Of the nine football games Loyola Blakefield has placed thus far this fall, five have been against teams from outside the Baltimore area and the Dons were on the road again Saturday, as they traveled to Kingston, Pa. and scored an impressive, 38-19, victory over Wyoming Seminary.
Spoiling senior day for the Blue Knights (3-6), the Dons (5-4) scored on their first possession of the day when Mike Fafaul tossed a four-yard TD pass to Jordan Floyd, on a fourth down play, and the Dons would go on to build a commanding first half lead.
The opening drive last 15 plays and ate five minutes of game clock, with Fafaul completing four passes along the way. The senior quarterback finished the contest with 200 yards passing and four touchdowns.
On their second possession the Dons marched 44 yards on eight plays, with running back Ryan Black grounding out 33 of his team-high 110-yards rushing on the drive. The trip was capped by a three-yard touchdown pass from Fafaul to Deemer Class. Fafaul added a 27-yard scoring strike to Floyd on Loyola’s next possession and Class bumped the first half lead to 28-0 by returning an interception 61 yards for another touchdown.
Just prior to the halftime intermission, Loyola’s lead grew to 31-0 with a field goal from Jamie Dubyoski. The final score for the Dons came in the third quarter when Fafaul connected with Jim Moran on a five-yard touchdown pass.
Loyola has two games remaining and both have a major impact on the MIAA A Conference championship race. At 2-1 in league play the Dons are one four teams remaining with just one loss. Despite the fact that a pair of wins would allow the Dons to share first place in the conference, they cannot gain a share of the league championship due to their earlier loss to Gilman. They can, however, make life miserable for two other contenders – Georgetown Prep and arch-rival Calvert Hall.
The Dons play at Georgetown Prep next Saturday (1:00 p.m.) and close their season on Thanksgiving morning against Calvert Hall at M&T Bank Stadium