Written By Nia M.
The Galileo Lioness Flag Football team will be looking to defend their championship on Saturday April 20th against Balboa after defeating the Lincoln Mustangs in the playoffs 21-12 on April 17. After losing their winning 9 streak to the Lowell Cardinals, last Friday, April 12th, the Lionesses bounced back with a playoff win to give them a chance to defend their title.
The Lioness jumped to an early lead of 6-0 against the Mustangs when senior running back, Sierra W., scored the first touchdown of the game. However the Mustangs came back with a score of their own, leaving the game tied 6-6 after the first quarter
During the second quarter, the Lioness went up 14-6 when senior quarterback, Dana L., threw a touchdown to senior receiver, Angelique Garrett, which gave the Lionness’ the lead heading into the 2nd half.
In the 3rd quarter, Dana took matters into her own hands as she ran from 15 yards out to score another touchdown, putting the Lions up 21-12. The Mustangs managed to score another touchdown in the 2nd half, but it wasn’t enough to threaten the Lioness’ as they cruised to a victory and a spot in the championship.
Angelique expresses, “It feels great to win a playoff game for the second time in a row. My team and I will bring it to the house!”