About 10 minutes after Gilman's football team had defeated visiting Calvert Hall, 27-0, word reached the Greyhounds' locker room that Loyola had knocked off No. 1 Poly.
Gilman running back Ed Trusty heard the news and said: "We still have to play one game at a time and not take anything for granted."
Trusty's performance yesterday was not to be taken for granted. In a little over three quarters against the Cardinals (2-4, 1-3), the 5-foot-7 senior rushed for 198 yards and scored three touchdowns, helping No. 5 Gilman tighten the race for first place in the Maryland Scholastic Association A Conference.
The Greyhounds (3-2, 3-1) are tied for second with Forest Park. Loyola and Cardinal Gibbons are tied for first at 4-1. It was Gilman's first game since losing in overtime to Poly, 22-14, Sept. 28.
The Greyhounds' running game showed no ill effects after the layoff, accumulating 377 yards. The offensive line of James Sharkey, John Pfaff, Lou Demitri, James Guyton and John Tyler controlled the line of scrimmage.
"We really needed a game that we physically dominated from end to end," Gilman coach Sherm Bristow said. "There was great frustration after the Poly game because we felt we should have won. Today, we wanted to establish the run and see if we could challenge Calvert Hall at the line of scrimmage."
Gilman's defense also contributed, limiting Calvert Hall to 108 yards, 58 after the Cardinals' first possession.