Game 5: League Opener vs Lowell
Lowell unstoppable as Lions fold in the heatGalileo V 00-06 06
Lowell V 32-08 40
Lowell’s power-wing offense rolled into the Jungle and walked all over the Lions’ homecoming parade with a 40-6 drubbing. The Lions allowed 16 points and a pick-6 to make it 24-0 in the first quarter. Losing top receiver and safety, Rodney Morgan in the first defensive series didn’t help matters as Galileo trailed 32-0 at the half. Galileo’s homecoming rally, the annual Song & Yell (70th) kept it’s players in 90 degree heat, baking in the sun for over 90-minutes prior to lunch. By the time players began to suit up, the team was already reeling in a hum-drum mood. The second half proved much more of a contest when senior linebacker, Jamari Hilliard-Vasquez found some life and began pressing his teammates to rally. Defensive tackle, Victor Ortiz stripped a Lowell runner in the backfield and young corner, Donovan Hasan recovered it. The turnover allowed Phillip Tran to pitch a perfect pass to tightened, Justin Manalang for the Lions’ only score. But Lowell had already scored once more prior to that, leaving Galileo facing a 40-0 deficit. The final score of 40-6 left Galileo with much to improve on if they hope to make the playoffs.
Young Lions Make it 3-in-a-Row with Thumping of CardinalsGalileo FS 40
Sophomore running back, Markell Vilce took on QB duties and Galileo’s defense shut down Lowell for a resounding 40-0 victory. Vilce and Derrick Davenport both scored twice and Connor Chavela added one. Galileo’s FS team won their first league game in 3 seasons.