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Loyola Football closes out non-league play this Friday (Sept. 22) with a home game against the visiting Oaks Christian Lions at Smith Field.
- WHO: Loyola (1-3) vs Oaks Christian (2-2)
- WHAT: Non-League // Game 5 of 10
- WHEN: Fri, Sept. 22 at 7PM
- WHERE: Smith Field - Loyola HS
- All tickets are electronic. No paper tickets sold on site. Guests will present tickets at the gate for entrance.
- Adults: $10.00 / Child 12 & Under: $5.00
- HS Students with ID: FREE but must reserve a ticket above
- Loyola Faculty & Staff: FREE
LIVESTREAM: Friday’s game vs the Lions will be livestreamed via the NFHS Network (subscription required):
PARKING: Guests may enter campus via the Dewey Lot (1499 Dewey Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006). Security will direct any overflow to adjacent and secure parking lots surrounding campus. Handicap parking is also available (please inform Security). Our gates will open at 5:30PM.
ENTRANCE: Seating is at a first come, first served basis at Smith Field. Spectators are allowed to bring bleacher support seats. Home fans, visiting fans, and students have their own marked sections: Loyola fans will sit west of the 50 yard line, opponents sit east of the 50.
ON CAMPUS: The snack/drink bar from Zlicious Eatz will be open. An additional food stand is available in the gym parking lot adjacent to Leavey Gym/behind the Visitor bleachers.
PREVIEW: Loyola and Oaks Christian will meet for just the second time ever in football, with the first contest being last season in Westlake Village. Oaks Christian is currently 2-2 overall, with wins over Chaminade (W 55-28) and Roosevelt (W 50-14) and losses to Sierra Canyon (L 14-30) and Serra (L 13-26). Loyola is 1-3 overall, with a win over Culver City (W 24-6) and losses at Damien (L 14-35), Leuzinger (L 14-35), and at Chaminade (L 35-42).
Friday’s game will round out non-conference play for both squads. Angelus League action begins next Friday (Sept. 29) on the road at St. Francis in La Cañada at a new time: 7:30PM.
LAST TIME OUT: It was a back-and-forth affair last Friday night, with Loyola and Chaminade trading blows in West Hills. Loyola had touchdowns from WR Josh Gallagher ’26, RB Sean Morris ’26, RB Justin Smith ’24 (2 TDs), and a pick six for DB Brandon Lockhart ’26, while senior K AJ Schultz ’24 went 5/5 in PATs. The Cubs battled all night but ultimately fell to the home team, 35-42.
UNDERCLASSMEN: This year, Loyola has a sophomore-only team and a freshman-only team to round out its three-level football program.
The sophomores host Oaks Christian on Thursday (Sept. 21) at 4PM, while the freshmen have a bye week. The sophomore game will be streamed via the NFHS Network here: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/loyola-high-school-los-angeles-ca/gam12f0188eb3
Note that a subscription is required. For more info on Loyola's partnership with the NFHS Network and how to subscribe, click here.
HISTORY: Loyola’s legendary football program is among California’s all-time best, ranking sixth on the state’s wins list with 674 total victories prior to the start of the 2023 season. The Cubs have one National Championship (1975) to go along with six CIF Division I championships, while 11 Cubs have been recognized as CIF Players of the Year––including current head coach Drew Casani ’91. As of the most recent NFL season, Loyola currently ranks No. 1 amongst all high schools in Southern California with four active alumni on NFL 53-man rosters.
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