2017 All-City Lettermen

The Galileo Lions finished the 2017 season with a city championship and a historic state championship. Eight lions were selected by league coaches for the city’s first team honors and four for second team. The highest honors went to Yarvell Smith (Player of the Year), Adrian Poot (Back of the Year), and Jimmie Edwards (Defensive Player of the Year).

First Team

  • Ahmed Balwi (OL)
  • Michael Duran (DB)
  • Jimmie Edwards (LB) – LB & DEF POY
  • Jackie Guo (WR)
  • Johan Lacayo (DL)
  • Adrian Poot (QB) – QB & RB POY
  • Erasmo Rivas (UTI)

Galileo Football 2017 Varsity Highlight Video


The Galileo Football 2017 video covers highlights from each of the 12 games in this historical season. Galileo finished 11-2 (including a Burton forfeit), winning the city section title and then the 6A state title. This 38 minute video highlights all 12 games in sequential order (minus Burton). Total running time-38 min.

Galileo Routs Mission for 18th Title

Lions’ Put on Perfect First Half in “Revenge Game”

Galileo Lions 38 12 50
Mission Bears 00 28 28

The Galileo Lions came into the AAA Championship game as the underdog #2 seed and some might even say their victory was an upset of #1 seed Mission which went through league 6-0 but if you ask any spectator at the match that day, they would think you were crazy. After Galileo lost to Mission, 40-36 in regular season play, it flipped the script and took things to another level by blowing out their next three opponents before escaping from Lincoln (22-17) in the playoffs to get to Mission. That Mission loss did something to the Lions-it turned a pride of lions into a hungry, angry, and swagger-emanating pack of wolves. As written by Kipling-“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” The imagery is not complete without seeing that the wolves are foaming at their mouths.

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