Mark McDonald hit the longest field goal (53 yards) in Cub grid history. George and Jim started for USC in two Rose Bowl classics and Ed became a Jesuit priest. Undoubtedly the best game of the year for the Cubs was played at San Diego Mesa College against perennial CIF San Diego Section power, Morse. There he was a teammate of his twin brother Ronald, who was a top-flight wide receiver/ defensive back for the Cubs.
He earned first team all-league honors as a corner. It was a gutwrenching end to an up-and-down campaign. Paul was UCLA’s fullback on the Bruins’ ’65 Rose Bowl title team.
Juniors who garnered post-season accolades were first team All-Serra League receiver Kodi Whitfield (31 receptions, 440 yards, 5 TDs, 17.3 yards per punt return); linebacker Eamon McOsker, who was second team All-Serra League; fullback Robert Jenkins, who was second team All-Serra League and threw the shot put 55’ 10” for the CIF Champion Track & Field team; and kicker/punter Conrad Ukropina, who earned second team All-Serra League accolades as a punter. The lone bright spot of the season was a tremendous come-from-behind last minute 14-10 victory over state-ranked Compton Dominguez. Junior two-way tackle Tim Walter was named to the CalHi Sports All-State Underclass team. Junior OLB Ned Kirby earned all-league honorable mention accolades. All-CIF tackle Guy Collins started for the Arizona Wildcats as a freshman. Casey Clausen (Tennessee) and De’Andre Scott led the Alemany Indians to a shocking 21-0 halftime lead at Glendale. Since the Lancers joined the Del Rey League in 1990, the battles had been brutal, but Amat held the edge in every one. Senior kicker/ punter Mike MacGillivray connected on 14 of 18 field goals, regularly kicked off into the end zone and averaged a then school record 43.4 yards on 37 punts.
He was one of the most highly recruited Loyola linemen ever. Monday December 09, 2019 by Jason Cruz '12 | Loyola Athletics. Loyola – not a top 25 team – what with 11 trips to the CIF Division I semifinals, or beyond, since 1988, including six championship game appearances since 1990. Keven was an All-CIF linebacker who made an indelible mark as one of the premier players to compete at a position which has produced top flight talent over the years at Loyola. Two All- State Underclassmen made big impacts as juniors, offensive tackle Justin Yarro and linebacker Keven Dell’Amico. Evans has to be included on the list of Loyola’s all-time best running backs.
The Cubs entertained Sunset League champion Los Alamitos before a huge crowd at Glendale on Thanksgiving weekend. Other senior stalwarts for the CIF Champion Cubs were center James McDonnell, guard Matt Hammel, fullbacks Daniel Clark and Joe Mendoza, defensive end Pat Hernandez, defensive linemen Taani Fuahala and Mike Coleman, and linebackers Brian Clark and Brent Baltimore.
AJ Larkin '22 was recently named to Inside Lacrosse's recruiting list of Top 10 Juniors in the Class of 2022. Sophomore receiver/corner Myles Bryant was named to the CalHi Sports All-Sophomore squad. A record ten Loyola players have been acclaimed CIF (Large Schools) Player-of-the-Year: Al Pollard ’45 and ’46, Paul Horgan ’61, Steve Grady ’62, Don Swartz ’63, Drew Casani ’90, Antoine Harris ’96, Matthew Ware ’00, Scott Deke ‘03 and Henry Burge ‘05.
He accepted a scholarship to play for Bill Walsh at Stanford, where he started in the defensive backfield as a freshman. Chris Pascale was a quick, tough offensive guard/defensive tackle who was named to the All-CIF first team. The Cubs were teetering on the brink of disaster entering their Serra League finale against the favored Servite Friars at Fullerton High School. But the Cubs faltered down the stretch, and were unable to pull out some fiercely contested Serra League battles.
On its surface, the final 8-3 record does not appear impressive, but when one surveys the teams who were victorious over the Cubs, the campaign must be viewed as a success. Pollard’s triple threat abilities were instrumental in leading Loyola to the 1946 CIF championship game at the Coliseum where the Cubs lost a heartbreaker, 7-6, to Alhambra. He was awarded a football scholarship to Cal, where he was an All-Pac 10 second team four-year starting offensive guard.