Galileo at Ygnacio Valley

Michael Duran #4 returns 1 of his 2 interceptions for a score against Ygnacio Valley.

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 Eye Playoff After Blowout at Balboa

Galileo Rout Bucs in Tune-Up for Playoffs

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Senior QB, Adrian Poot put on a show at the Balboa Buccaneer’s senior game with touchdown passes to Reese Bickart (twice), Jackie Guo and Erasmo Rivas. Poot continued to lead the AAA as the most efficient QB by putting up a statline of 12/18 164 passing yards and 3 rushes for 29 yards and a TD. Sophomore RB, Yarvell Smith wasn’t too shabby as he continued to show what he can do now that he is no longer hobbled by a bruised heel-Smith is finally healthy and it shows as he carried the ball 10 times for 136 yards and 2 TD’s. Though Galileo’s offense is running on all cylinders, it’s defense stole the show with junior linebacker, Jimmie Edward’s helmet-dislodging tackle 10-yards behind the line of scrimmage and junior free safety, Michael Duran’s first interception of the season.

Galileo Defense Falters in Loss to Bears

Shaky Defense Allow Bears to Score 40 in Loss

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At Kezar, the Mission Bears took the opening kick and proceeded to march down the field without much resistance from Galileo. Even though the Lions’ offense returned the favor and went on to help take the lead and keep a lead at the half, the defense which had allowed only 6 touchdowns all season never recovered. Galileo allowed two Mission players to rush for more than 100 yards each. And when counted upon to make a game-changing stop on 4th and goal for the Bears, Galileo’s defense faltered by missing two tackles to allow a score. The rough day had few highlights but junior safety, Michael Duran got his first interception of the season.

Lions Rout Cardinals in League Debuts

Lions Shake Off 2-Week Dust to Rout Lowell

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Lions D stifle Cardinals.
A bye-week followed by Burton’s forfeit a week before, gave Galileo too much rest as its offense looked rusty as evident by passes a step out of reach and a few missed blocking assignments by the offensive line. Though there were numerous offensive miscues, the Lions did not punt once in the game, taking a 22-6 lead in the first half on three possessions. Senior receiver, Jackie Guo got the Lions on the board with a tip-toe 10-yard TD catch from quarterback, Adrian Poot. Junior wideout, Reese Bickart caught his first score of the season in the second half. The other three touchdowns came courtesy of sophomore running back, Yarvell Smith who wowed the crowd when he got bottled up in the backfield but was able to reverse course and sprint down the right sideline to the end zone. Smith also scored on a 50-yard run up the middle.

SPRING BALL 2017

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Galileo’s 2017 Spring Ball season is currently in session. With major offensive weapons returning from a high scoring 2016 season, the Lions are ready to light up the scoreboard at the spring game. Returning QB, Adrian Poot will be a force with his ability to spread the ball around. The 2016 AAA Running Back of the Year, Yarvell Smith will look to show the world what he can do as a sophomore next season but until then he is going to be a huge problem for Galileo’s defense in the spring game. Smith, a more than capable linebacker, will also get on the other side of the ball more this upcoming season. Other key offensive weapons to lookout for are sure-handed wideouts Jackie Guo and Erasmo Rivas. The biggest unknown for Galileo will be how it’s offensive line will respond from losing three seniors: it’s line is hinging on three rookie big boys; Thomas Santos, Eric Larreynaga, and Max Miles. Defensively, with the departure of all-city players; Connor Chavela (MLB), Demaje Ardis (OLB), and Miles Mainini (DE), the Lions will feature upcoming juniors, Ronald Fox (FS), Antonio McBride (MLB), and Johan Lacayo (DE/LB).

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