Galileo vs Kennedy 2012

The Eagles demolished the Lions in the den on a hot September day that couldn’t end fast enough. Galileo gave up an opening kick-off for a touchdown that set the tone for the entire game as the Kennedy Eagles raced out to a 16-0 first quarter lead. The younger lions faired slightly better but couldn’t amount a second half comeback like they did last week at Deanza. Heading into their bye week for final tune ups before league play, both squads finished off with losing records of 1-2-1 for the varsity and 1-3 for the frosh soph.

Lions falter again in the game of power

September 22, 2012
Galileo V 00–00 00
Kennedy V 30–14 44

With junior running back, Ronzel Fox still hobbling from the Deanza game, senior running back, Rafael Vergara figured to have a huge role in the running game when the Lions host Kennedy. Instead, an ill-timed dental appointment showed up 2 days before the game, and Vergara was a late scratch from the game. In his place, thrust into a first career start, was sophomore, Jamari Hilliard-Vasquez. The sophomore carried the ball 3 times for 3 yards before giving way to Dontell Jackson who wouldn’t fair much better against the Eagles’ big front line. Jackson finished with 15 yards on 11 carries. Quarterback, Kyle Nelson carried the offense with a season-high 17 attempts but only completed 6 passes for 36 yards. Three of those completions went to tight end, Isaac Armstrong who led all receivers with 43 yards.

After allowing the opening kick off returned for a touchdown, Galileo’s defense played well enough to keep things interesting but time after time, a missed tackle would spring an Eagle’s runner for big gains. Notably, Kennedy ran off 2 tight end counters with great success. Hilliard-Vasquez filled in admirably at linebacker for Fox and Vergara with 5 total tackles. Defensive ends, Isaac Armstrong and Terrell Jeffery were at their best with 9 and 13 tackles respectively. Nose tackle, Nestor Acosta anchored the middle with 6 tackles, 1 for a loss. Cornerback, Yanek Hakobyan provided run-support with 7 tackles and hauled in his second interception of the season. As a defensive-whole though, the Lions failed to contain the Eagles who racked up more than 300 yards offensively.

Young Lions show growth in loss

September 22, 2012
Galileo FS 06–00 06
Kennedy FS 20–08 28

In the first half, Phillip Tran’s 31-yard pass to Alvin Li set up Nick Foster’s 3-yard plunge into the endzone. However, missed tackles allowed a few big runs to put Kennedy ahead comfortably. In the second half, the Lions failed to gain any type of momentum but was able to keep the Eagles in check, allowing only 1 score.