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Cubs Roar to Victory Against Culver City, 24-6

The Loyola Cubs faced off against the Culver City Centaurs for their home opener, welcoming the “Take Your Little Brother to the Game” tradition that filled the student section. The Cubs entered Week 2 hungry for redemption after a Week 1 Loss at Damien, and the Centaurs looked to keep things rolling after putting up 72 points in their Week 1 victory.

Loyola’s offense initially struggled to find its rhythm, but their Wolf Pack defense stood strong with the rocking student section and Mighty Roar band behind their backs. The first quarter lit up when quarterback Thomas Knyal connected with Duke Giarraputo on a spectacular 61-yard touchdown pass. Loyola’s defense capped off the dominant first quarter with an interception by Desi Valdes.

Loyola continued their surge in the second quarter with Thomas Knyal tossing a 7-yard touchdown pass to Khalil Cueva. Sean Morris powered through with a 1-yard rushing touchdown, and Loyola’s lead extended to 21 points. Culver City tried to respond but fell short, missing a 46-yard field goal attempt as the clock expired.

Loyola Cubs vs. Culver City Centaurs | 9.1.23

The halftime scoreboard displayed Loyola 21, Culver City 0.

The second half kicked off with excitement as Valdes returned the opening kickoff for what seemed like a touchdown, only to have it called back due to a holding penalty. Penalties continued to challenge Loyola’s offensive progress. Culver City finally broke through with a touchdown pass from their quarterback, Silvio, in the third quarter. However, their extra point attempt was blocked by Loyola’s special teams. Culver City had another opportunity to put points on the board but fell short with a missed field goal.

Loyola began the fourth quarter by adding to their lead with a successful field goal. Culver City’s offensive struggles persisted, culminating in a missed fourth-down conversion that ended their last scoring threat. The final score of the game stood at Loyola 24, Culver City 6, securing a decisive victory for the Loyola Cubs and bringing their season record to 1-1. This game showcased Loyola’s strong defensive prowess and their ability to capitalize on offensive opportunities, ultimately earning them a well-deserved win in front of their passionate home crowd.

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Loyola Football vs. Culver City

September 1st, 2023 • 7PM

Get ready for an exhilarating showdown under the Los Angeles sky as the Loyola Cubs take on the Culver City Centaurs in an eagerly anticipated varsity football clash. With the temperature set to dip down into the 70s, it’s a perfect night for a gridiron battle.

The Cubs (0-1) are gearing up to roar back to their winning ways. Despite a recent loss against Damien High School with a score of 35 to 14, the Cubs showcased their offensive prowess as QB Thomas Knyal fired two touchdown passes, connecting with the agile WR Khalil Cueva who caught 7 passes, including a touchdown.

While their previous game might not have ended in victory, Loyola’s determined squad is poised to rebound. With their defense focused and their offensive strategy bolstered, they are ready to tackle the Centaurs. The Cubs’ resilience will surely be a key factor as they aim to dominate the field.

On the other side, Culver City (1-0) visits Smith Field after a high-scoring triumph against San Jacinto with an astonishing score of 72 to 63. Their offense showcased remarkable firepower, amassing a total of 607 yards. However, Loyola’s defense is poised to stand strong and counter the Centaurs’ offensive onslaught.

As the sun sets and the anticipation builds, the Cubs are determined to rise, showcasing their skills and determination. The game promises to be an electrifying clash between two talented teams, with Loyola’s determination and potential setting the stage for an exciting battle that fans won’t want to miss.