By Leo Dujardin
In a rematch of last year’s historic Northern California 6A championship against Rio Vista at Galileo on September 15th, 2018, the Galileo varsity football team fell short of being Rio Vista back to back, losing 54-30. Meanwhile, the young Lions had a rough game against the Rams, sadly losing, 72-0
The Frosh/Soph team was shut down offensively, unable to put any points on the board or even come close to the red zone the whole game. Defensively, the Rams ran through the Lions, putting up 45 points in the first half and 27 in the second half. Frosh/Soph head coach Daniel Lynch felt, “Disappointed and frustrated.”Even with the disappointing loss, the young Lions are still confident and looking towards their regular season with almost a 30 man roster.
Meanwhile, the varsity squad only suited up 20 players on their roster, due to injuries to key players including junior Rafael Oropeza and senior Max Miles. The first half was a close game with Rio Vista only up 36-18, but injuries struck again as key playmakers Yarvell Smith and Joseph Ale both went down towards the end of the first half .
The Lions attempted a comeback in the third quarter, cutting the lead to 12, but turnovers and poor tackling plagued the Lions, giving the Lions their first loss of the season.
Despite the loss the Lions still held a positive outlook to the season. Senior LB/RB Jimmie Edwards commented about the game, saying, “[the game was ] A battle we lost in a war that’s still not over.”