UW offers safety in Southern California with a propensity for scoring

On a comfortable California night with a backdrop of a mountain sunset, Marquis Gallegos opened last high school’s football season with a game to remember.

The 6-foot-1, 170-pound safety guard for Chaminade College Preparatory School, just a sophomore, used his speed and considerable reach to clip in front of an Oaks Christian receiver in the end zone and intercept the ball .

Gallegos was able to quickly collect himself, change direction, dodge an opponent and charge 99 yards up the sideline for a touchdown.

“They bubbled the whole game,” he told the Los Angeles Daily News. “I read it and ran away.”

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