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Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps football roundup: Galileo falls, Lowell opens with milestone

Game of the Week: Galileo 30, Rio Vista 54: In a rematch…

Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

SF Preps Football Game of the Week: Rio Vista gets revenge on Galileo in state title rematch

With under six minutes left in Saturday's 6-A regional final rematch between…

Galileo running back Yarvell Smith sits injured on the sidelines during the Lions' loss to Rio Vista on Sept. 15, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Galileo’s state football title is just one sign of the rise of competition all around the Academic Athletic Association. (Photo: Robert Schnitzer, special to the S.F. Examiner)

Prep Focus: AAA sees more parity, harder battles for teams at the top

Beginning with Mission’s boys basketball Division III title last winter, the last…

Galileo’s state football title is just one sign of the rise of competition all around the Academic Athletic Association. (Photo: Robert Schnitzer, special to the S.F. Examiner)
Galileo football winning the state title is a prime example of San Francisco public schools’ athletic ascendence in the last couple years. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)

Galileo’s title caps off banner year for SF public schools

San Francisco is a city of champions. No, not the 49ers. Even…

Galileo football winning the state title is a prime example of San Francisco public schools’ athletic ascendence in the last couple years. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)
Yarvell Smith, just a sophomore, has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season while scoring 20 touchdowns for Galileo. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)

Galileo football wins state championship

The Galileo Lions were out of their element Saturday night. Having taken…

Yarvell Smith, just a sophomore, has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season while scoring 20 touchdowns for Galileo. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)
Yarvell Smith, just a sophomore, has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season while scoring 20 touchdowns for Galileo. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)

Galileo football aims to conquer state

When the California Interscholastic Federation first announced its decision to increase the…

Yarvell Smith, just a sophomore, has rushed for more than 1,300 yards this season while scoring 20 touchdowns for Galileo. (Courtesy Robert Schnitzer/Galileo Athletics)
The St. Ignatius football team won two of its final three games after losing to Riordan in overtime. (Courtesy Paul Ghilglieri/Saint Ignatius Athletics)

New wave of contenders dominate Peninsula fall prep sports

High school football and volleyball playoffs are under way, and there’s no…

The St. Ignatius football team won two of its final three games after losing to Riordan in overtime. (Courtesy Paul Ghilglieri/Saint Ignatius Athletics)
Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerGalileo’s Sarah Lim looks for a teammate to pass to during Tuesday’s AAA playoff game.

Galileo girls’ basketball climbs out of early hole, will meet Lowell for city title

The Washington High School girls’ basketball team built an early lead against…

Anna Latino/Special to the S.F. ExaminerGalileo’s Sarah Lim looks for a teammate to pass to during Tuesday’s AAA playoff game.