Galileo’s 2017 Spring Ball season is currently in session. With major offensive weapons returning from a high scoring 2016 season, the Lions are ready to light up the scoreboard at the spring game. Returning QB, Adrian Poot will be a force with his ability to spread the ball around. The 2016 AAA Running Back of the Year, Yarvell Smith will look to show the world what he can do as a sophomore next season but until then he is going to be a huge problem for Galileo’s defense in the spring game. Smith, a more than capable linebacker, will also get on the other side of the ball more this upcoming season. Other key offensive weapons to lookout for are sure-handed wideouts Jackie Guo and Erasmo Rivas. The biggest unknown for Galileo will be how it’s offensive line will respond from losing three seniors: it’s line is hinging on three rookie big boys; Thomas Santos, Eric Larreynaga, and Max Miles. Defensively, with the departure of all-city players; Connor Chavela (MLB), Demaje Ardis (OLB), and Miles Mainini (DE), the Lions will feature upcoming juniors, Ronald Fox (FS), Antonio McBride (MLB), and Johan Lacayo (DE/LB).
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.
The Galileo Lions reached the playoffs but fell short of the championship game in a loss to Mission. Although the 2016 season was full of trials and obstacles, the Lions remain faithful and kept working together to achieve the goal of reaching the playoffs. This season was full of highlights as evident by the video.
Galileo’s frosh soph team started out with a 2-0 league record but losing freshman running back, Yarvell Smith to the varsity team finally caught up as the young Lions would lose three games and tie one to finish the season, 2-3-1.
2016 VARSITY HIGHLIGHT REEL
The class of 2017 was honored in their last home game of the regular season. This senior class is led by 3-year varsity starter, Donovan Hasson (DB/WR) with all-city talents; Miles Mainini (DE/TE) and Connor Chavela (LB/RB). Mainini is the lone 2-year all-city standout (TE 2015, DE 2016). Among the notables of this group are; Demaje Ardis (LB), Marvell Despanie (FS), Kyle Cantave (OL), Jonathan Lai (OL), Yousef Saber (DE) and special teamster, Derrick Davenport (FS).
The Future Shines in Lions End-of-Season Playoff Loss
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Big Plays Highlight Prequel to Playoff Showdown
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The Galileo Football Program certainly knows how to have a bit of fun before practice. With an impromptu announcement from Coach Mark who simply said, “Mannequin Challenge tomorrow before warm ups”, the players and coaches more than responded with this video. This is the G-House version, a different touch with a different song.
Lions Come Up Short in First League Game at Home
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Galileo Offense Falters with Chance to Win
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