GAME WRAPUP: Hasson’s 2 INT and TD Highlight Purple Win
PURPLE 00-06 06
ORANGE 00-00 00
Although, the 2016 spring game started with an interception by the Orange, it was the last interception of the game by senior defensive back, Donovan Hasson that propelled the Purple to a goose egg-breaking touchdown. Hasson’s 30-yard post-INT return to the Purple’s 15 would eventually set up a 4th down heartstopping play that previewed junior quarterback, Adrian Poot’s scramble ability and clutch toss to senior running back, Kenneth Grady at the 5-yardline for a first down. The next play, Hasson’s number was called as he took a toss to the right then cut up through a slew of blockers for the game’s only score.
Even in the last week of the season, the Varsity Lions continued to struggle with off-the-field issues. Continuing the trend of injuries and/or suspensions, three starters were suspended for this game. The good news was the return of senior lineman, Jason Yu who had a knee issue all season but persevered to get healthy enough to play this one game in his final season.
Galileo V 08-06 14
Lincoln V 30-14 44
Galileo V 00-08-00 08
Lowell V 00-08-06 14
At Lowell, right before the half, Galileo took 3 shots into the endzone at the 5 yardline but came away empty in what appears to be a foreshadow to this game’s ending. Lowell put together a drive in the second half and tacked on the 2-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. Galileo answered late in the fourth quarter when Demaje Ardis found running back, Markell Vilce open at the seam. Ardis connected with wideout, Donovan Hasson to tie things up at 8 apiece. The Lions forced a 3-and-out but was unable to finish off the Cardinals despite 3 great passes by Ardis; 1 to Hasson, another to tightend, Miles Mainini, and the last through the hands of Mainini at the goalline. In the overtime period, Ardis was sacked and fumbled in the Lions first play. After two tries, Lowell ended the game on the third try with the same run up the middle.
Galileo V 00-00 00
Washington V 00-16 16
In a must-win to stay in the playoff picture, Galileo’s varsity football team failed to score as the Eagles scored twice in the second half to pull off the upset with their first win of the season. Though both teams played a sloppy game, Galileo was the worse by turning the ball over 7 times (5 interceptions and 2 fumbles lost). Despite the giveaways, the Lions had it’s opportunities but threw 2 picks in the redzone.
Galileo FS 30-08 38
Washington FS 00-00 00
Galileo swept Burton in a double-header at Galileo’s George White Field-the Young Lions kept their two-season unbeaten streak alive and the Varsity claimed their first win of the season, 22-8.
Galileo Varsity 16-06 22
Burton Varsity 00-08 08
Senior QB, Ethan Nelson scored on a 5-yard option run for the game’s first score. A few plays later, middle backer, Demaje Ardis intercepted a pass and took it 30 yards to make it a a 2-score game, 16-0 at the half. After a Burton touchdown pass in the first drive of the second half, Galileo answered with a long drive that yielded a short scamper from running back, Markell Vilce for the game’s final score.
The league openers yielded complete opposite results for Galileo-the Varsity competed but the score says otherwise, while the Young Lions continue to roll, keeping their 2-season undefeated record alive.
Galileo Varsity 12-00 12
Balboa Varsity 20-20 40
Thin Varsity Squad Got Thinner in LossGalileo 00-00 00
Jefferson 23-15 38
SLOPPY DRAW FOR PURPLE & ORANGE
The Purple took an early lead when Connor Chavela ran up the gut for a 5-yard touchdown but the Orange’s Kenneth Grady picked off a pass that went off the hands of Purple running back, Markell Vilce, to even the game at 6 late in the first half. Both teams failed the point after try-the Purple elected to kick and Adrian Poot’s foot shanked it wide left and the Orange went for 2 and a fade pass to the right corner to Ethan Nelson looked good before cornerback, Darren Peng, got an arm in there to dislodge the ball.