Loyola Sacred Heart danced in the end zone all night on Friday as the Rams capped off their homecoming week in style, blasting Plains 56-0 in a Class B nonconference game at Rollin Field.
Loyola outgained the visitors 10-fold as Ram starters racked up close to 300 yards in just the first half before the freshman team relieved them early in the third quarter. Even against backup defenders for much of the game, the Horsemen managed just 33 total yards of offense.
The Rams (3-0) looked a cut above the competition from the opening kickoff, forcing a three-and-out before a swift score, their first of eight trips to the end zone. The drive ended in only two plays as wide receiver Josh Janssen took an end-around 31 yards for a score with barely a minute gone from the game.
"I'm very happy with the way our boys came out and really took it to them early in the ball game," Loyola coach Dan Weber said.
That start helped the Rams shake any homecoming nerves.