Moore throws for three touchdowns and Schleiff scores twice
Visiting Georgetown Prep scored three times in the first half against a Loyola Blakefield team which pitched a shutout in its football opener last week, but the 16th-ranked Dons stiffened in the second half and the offense rallied for 37-27 victory over Georgetown Prep, Friday afternoon at Blakefield.
Loyola quarterback Jordan Moore connected with Noah Bull for a 33-yard touchdown pass, late in the first quarter to tie the contest at 7-7, but the Dons surrendered a 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to Prep’s Jalen Hampton, to immediately fall behind again.
In the second quarter Moore connected with Ben Schleiff with a 5-yard TD toss to even the contest at 14, but the Little Hoyas scored their third touchdown with just 13 seconds remaining before intermission to take a 21-14 lead.
Loyola dominated the second half, scoring four consecutive times. Midway through the third quarter Kaire Umoja tied the game with a 1-yard TD plunge and, in the final minute of the period, Moore found Schleiff in the end zone once again, this time from 20-yards, to give the Dons (2-0) their first lead at 27-21.
In the fourth quarter, Connor Gill delivers a 33-yard field goal for the Dons and Micah Robinson upped the Loyola lead to 37-21 with a 37-yard TD sprint, with just 4 minutes, 18 seconds left in the contest.
Georgetown Prep got one final score with a 32-yard touchdown pass from Troy Peterson to Kyone Hamilton, but would get no closer.
Loyola will remain at home next week as it hosts Dulaney on Friday afternoon.