Five lions were selected to the AAA’s first team all city; Jimmie Edwards followed 2017’s Defensive Player of the Year honors with two first team honors in 2018, running back and linebacker. Michael Duran and Reese Bickart were selected as players of the year for Defensive Back and Wide Receiver respectively. Ronald Fox joined Duran in the secondary with a first team DB selection. Thomas Santos was the lone lineman selected. It must be noted that Edwards, a potential Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year candidate did not win either; both Balboa and Washington coaches did not vote for Edwards because those games never happened-Washington forfeited and poor air quality cancelled the Balboa game.
Turnovers End Galileo’s Season
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At Galileo’s George White Field with the wind and rain howling sideways most of the game, the Lions, after a 4-week and change hiatus, took on a Mission Bears team with revenge on it’s mind for their last 2 losses, the 2017 championship onslaught and the 2018 regular season fiasco. While Galileo was shaking off it’s 4-week rust, Mission took a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Galileo managed to move the ball and looked to make it a game but the end zone always seemed a first down away and that first down always just about 5-yards short.
Galileo’s game with Balboa on Friday, November 9, 2018 will be postponed to Saturday, November 10th with a 2pm kick off. The game, postponed by poor air quality, will lean heavily on the AQI reading on airnow.gov – a 125 or higher reading will cancel the game.
UPDATE: The game was cancelled on Saturday at 11:30 AM and it will not be rescheduled. The standings will remain the same heading into the playoffs with Lincoln at #1, Galileo #2, Mission #3, Balboa #4.
Galileo’s bounce-back game will have to wait another 2 weeks with Bye Week looming
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There was a slight buzz in the rumor-mill Thursday evening that was confirmed by an email from the athletic office stating that there was a 97.5 percent chance that Washington will forfeit their match with the Lions. Early Friday morning, it was confirmed that the Eagles have been sacked by injuries and a lack of commitment from multiple players-at least, that was the rumor because the athletic office never gave a reason as to why the Eagles were unable to fly. At Galileo that game-day morning when the news broke out, none were more disappointed than three former Eagles; coach Jerron Williams (Wash 2013), senior RB/LB Jimmie Edwards, and junior WR/DB Eric Hickerson.
In Game for #1 Seed, Lions Looked #2
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At Lincoln High School, the last remaining high school grass football field in the city, Galileo received a rude reality check as the undefeated Mustangs ran all over the lions to score 7 times. To further add insult to the lop-sided defeat, there were numerous injuries to the lions’ already hobbling squad but none more impactful than when quarterback, Ronald Fox went down on a sack in the third quarter. In what looked apparent to be a horse-collar call as a Mustang defender grabbed the back collar of Fox’s shoulder pad and pulled back before smothering him to the ground, there were no yellow flags despite Galileo’s protest. Fox, after being attended to, was done for the game and Galileo’s faithful hoped that it was nothing more serious than an ankle sprain.
Varsity Blues in Cardinal Triumph
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Typically, a 30-point victory is a cause for celebration and such a victory at the homecoming game might even be euphoric but not for the Galileo Lions offensive team who was limited to 13 snaps, partly due to Lowell’s run game, the Lions’ big play potential, and their very own, Jimmie Edwards. With a running clock in the second half, Edwards didn’t waste any time as he took the opening kick off and ran from the left hash to the right and then straight to the endzone to put the Lions up 30-0 and simultaneously taking away an opportunity for the offense to shine. Shortly after, another successful defensive series allowed Michael Duran to run 80 yards for Galileo’s final touchdown of the game. Lowell would take possession late in the third quarter and slowly churned their way to get on the board and capped that drive with a 2-point run just before the game ended.
Galileo Flexes It’s Muscles in League Opener
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Lions Rebound with Big Win at San Lorenzo
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Write up coming soon…
Young Lions Settle for Tie in Scoreless Game
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