Desherow wins head coaching debut at Loyola Academy; New Trier falls

Beau Desherow led Loyola Academy football to victory in his head coaching debut.

The Ramblers traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a 45-7 victory over Catholic Central on Aug. 26.

Junior quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald completed 17 of 21 passes for 169 yards and 2 touchdowns, according to Loyola statistician Mike Zielinski. Passing to Joe Kelly and Owen Joyce for scores, Fitzgerald added 41 yards rushing including a touchdown to start the second quarter.

Returning back Drew MacPherson ran for 39 yards with a score, and added 36 yards receiving.

Finn Miller ran for 58 yards and Will Carlson caught 3 passes for 50 yards.

Senior linebacker Colin Scheid tied for the team lead with 6 tackles. Scheid also had 2 sacks, forced a fumble and intercepted a pass.

The Ramblers, who led 31-0 late in the third quarter, amassed 408 yards of offense against a team that went 11-2 last season.

It was the first game as head coach for longtime Ramblers assistant Desherow, a 1993 Loyola graduate and former all-state linebacker.

Loyola visits Naperville North (1-0) at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.

Hersey 30, New Trier 12

Highly regarded Hersey led New Trier 23-0 at halftime in a nonconference Aug. 25 opener in Arlington Heights.

All of the Trevians' points came in the fourth quarter against Hersey, 10-1 last season.

Trailing 30-0, New Trier got on the board with a safety and added Nikola Dugandzic's 45-yard field goal.

In the last minute the Trevians' Chris Donnelly completed a 32-yard touchdown pass to Ben Zieziula for the final score.

New Trier visits Yorkville (1-0) at 7 p.m. Sept. 1.

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