Big Runs Highlight Win Over Warriors
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Senior quarterback, Ronald Fox continued to show growth in his first season behind center by completing a career best 6 of 11 passes for 108 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to Reese Bickart (3 rec, 78 yds). Fox also chipped in with an electrifying scramble and sprint up the right sideline for 61 yards into the endzone. Running backs Jimmie Edwards and Yarvell Smith took turns zigging and zagging to help the 2-0 Lions amass 398 yards on the ground. Edwards tallied 107 yards on 6 carries, scoring twice and Smith continued his dominance with 170 yards on 12 carries including 3 scores. Fox joined the 100-yard club with 5 carries for 101 yards.
Lions Look Fast & Ferocious Early
On their first offensive play of the 2018 season, the Galileo Lions flashed their big play potential with a 60-yard run-the scary part is that it didn’t come from the legs of junior RB, Yarvell Smith nor senior QB, Ronald Fox but that of senior slot receiver, Michael Duran. After a miss-tackle in the backfield by a Hoopa Valley defender, Duran flew up the Galileo sideline behind key blocks in three different levels from Jimmie Edwards, Mikah Coleman and Smith. Outstanding defensive player, Edwards was the man however with 3 rushing TD’s and 1 TD on a defensive play in which he recorded a sack, fumble caused and recovered for a score. Smith and senior wide out, Reese Bickart contributed a score each.
2018 Coaching Staff Leaning on State Experience
After a state championship run, Galileo’s coaching staff made significant gains despite the sad departure of 3-year coach, Stephen Carton who moved up to Seattle to enjoy the year-round rain. Coach Mark Huynh will be leading this program for a 10th season, a decade that produced 3 city championships, last season’s 6A state title and a hopeful run again this season. Coach Blacksher will be back to coordinate the Lions’ offense and take on more head coaching duties. Coach Lynch is asked to leap into the fire as the frosh soph head coach in his second year.
Galileo will host the rematch of last season’s Norcal Championship game with Rio Vista while renewing its 2-year contract with San Lorenzo and picking up a matchup at Ygnacio Valley. As of August 16th, Galileo picked up a last-minute home match against Hoopa Valley.
Last Update: Aug 16, 2018
Sat, 8/25 vs Hoopa Valley (V 2pm)
Fri, 9/7 @ Ygnacio Valley (JV 4:30pm, V 7pm)
Sat, 9/15 vs Rio Vista @ Galileo (FS 11am, V 2pm)
Sat, 9/22 @ San Lorenzo (JV 11am, V 1:30pm)
The Galileo Lions finished the 2017 season with a city championship and a historic state championship. Eight lions were selected by league coaches for the city’s first team honors and four for second team. The highest honors went to Yarvell Smith (Player of the Year), Adrian Poot (Back of the Year), and Jimmie Edwards (Defensive Player of the Year).
- Ahmed Balwi (OL)
- Michael Duran (DB)
- Jimmie Edwards (LB) – LB & DEF POY
- Jackie Guo (WR)
- Johan Lacayo (DL)
- Adrian Poot (QB) – QB & RB POY
- Erasmo Rivas (UTI)
The Galileo Football 2017 video covers highlights from each of the 12 games in this historical season. Galileo finished 11-2 (including a Burton forfeit), winning the city section title and then the 6A state title. This 38 minute video highlights all 12 games in sequential order (minus Burton). Total running time-38 min.