Cavaliers overpower Loyola, 49-7


After two tough weeks, the Archbishop Spalding football team unleashed some of its recent frustration, Friday night, by opening its MIAA A Conference schedule with a 49-7 home rout of Loyola Blakefield.

Two weeks ago the Cavaliers had a much anticipated trip to Orlando to face Sunshine State power Bishop Moore canceled when Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida. Then, last week, Spalding lost an early 21-0 lead as Good Counsel rallied for 37 unanswered points to hand Spalding its first loss of the season, 37-21.

This Friday, Spalding (2-1 overall, 1-0 MIAA A) was again up 21-0 early, but instead of squandering its lead, the Cavaliers doubled that advantage in the second quarter, forcing a running clock to run throughout the second half of their victory over the Dons (1-3, 0-1).

Julius Chestnut rushed for 160 yards and three scores and caught one pass for 13 yards and a touchdown to finish with four scores. In addition, freshman quarterback Austin Tutas passed for 239 yards a pair of touchdowns, and Roman March rushed for a 1-yard touchdown.