Photos courtesy of Miles Postema. Check out pictures of the game here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/96875625@N08/albums/72157700261825524
The Loyola Academy of Wilmette Ramblers are one of Illinois’ most prestigious programs. They have made the State Football championship contests in each of the past three seasons, winning the whole thing in 2015. If last night was any indicator, they should return to the University of Illinois this fall for a fourth title game. They had very little trouble in dominating Rockford 27-7 in the season opener.
Loyola scored on their first drive of the game, marching all the way down the field to take a 7-0 lead. They then chipped in a field goal at the beginning of the second quarter to extend their lead to ten.
After a Rockford missed field goal with just two minutes before the half, Loyola pounced on the opportunity to march the length of the field in seven plays, capping off the touchdown drive with a seventeen yard pass to take a 17-0 lead into the locker room.
The second half was improved for Rockford, as they only allowed ten points. All of these came in the third quarter as Loyola hit a 34-yard field goal, and they also returned an interception for a touchdown.
In the fourth quarter, Rockford outscored Loyola 7-0 as Jack Richardson scored from three yards out with six minutes to play.
Next week, Rockford will try to get in the win column for the first time in 2018 as they travel to Lowell. The Red Arrows also took a tough defeat to an out-of-state foe in South Bend Adams (IN), losing 33-6. The game is next Thursday and it can be found LIVE on Michigan Sports Radio.