Galileo vs Ft Bragg 2013

The Ft. Bragg Timberwolves (1-1) will take a long drive down to San Francisco to face the 2-1 Galileo Lions on Friday, September 20th. The ‘Wolves who features talented senior running back Zack Smith will look to bounce back from a 40-7 loss last week against St. Bernard of Eureka. Meanwhile, the Lions are hoping to keep things going and improve to a 3-1 record before their bye week then heading into league play against Mission. It’s a high flying circus against a steady dose of power run with a kick off time of 4pm @ the George White Field of Galileo. The Frosh Soph squad will visit College Park a day before, also with a 4pm kick off.

Lions Beat Wolves with a Career Day from Mr. Fox and Nelson’s 3 TD Passes

Galileo V 36–21 57
Ft. Bragg V 14–16 30

How do you top a 4-score performance after not playing the week before? For senior feature back, Ronzel Fox, it was simple-run the ball 17 times for 279 yards and find the endzone 5 times, 1 better than the week before. Fox scored on runs of 40, 31, 80, 45, and 34. Kyle Nelson, when not handing the ball off, threw the ball 20 times to tally 220 yards with 12 completions. Rodney Morgan, Dontell Jackson and Todd Holland were the recipients of Nelson’s 3 scoring strikes. Holland owns a team best 4-game scoring streak. The highlight of the night though, belonged to a pass from Nelson who rolled left then threw right to kicker, Yanek Hakobyan for 2 points on a botched snap in the first quarter.

Defensively, Galileo gave up 3 TD passes that sailed past the finger tips of it’s defenders. The stingy Lions pass coverage did manage 3 more interceptions for the season; Charlie Kwok and Nate Riley picked off their first INT’s of the season and Jackson pulled down his 4th along with 2 more pass defends. Defensive end, Kris Balarezo led the team with 14 tackles, 2 were for loss. Backers, Jamari Hilliard-Vasquez and Hakobyan reached double digits with 11 and 10 tackles respectively. Fellow backer, Terrell Jeffery continue to fill up the stat sheet with 9 tackles, 2 for loss, 1 pd, and recovered a fumble that he caused. Junior defensive tackle, Victor Ortiz, who continues to show improvement with each game, racked up 9 tackles, 1 for loss. As a team, the Lions tallied 10 tackles for loss.

Although, they were down early, the Timberwolves kept themselves in the game, closing the gap before the half on a deep pass to the left corner of the endzone and then followed with another score to the right side of the endzone after Nelson’s screen pass was picked off. At the half it was 36-14. The ‘Wolves star running back, Zack Smith was bottled up through out the game but found the endzone in a non-conventional way by scooping up a low punt and sprinting up the sideline for 6 in the third quarter to make it a 3 score game before Fox closed the door with another big TD run. Despite the bum knee, Smith was even more impressive on the defensive side of the ball. So much so that the Lions elected to run away from him. After a long drive, the ‘Wolves were still able to put up a huge effort and never let down.

Galileo FS 00–00 00
College Park 21–15 36

Photos by Gary Zhao & Mr. Schnitzer