Sequoia Overpowers Lions


September 10, 2010 @ Sequoia
Galileo V 20-16 36
Sequoia V 24-21 45

Against a bigger and more athletic Sequoia team, Galileo found themselves within striking distance despite key mistakes on the defensive side of the ball. Quincy Nelson’s 171 yards on the ground and quarterback, Jonathan Lu’s 3 touchdown passes (2 to Waynelle Buckner and 1 to William Kay) kept the lions in contention through three quarters. However, adversity mounted when Galileo allowed Sequoia to recover an onside kick that pushed a 10-point lead to 17 in the fourth quarter. After marching to Sequoia’s 5-yard line, Nelson’s carry came up short on 4th and 2.

In the ensuing Sequoia possession, Galileo got the ball back after three plays when defensive back, Wesley Choy stripped a Cherokee runner and Nelson picked up the fumble. Lu found Buckner for the last touchdown of the game and a successful pass to Kay for 2 capped the score at 45-36.

Nelson put the lions ahead 6-0 by taking the opening kickoff down the sideline for 85 yards. With Sequoia quarterback, James Beekley, quickly putting the Cherokees ahead 10-6, the Lions looked poised to take a 12-10 lead but Nelson coughed the ball up on a hard tackle around the neck at the Cherokees’ 2. While Nelson chewed up tough yards, it was Lu’s clutch play that kept the lions in the game. Lu’s gem included a clutch touchdown pass with 6 seconds left in the first half and a touchdown run earlier.

Blown assignments by Galileo linebackers allowed Bleekley to stroll in untouched for 3 scores. To make matters worse, Galileo defensive backs had a few miscues which led to Bleekley’s 3 strikes for scores.

Max Malloy lead Galileo with 9 tackles, 2 for a loss.


September 10, 2010 @ Sequoia
Galileo FS 06-00 06
Sequoia FS 21-07 28

Sequoia raced out to a 21-0 lead in the first half before fullback, Ronzel Fox gave the lions the only touchdown of the game with seconds remaining in the second quarter. Playing much better defense in the second half, Galileo limited the Cherokees to 7 points but the lions’ offense sputtered like most of the first half and a comeback was quickly an afterthought. Galileo’s offensive line were unable to overcome a much bigger Sequoia front.