Lions’ Special Teams Turn the Table on North Monterey
Galileo (1-1) traveled down to North Monterey High (0-1) in Castroville on Saturday, September 7th for their second match of the season.
The Lions’ Share: Nelson Shines with 6 TD’s & 4 Lions Recorded INT’s But Special Teams was the Difference
Galileo V 29–13 42
North Monterey V 14–06 20
However, it wasn’t all special teams and offense for Galileo as 4 different defenders pulled down their first interceptions of the season; Morgan, Dontell Jackson, Terrell Jeffery, and Alvin Li. The Lions defense did not bottle up North Monterey’s star tailback but when it mattered most, Galileo did just enough to keep the Condors out of the endzone. After giving up 48 points last week, the 20 points in this game might just be the stepping stone the Lions need as a growing defensive unit. And when linebacker, Ronzel Fox, returns from an injury, the sky’s the limit.
Nelson who finished 13/27 for 216 yards took a hit in the completion percentage column as 7 passes were dropped that would have been a minimal of 81 more yards. His 4 TD tosses gives him 8 in 2 games along with a total of 3 TD’s on the ground. Defensively, junior middle linebacker, Jamari Hilliard-Vasquez continues to rack up tackles with 16 more. Senior defensive end, Terrell Jeffery moved to outside backer for this game and tallied an all-around performance; 1 int, 10 tackles, 1 hurry, 1 fumble caused. Defensive ends, Armstrong and Kris Balarezo added 10 and 8 tackles each. Junior tackle, Victor Ortiz, in his first start, made 9 tackles for a defensive front that had struggled against the run game.
Photos by Zach Dang & Nate Riley