Galileo Triumphs in Senior Game
Lions Running On All Cylinders in Rout of Eagles
The visiting Washington Eagles took the opening kick off, proceeded to chuck the ball down the field and got in position to score. Then Galileo turned the game upside down when junior middle linebacker, Jimmie Edwards intercepted a pass at Galileo’s 15 and “took it to the house” for the first of the Lions’ 66 points. Here’s the billing for Galileo’s offense after the pick-6; Yarvell Smith 12 carries for 203 yards and touchdown runs of 9, 23 and 69 and one 2-pt rush; Ronald Fox 4 carries for 148 yards and touchdown runs of 77 and 65 and two 2-pt rushes; Jackie Guo had two receiving scores of 5 and 20 yards; Reese Bickart caught a 23-yard touchdown pass to continue his hot streak; senior center, Ahmed Balwi scored on a 5 yard rush; and senior QB, Adrian Poot continued to shine as one of the top players in the AAA. Feeling the senior vibe, senior kicker and lineman, Andy Ix was a perfect 3 of 3 on PAT kicks. In the end, the ultimate highlight was honoring the 16 seniors and their families during halftime.
Young Lions Too Speedy for Eagles
The young Lions kicked off at the Eagle’s Nest and allowed Washington to return it for a touchdown. This trend has become an epidemic for the young Lions-through the season, they have either allowed big runs on kick off coverage or refuses to cover the ball properly when kicked to. Though bad special teams might be a game-changer as evident in the Lincoln loss, the young Lions could not be stopped by the Eagles as they ran all over the place for a 42-22 victory-the best remedy for bad special teams is a blowout apparently. Sophomore quarterback, Matt Tu had two TD runs that left a trail of Washington missed tackles. Freshman running back, Ray Jones ran over a defender, dislodging his helmet that flew a few yards. Running back, Royel Edwards and slot receiver, Ryan Lee had highlight runs of their own. Typically an arial assault team, the young Lions put up their highest point total of the season with the “ground and pound” approach.
Photos by R. Schnitzer