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Prep Football Roundup: Galileo wins big, Mission set to host Oakland Tech

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Reese Bickart (right) of Galileo catches a two-point conversion against Hoopa Valley. Michael Duran (middle) had a 60-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and Bickart also had a TD reception from Ronald Fox. (Rob Schnitzer / Galileo High School)

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Galileo 52, Hoopa Valley 6: The 18-time San Francisco city champions got off to a blazing start on Saturday under first-year head coach Marcus Blacksher Jr. The Lions began their 2017 6A state title defense with a 60-yard touchdown run from Michael Duran on the first offensive play of the day.

Galileo also got a four-touchdown effort from senior Jimmie Edwards III, who rushed for three scores and returned a strip-sack fumble 62 yards for a touchdown.

As a team, the Lions rushed for 356 yards, and only 66 of those came from Edwards, who averaged 11 yards per carry. Yarvell Smith — last year’s AAA Player of the Year and All-Metro Player of the Year — led Galileo with 11 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown.

St. Ignatius 14, Palo Alto 21: St. Ignatius took 7-0 and 14-7 leads over Palo Alto on Friday, with a seven-yard touchdown run from quarterback Teddye Buchanan in the third quarter giving them the two-score lead. Palo Alto answered with a one-play drive, scoring on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Chryst to Paul Thie with 4:14 left in the third quarter. The Vikings pulled ahead for good on a 17-yard touchdown catch by Jamir Shepard with 1:42 left. The Wildcats next face North Coast Section power Moraga-Campolindo on Sept. 1.

Sacred Heart Cathedral 20, Fernley (Nevada) 7: This Thursday inter-state clash featured a 20-yard TD pass from quarterback Peyton Monaco to Cormac Slattery and a pair of scores from Anthony “Speedy” Heard. Heard scored the first touchdown of the game by taking a nine-yard screen 60 more yards for a score with 2:55 left in the first quarter. In the fourth quarter, Heard added a 16-yard touchdown run.

Marin Catholic lost 35-21 on Aug. 17, and then dropped a 26-0 decision to McClymonds on Friday: Mazi Moayed’s rebuilding squad has had a tough start to the 2018 season after the departure of Oregon State-bound quarterback Spencer Petras. The Wildcats next take on Fremont-Kennedy on Sept. 8 at 2 p.m.

Other Scores:

Lincoln beat Capuchino 26-14

Balboa beat Lynbrook, 47-0

Archbishop Riordan lost to Salesian, 49-48

Burton beat Madison Park Academy 48-0

Looking Ahead: 

This week’s Game of the Week will see reigning Academic Athletic Association regular-season champion Mission — which had to forfeit its opener due to lack of eligible players — take on Oakland Tech. The Bulldogs are 1-1 coming off of an 8-3 season that saw them lose to McClymonds 42-14 in the Oakland Athletic League’s title game. The Bears will host the affair at Kezar Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 31.

San Mateo-Serra will regroup from a loss to Gardena-Serra in the season-opening Honor Bowl by hosting Elk Grove at 1 p.m. on Sept. 1. Elk Grove (0-1) is coming off a 5-6 season that saw them lose to the Padres 42-21 in the second game of the season.

On Friday, Aug. 31, Washington will open its season at home against Harker (0-1) at 3 p.m. Burton will visit Richmond (0-1) at 6:00 PM. Sacred Heart Cathedral will travel to Salinas-Palma for a 7:30 p.m. road game.

On Saturday, Sept. 1, Archbishop Riordan will host Danville-San Ramon Valley at 7 p.m. at Terra Nova.

After a week off, Lincoln will face off with Mt. Eden on the road in Hayward on Sept. 7. Galileo will also next see action on Sept. 7, visiting Ygnacio Valley in Hayward for a 7 p.m. game.

Lowell won’t see action until Sept. 14, when they open up the season by visiting Santa Rosa-Piner for a 7 p.m. tilt.

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