Loyola shuts out Georgetown Prep

November 02, 1997|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Keon Burley was standing outside Loyola's locker room yesterday peeling tape off his hands and wrists when a teammate asked him if he knew how many sacks he had recorded against visiting Georgetown Prep.

"Three," said Burley. "I think."

His number was accurate. What the 6-foot, 180-pound linebacker failed to mention were his other six tackles and the blocked punt that helped lift the top-ranked Dons to a 25-0 win over the Little Hoyas on water-logged Hargaden Field.

The victory, Loyola's sixth straight since dropping its opener to Gonzaga, ended a two-game losing streak to Prep, avenged last year's controversial loss in Rockville, and provided Loyola's seniors with a memorable final home game.

"Last year we thought we got cheated out of the game by the officials [who ruled that quarterback Brant Hall had not broken the plane of the goal line late in the game] so this year we came out and made sure we took care of them well," said sophomore running back Kyle Bell, who led the way offensively, racking up 222 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

The 5-9, 170-pounder broke tackles late in the fourth quarter and raced 77 yards for his third touchdown of the game.

"We were working hard this week on not making mistakes and concentrating more," said Loyola coach Joe Brune. "I think we accomplished that goal today."

Pub Date: 11/02/97

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