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.
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: Oct 24, 2018 (Galileo will forfeit their last 3 games due to injuries and shortage of players)
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)
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.
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Lions’ Put on Perfect First Half in “Revenge Game”
The Galileo Lions came into the AAA Championship game as the underdog #2 seed and some might even say their victory was an upset of #1 seed Mission which went through league 6-0 but if you ask any spectator at the match that day, they would think you were crazy. After Galileo lost to Mission, 40-36 in regular season play, it flipped the script and took things to another level by blowing out their next three opponents before escaping from Lincoln (22-17) in the playoffs to get to Mission. That Mission loss did something to the Lions-it turned a pride of lions into a hungry, angry, and swagger-emanating pack of wolves. As written by Kipling-“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” The imagery is not complete without seeing that the wolves are foaming at their mouths.