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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Yarvell Smith #5

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.

Galileo FS @ St. Mary’s College High

Galileo’s Frosh Soph team will be visited St. Mary’s College High School on Friday September 29, 2017 for their replacement game for Burton’s forfeit. The frosh soph team kicked off at 4PM.

Galileo FS vs St. Mary’s College High

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The young Lions travelled east to face St. Mary’s College High School on Friday after their scheduled game with Burton was cancelled. The hosts had yet to register a point this season but were quick to forget that trend on Friday. Following two early fumbles by Galileo, St. Mary’s built a lead and never looked back.

Burton Forfeits Opening Games to Galileo

Coming off a bye week, Galileo was looking forward to a game against Burton to start league play. On Monday night, rumors were swirling that Burton were unable to field enough players to play this week. By Tuesday morning, the league commissioner’s email confirmed Burton’s forfeits. Galileo is currently scrambling to find replacement games for this week.

As of Wednesday, the Frosh Soph team picked up a replacement game. They will be traveling to St. Mary’s College High School in Berkeley for a 4PM kick off on Friday, September 29th. Galileo’s varsity team could not find a replacement match.

Win Over Piner End Pre-Season on High Note

Ground Game & Defense Highlight Blowout

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An improved offensive line from their loss to Hercules a week ago set the tone as Galileo rushed their way to 4 touchdowns in a blowout victory against the visiting Prospectors. Sophomore running back, Yarvell Smith continued to shine for the Lions with three scores on the ground (60, 25, 1) and one through the air, a 54-yard catch and run from QB, Adrian Poot. Juniors, Ronald Fox and Jimmie Edwards were also recipients of good blocking that helped them get into the end zone.

Turnovers Doom Lions at Hercules

Galileo will be visited Hercules (3-0) on Friday September 8, 2017 for their first away match of the season. The frosh soph team kicked off at 4:30pm and the varsity nightcap at 7pm.

Four Turnovers Doom Lions at Hercules

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Under the lights in a cool night at Hercules High, Galileo became a victim of it’s own undoing by reverting into last season’s turnover-prone squad. The Titans were able to capitalize on a blocked punt returned for a score and on the first of back-to-back series ending interceptions.

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