On November 23, 2017 Galileo (5-1) defeated Lincoln (4-1), in the AAA semi-final football game 22-17. The Lions now heads to the championship game against last year’s runner-up the Mission Bears (6-0). The game will be held on Saturday December 2nd at 1:00pm at Kezar Stadium.
The game started off poorly for the Lions as they went down 14-0 in the first quarter. But the Lions got back in the game after sophomore RB, Yarvell Smith ran down the sideline for 70 yards and had Galileo within the 10 yard line as the quarter ended. Three plays into the second quarter senior (QB) Adrian Poot ran in for a touchdown. Yarvell Smith ran in the following play for a 2 point conversion, which made the score 14-8. Later in the quarter, Adrian found Junior RB Ronald Fox for an 8 yard touchdown pass, which tied the score at 14.
In the 2nd half, Lincoln used most of the clock with a 17 plays 72 drive that led to a field goal, which made the score 17-14. However the Lions answered back when Yarvell escaped the defense and ran 76 yards to get deep into Lincoln territory. A pass to junior WR Reese Bickart helped score the go ahead touchdown, and made the score 22-17, with 6 minutes left in the game. Down to the last minute in the game, Lincoln was forced to throw a pass leading to an interception, which clinched the game for the Lions.