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)
In a true testament to hard work and dedication, four Galileo players were elected to the AAA First Team All-City and four more on the Second Team. Rounding out the bunch are three more in the Honorable Mention category. The success of these individual Lions is a reflection of their work, their teammates’ and coaches’ contribution, and their family’s support. Congratulations to the 2014 All-City Lions!
- Jamari Hilliard-Vasquez #8 (senior LB)
- Rodney Morgan #7 (senior WR)
- Victor Ortiz #50 (senior OL)
- Ethan Nelson #88 (junior FB)
- Phillip Tran #10 (senior QB)
The 2013 banner-season produced 5 league honors and 7 first team all-city players for Galileo. The Lions finished with a 12-1 record and went undefeated in league (9-0) to capture the school’s 17th city title. Although 5 players of the year awards were given to Galileo, none of those feats were more impressive than senior running back, Ronzel Fox, who joined Hudari Murray (’90) and Markey Crane (’75) as the only Lions in Galileo history with 3 all-city selections. Kyle Nelson’s player of the year selection marks the second for the Nelson family-older brother, Dylan (’10) was awarded the same honor when Galileo won the 2009 championship. Dontell Jackson captured a rare feat with the receiver and defensive back of the year honors. Congratulations to all the Lions selected, their teammates who helped make it happen, and the coaching staff in their efforts.
The 2011 season produced 3 all-city players.
- Ronzel Fox #10 (10th, RB/LB)
- In 9 games, Fox rushed for 903 yards in 121 attempts with an average of 7.46 yards and caught the ball 19 times for 377 yards. He also added 14 attempts on special teams for 283 yards. In a season with no fumbles or fumbles lost, Fox totaled 8 rushing scores, 3 receiving and 3 on special teams. On the defensive side of the ball, he tallied 108 tackles, scored on an interception and stripped and recovered a fumble.
The 2010 season produced 2 league honors and 5 all-city players for Galileo.
- Quincy Nelson “Running Back of the Year”
- Nelson led the league in rushing with 1600 yards and 23 touchdowns.
- Back-to-back RB of the Year honors.
- Waynelle Buckner “Defensive Back of the Year”
- A shut-down corner with B2B all-city honors.
- William Kay LB
- Jonathan Lu QB
- Led the team with 2 of the longest touchdown runs from scrimmage.
- Max Malloy LB
- Also top offensive lineman for the lions.
*All 5 players are seniors and served as captains
Galileo’s championship season produced 8 All-City players in the coaches’ poll. Dylan Nelson as “Player of the Year” was unanimous but Quincy Nelson’s “Running Back of the Year ” Award and Shuan Numera’s “Defensive Player of the Year” Award were bonuses in an already wonderful season full of surprises. Pat Ale (fullback) becomes the third Ale to be an All-City player. Paul Hill and Chuck Jones, the staple of Galileo’s defensive core as middle linebackers headline a 5-man defensive all-city unit from Galileo that includes Jovesa Cakau (defensive end) and Waynelle Bucker (cornerback) with Numera at defensive tackle/linebacker. Bucker, along with Quincy Nelson are the lone underclassmen representing Galileo. With zero all-city players in the prior two seasons, this Elite-8 helped propel Galileo’s historic football program back into the limelight.
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These talented and dedicated players have all contributed immensely to the historic football program at Galileo. Most notably to date is NFL Hall of Fame running back, OJ Simpson (’64), NFL wide receiver, Bobby Shaw (’91), and NFL/CFL cornerback, Lenny Walls (’96).