Pittsburg writes a storybook finish for retiring football coach, will play for state championship

PITTSBURG — The script is almost too good to be true, a fantasy that only happens on movie screens. But there Pittsburg coach Victor Galli was Satu...

December 6, 2022
3:30 AM

PITTSBURG — The script is almost too good to be true, a fantasy that only happens on movie screens. But there Pittsburg coach Victor Galli was Saturday night, rising toward the sky while on the shoulders of his players as rain fell and the scoreboard glowed in the background. In his final home game as Pittsburg's head coach, Galli led the Pirates to one of the most special triumphs in the long and storied history of the program. Pittsburg will finish its season — and Galli's career — at the state championships next weekend in Mission Viejo after defeating Manteca 35-14 to capture the Northern California Division 1-A title.

Darren Sabedra