Sunday, November 18, 2012
The Ramblers late rally fell short in Saturday's semifinal 27-24 loss
Loyola’s hopes for a second consecutive trip to the state finals were dashed Saturday in Wilmette. Glenbard North held off a furious late fourth quarter rally by the Ramblers to beat Loyola 27-24. “I am really proud of our boys,” Loyola coach John Holocek said. “We made some mistakes early and fell behind. But the boys never quit up until the end.” Loyola (11-2), which was making its fourth consecutive trip to the semifinals, had a punt blocked early to set up the first of four Justin Jackson touchdowns for the Panthers. The Ramblers fell behind 14-0 when Jackson hauled in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Brian Murphy late in the first half. Loyola then began to find its offensive legs, driving down to the Glenbard North 8-yard line. The …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Ramblers dropped the playoff semifinal to Glenbard North 27-24.
Loyola came up a bit short in their quest to return to the Class 8A state finals. The Ramblers staged a late fourth quarter rally, only to drop a 27-24 decision to Glenbard North in the semifinals Saturday In Wilmette. “I am really proud of our boys,” Loyola coach John Holocek said. “We made some mistakes early and fell behind. But the boys never quit up until the end.” Loyola fell behind 14-0 late in the first half until a 25-yard field goal by the Ramblers’ Mike Kurzydlowski with five seconds left in the half cut the margin to 14-3. After a key defensive stop to begin the third quarter, Loyola quarterback Peter Pujals got the Ramblers back on track offensively. Loyola drove 60 yards in three plays with Pujals connecting with Richie …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Patch has the low down on all the near-victories and major triumphs of one of the best teams in Illinois.
Loyola Ramblers came close to turmping Maine South in the 2010 IHSA Football Semifinals. Patch is hot on the players' heels, covering the games and behind-the-scenes. Check out our complete coverage: