Barring a substantial upset, the consequences of the matchup between the Balboa and Galileo high school football teams is pretty simple — win and you’re in.
Washington can complicate the Academic Athletic Association playoff picture considerably with an upset of Mission, but both programs are viewing the game as a play-in game for the playoffs. Read More
As bad as Lowell High School’s boys’ basketball team shot the ball in the first three quarters on Thursday, the Cardinals hit the key shots down the stretch to hold off defending Academic Athletic Association champion Washington 32-29 in the Blue and Gold Tournament semifinals at Jefferson High School.
Lowell will take on another AAA rival in the championship game tonight, as Galileo took down host Jefferson 53-22 in the other semifinal matchup. Read More
Lowell High School launched itself into third place, behind Mission, Washington and Lincoln in the Academic Athletic Association after rushing for 313 yards and straight through Galileo High School.
The Cardinals (3-2, 2-1) scored 24 points in the second half at the School of the Arts on Thursday to pull away from the Lions and win their second league game in a row, 38-20. Read More
For a moment, it appeared the Galileo football team would go toe-to-toe with visiting Berean Christian of Walnut Creek in an offensive shootout Saturday.But that feeling was quickly dispelled.After scoring on the first play from scrimmage and holding a 14-7 lead midway through the first quarter, the Lions allowed Berean to score 48 unanswered points en route to a 55-14 rout. Read More
Saturday is going to be a memorable one for those associated with Galileo High School.
The school located near Fisherman’s Wharf is hosting Berean Christian (Walnut Creek) in football at 1 p.m., but that’s just the appetizer to a full day of celebration.
Galileo is celebrating its 90th anniversary by unveiling the Galileo Sports Hall of Fame and the new Hall of Merit. Read More
It’s hard to imagine a Galileo football team in recent years without a Nelson on the field.
Quarterback Dylan Nelson and running back Quincy Nelson (no relation) led the Lions to an Academic Athletic Association title in 2009, and Quincy began 2010 on a record-breaking pace before an injury sidelined him midway through the season.
But another Nelson has emerged. Read More
Last season, Washington High School got into the Academic Athletic Association playoffs by the skin of its teeth, but after a dominating 7-0 win over defending champion Galileo on Thursday at Big Rec, the Eagles have established themselves as the team to beat in the AAA in 2011.
The Eagles (11-6-1, 8-0) have outscored AAA opponents 129-8 in league play, and got a standout performance from sophomore starting pitcher Chris Hau on Thursday. Read More
Up three points with 10 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Galileo freshman point guard Cassidy Chan sunk two free throws to put the Lions up five points and seal the game.Shortly thereafter, Galileo exhaled. The Lions, who entered the second half with a 22-7 lead, had just held off a furious Urban comeback bid to win 39-34 in the first round of the Lincoln Tournament at Lincoln High School on Thursday. Read More
Mission at Lowell, 3 p.m.The Cardinals (0-2) and Bears (0-3) both had forgettable non-league seasons, but both have new life with the beginning of Academic Athletic Association play and will look to secure playoff spots behind favorites Galileo and Washington.
Friday’s games Read More
Redwood (Larkspur) at Lowell, 3:30 p.m.After a 69-13 dismantling at the hands of Paradise in their opener, the Cardinals will again be underdogs hosting a 1-1 Redwood team. Read More