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Loyola's John Kecki (95) zeroes in on Lake Forest Academy quarterback John Karamanos. | Joe Cyganowski~For Sun Times Media
Loyola senior Jack Rushin made life challenging for Lake Forest Academy and quarterback Chris Karamanos. The 6-6, 265-pound defensive lineman seemingly was in the backfield every Lake Forest Acadmey snap and helped the Ramblers hold the Caxys to one first down and zero points in the first half.
The Ramblers (2-1) forced a fumble and interception in a stretch of less than a minute late in the first quarter. Both turnovers led to points and enabled Loyola to build a 34-0 advantage at the half.
“We came out and took care of business. Things are looking good for us heading into the Catholic Blue.” — Loyola senior safety Danny Rafferty
Lake Forest Academy (1-2), which dressed about two dozen players, competed hard, but Loyola is in another league. The Ramblers’ starters played for one half. Quarterback Peter Pujals went 8-for-12 for 71 yards and two touchdowns, Julius Holley ran 14 times for 78 yards and a touchdown and Rushin and the front seven supplied the pressure on defense.