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The final regular season home game for Loyola Football takes place this Friday (Oct. 20) at 7PM at Smith Field, with a Senior Night ceremony set to honor the Cubs’ 26-man senior class at the conclusion of the game.
- WHO: Loyola Cubs (3-5, 2-1) vs Paraclete Spirits (6-2, 1-2)
- WHAT: Angelus League // Game 9 of 10
- WHEN: Fri, Oct. 20 at 7PM
- WHERE: Smith Field - Loyola HS
- EVENT: Senior Night for Class of 2024
- 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
SENIOR NIGHT: Loyola's 26-man senior class will be honored with a postgame ceremony immediately following the conclusion of the game. The seniors and parents will be introduced and will walk down the field for special recognition. All members of the Loyola community are invited to show their support for the Class of 2024!
SCHOOL DANCE: Loyola Student Activities will also be hosting a postgame social/dance following the game in Hayden Circle until 11PM. All Loyola students and HS girls that attend the football game will gain free entry to the dance. (Must show validated GoFan ticket used to gain entry to the football game for entrance to dance).
LIVESTREAM: Friday’s game vs the Spirits will be livestreamed by Loyola’s student-run John Malloy Broadcast Club via cubcast.org, on YouTube, Livestream.com, and via the NFHS Network:
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.
LAST TIME OUT: Loyola won its second consecutive league game with a 45-28 road victory at Crespi in Encino last Friday (Oct. 13). Junior Desi Valdes ’25 had a pair of special teams touchdowns, starting with a scoop and score with 0:01 left on the clock in the first half after a blocked Crespi FG attempt by senior Jake Arellano ’24. Valdes recovered the ball and motored his way 60 yards into the endzone to pad the Cubs lead going into the break (31-7) and opened the second half with another big play, returning the kickoff 80 yards for the touchdown (38-7).
PREVIEW: Loyola (3-5, 2-1 Angelus League) will host Paraclete (6-2, 1-2) on Senior Night at Smith Field. Last season, the Cubs defeated the Spirits, 31-12, in Lancaster. This year, a playoff spot is there for the taking as the Cubs currently sit second in the Angelus League standings at 2-1 –– tied with St. Paul (2-1) and ahead of upcoming opponents Paraclete and Cathedral (both 1-2). A win over Paraclete would likely clinch a playoff berth for Loyola, who need just a Top 3 finish in league play to secure a fourth-straight postseason appearance under fifth-year HC Drew Casani ’91 (no CIF Playoffs in 2020).
UNDERCLASSMEN: Loyola has a sophomore-only team and a freshman-only team to round out its three-level football program. The Class of 2026 sophomores followed up their undefeated freshman campaign in 2022 with a second-straight league title in 2023, this time going 3-0 with wins at St. Francis (W 31-13), vs St. Paul (31-8), and at Crespi (24-0). They will close out their season with a pair of games at Mira Costa (Oct. 19 at 6PM) and home vs Inglewood (Oct. 26 at 7PM). The game in Manhattan Beach will be streamed by the NFHS Network here.
The Freshman team continues to roll with a five-game winning streak, most recently defeating Bishop Amat, 35-10 on Saturday (Oct. 14). The Class of 2027 stays home for a pair of Thursday 4PM contests against Paraclete (Oct. 19) and Cathedral (Oct. 26) to finish up their schedule.
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