The Galileo Lions Foot­ball Pro­gram have awards for 3 dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories; sum­mer awards, weekly awards dur­ing the sea­son, and the end of the fall sea­son awards. Var­sity play­ers are awarded hel­met stick­ers after each game. All awards are not for per­sonal glory but to rec­og­nize a player’s ded­i­ca­tion and hard-work.

2016 FALL SEASON AWARDS (December)

The Most Inspi­ra­tional Player – Miles Mainini (V) & Royel Edwards (FS)
George White Award (coach’s award) – Nolan Preciado (V) & Matthew Tu (FS)
Sam Peo­ples Award (lead­er­ship award) – Miles Mainini (V) & Ronald Fox (FS)
Best Defen­sive Player – Connor Chavela (V) & Antonio McBride (FS)
Best Offen­sive Player – Adrian Poot (V) & Ronald Fox (FS)
Spe­cial­ist of the Year – Derrick Davenport (V) & Michael Duran (FS)
Best Line­men (HOG) – Ahmed Balwi (V) & Thomas Santos (FS)
Most Improved – Erasmo Rivas (V) & Brandon Ho (FS)
Scout Player of the Year – Pedro Jaimealas (V) & Kristian Ramelb (FS)
Rookie of the Year – Reese Bickart (Soph)
Angelo Rubi Award (freshman of the year award) – Yarvell Smith
Iron­man Award – Johan Lacayo (V) &  Rafael Oropeza (FS)
Come­back Player of the Year – Tristan Anderson (V)
GPA Award – Leonel Dujardin (Soph)
G-Web Award (best con­trib­u­tor to our website) – Still waiting…


Hudari Mur­ray Award (best weight-­room warrior)

  • Demaje Ardis/Erasmo Rivas (V)
  • Thomas Santos (FS)

Best Com­bine Athlete

  • -NA

Best Sum­mer Camper

  • Jackie Guo (V)
  • Reese Bickart (FS)

The Scottie Prom Mr. Lion Award

  •  Adrian Poot (Jr)

The Coach George White Award is given to the player who was not only coachable but worked really well with the coaching staff. Coach George White is the most highly decorated coach in Galileo history with 9 city championships.
**The Sam Peoples Award is given to the player who exemplified the true meaning of leadership. This player leads by actions and not words. He is an example of integrity and accountability. A natural leader, Sam Peoples quarterbacked the first undefeated Galileo team in the 1988-89 season.
***The Hudari Murray Award is given to the player who “lives in the weightroom”. This player is not only dedicated and disciplined in his workouts but also shows the best gain in overall lifts and muscle-mass. Hudari Murray is a 3-time all city player linebacker who played in all 3 teams during the 1988-90 3-peat. As an assistant coach in the late 90’s to early 2k’s, Murray’s dedication in getting players to the weightroom during the spring and summer were key components to the ’96, ’98, and ’01.
****The Angelo Rubi Award is given to the top freshman of the season. It is not about stats and level of play on the field but the commitment and hard work put in during the summer and the season. Angelo Rubi (2013) was the first incoming frosh player to show up for summer practices in coach Mark Huynh’s era.
****The Scottie Prom Mr. Lion Award is given to the player who embodies this football program-a player who gives his all and always puts others first.