Throwback Thursday: SJO shuts out Lions

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This week's Throwback Thursday treat is from SJO's home football playoff game against Marshall back on November 5, 2005. The Spartans, who defeated the Lions on their home turf (or what little there was that day) a year earlier, posted a 41-0 shutout advancing to face the Unity Rockets on the road the following Saturday.

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Billy Gallo celebrates a first quarter TD
Spartan quarterback Billy Gallo celebrates a TD in the first quarter after scoring the first of his two touchdowns against the Lions. St. Joseph-Ogden beat visiting Marshall for a second straight year in the playoffs with a 41-0 victory Saturday afternoon. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Ryan Barnes runs the ball 68 yards
Ryan Barnes, one the team's most explosive players in school history, runs the ball 68 yards on a kick off return back for a touchdown against the Marshall. Unfortunately the TD was nullified due to a holding call on a SJO blocker. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Isaiah Olson hand off the ball in the fourth-quarter.
Quarterback Isaiah Olson pivots to hand off the ball during fourth-quarter action for the Spartans. A year and some 14 days later, Olson would go on to set an IHSA state football title game record in Class 3A for the most individual passing yards that still stands as of today. In that game, the senior threw for 276 yards and completed 20 of his 29 yard pass attempts including three touchdowns. His performance also put him in a three-way tie for the most passing TDs in a 3A title game. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Lizzie Ward performs during halftime.
Elizabeth Ward, a member of the SJO Dance Team, performs during halftime show during the Week 2 playoff game. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Burris and Hallowell break up a pass play against Marshall
Spartans' Brodyee Hallowell, who went to become a state-qualifier in wrestling, and Decoda Burris [3] break up a pass play to Lions' Kyle Johnson [11]. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

SJO lineman Jesse Grice smiles after SJO's victory on Saturday
Lineman Jesse Grice is all smiles while leaving the field after the Spartans hammered visiting Marshall and head into a quarterfinal showdown against longtime rival Unity. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

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