aged a record-shat­ter­ing 52 points in 11 games but dropped to 48.6 after 2 post sea­son games in which the Lions posted 46 and 34 points.

Frosh Soph Cham­pi­onships

  1. 1979

  2. 1981

  3. 1995

  4. 1999

  5. 2007  glf07-fs-champs

  6. 2014  glf14-fs-champs

  7. 2015  glf15-fs-champs