Father to son

Loyola-Calvert Hall: Thanksgiving tradition that's handed down through generations


Loyola vs. Calvert Hall Tomorrow, 10 a.m., M&T Bank Stadium, Ch. 2, 1300 AM


Five memorable games in the Calvert Hall-Loyola rivalry over the past 50 years:

1957: 7-7 tie. Calvert Hall came into Memorial Stadium with an offensive line that outweighed the Baltimore Colts' line. Jerry Gray scored the Cardinals' touchdown for coach George Young, but the undersized Dons scored late in the fourth quarter for 28-year-old coach Tracy Mehr. It was on a halfback option from Spikes Snyder to Mike Walsh.

1969: Calvert Hall, 17-14. Phil Marsiglia's 42-yard field goal with four seconds left lifted the Cardinals to victory in the 50th anniversary game.

1974: Loyola, 40-28. Running backs Pete Legler and Mark Poehlman, whose son Elliott is a two-way lineman for the current Dons, led Loyola in the high-scoring game. Legler, whose brother Tim Legler is an ESPN basketball commentator, scored four touchdowns in the first half.

1983: Calvert Hall, 15-14. Gerrick McPhearson took a reverse 71 yards on a kickoff to set up the winning score in the fourth quarter. McPhearson also scored on an 82-yard punt return. The Cardinals scored the game-winner on a 2-yard quarterback sneak by Charlie Trimble with 25 seconds left behind All-Metro linemen John Gaburick and Chuck Konka. It was the Cardinals' sixth straight win in what would be a seven-game winning streak in the series under coach Augie Miceli, who is still at Calvert Hall as an assistant.

1999: Loyola, 40-6. This marked the 200th win for Loyola coach Joe Brune, who would coach the Dons for 35 seasons (1967-2001), going 19-16 against Calvert Hall. The 200th win was made possible by the play of quarterback Brennan Creaney, the son of Michael Creaney, who was an end-defensive tackle for Brune in his first win over the Cardinals in the 1968 game. The elder Creaney went on to play at Notre Dame.


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