Turnovers Doom Lions at Hercules

Galileo will be visited Hercules (3-0) on Friday September 8, 2017 for their first away match of the season. The frosh soph team kicked off at 4:30pm and the varsity nightcap at 7pm.

Four Turnovers Doom Lions at Hercules

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Hercules V 20 00 20

Under the lights in a cool night at Hercules High, Galileo became a victim of it’s own undoing by reverting into last season’s turnover-prone squad. The Titans were able to capitalize on a blocked punt returned for a score and on the first of back-to-back series ending interceptions.

Down 20-0, the Lions got excellent field position when Antonio Lewis returned the second half kick off to Hercules’ side of the field. A few plays later, sophomore running back, Yarvell Smith punched it in for his second touchdown to put Galileo back in the game. What followed was a series of setbacks and miscues that put the game at the arms-length as the game finished scoreless. While it’s defense held firm, a muffed punt and inconsistent offense sealed the deal for the Lions’ first lost.

Junior cornerback, Ronald Fox had a defensive highlight night with two interceptions and batted away a pass in the end zone. Junior transfer, Jimmie Edwards, in his first game for Galileo, showed that he is a force at middle linebacker.

Young Lions Roar Back in the 4th for Tie

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Hercules FS 00 06 06

A see-saw sloppy game saw Hercules go up 6-0 after sophomore quarterback, Matt Tu threw an interception. The saving grace is that Tu delivered a body leveling tackle along the sideline. The Titans would score a few plays later but the young lions defense made them earn it. Though tackling was bad, the young lions made a few end zone defensive stops along the way. Late in the fourth, Tu redeemed himself by throwing a darting strike to sophomore receiver, Brandon Ho to even things up. The point after was a thud and the tied-game would hold up despite the Titans’ final flurry-they got to the lions’ 20 as time expired on a clock that seemed to never start.