Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hold the phone, Loyola fans...

...the Ramblers' football season is not over yet. Loyola will play host to St. Laurence Saturday in the semifinals of the Chicago Catholic League playoffs. The winner of that game will play either De La Salle or Fenwick for the right to play the Chicago Public League champion in the Prep Bowl. Loyola beat St. Laurence during the regular season, 37-7, and defeated the Vikings, 45-38, in last year's semifinals.

The highlight of Loyola's 100th season was its 24-0 shutout of then-no. 2 St. Rita in Week 6. If the Ramblers advance to the Prep Bowl, head coach John Holecek has invited the City Championship team of 1965 to join them at Soldier Field on the day after Thanksgiving. A ceremonial chain will be strung across the entrance from the tunnel and those members who are still able to jump over it will lead the current squad onto the gridiron.

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