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Marvin Campbell delivers for Loyola          LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL PHOTO

Marvin Campbell delivers for Loyola LOYOLA HIGH SCHOOL PHOTO

By Harry M. Anderson, Jr.
Special to the Michigan Citizen

For this year’s MHSAA state finals, the city of Detroit has gone to the dogs — the Loyola Bulldogs.

The Loyola Academy, located on Pinehurst and Fenkell with an enrollment of only 150 boys, will be the only school from the city of Detroit at this year’s MHSAA State Football Finals at Ford Field. The undefeated Bulldogs (13-0) will face defending champs Ishpeming. Loyola punched its ticket to the big dance with a 52-7 thumping of Homer in the Division 7 semi-final Nov. 23 at Chelsea High School.

Junior running back Marvin Campbell led the Loyola assault with 189 yards rushing on nine carries. He scored three touchdowns which included one for 63 yards. Also contributing for the Bulldogs was fullback/linebacker Paul Ingram who had 79 yards rushing on 13 carries and one TD, quarterback Garrett Schaller who scored two touchdowns while throwing for another one to wide receiver Patrick Harbin for 21 yards. Wide receiver Keith Graves also scored.

The Bulldogs wasted no time putting points on the board scoring 20 points in the first quarter and 18 in the second quarter building a 38-0 halftime lead. Loyola added a touchdown in the third quarter and another in the fourth to round out the scoring. Homer managed a touchdown in the third. The Bulldogs compiled 396 yards in total offense.

At last year’s State Finals, Loyola lost to Ishpeming 20-14. The Bulldogs look for redemption with a victory on Nov. 30. The tickets for the 10 a.m. kickoff are $10 at the door.


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