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Loyola's James Joyce goes across the field after a catch Saturday, Oct. 28, in Wilmette. Photos by Carlos Alvarez/22nd Century Media
Brian Sitzer runs for a touchdown
Carson Ochsenhirt shakes off a tackler.
Noah Jones catches a pass across the middle.
Neil Milbert, Freelance Reporter
12:16 pm CDT October 29, 2017
A relatively easy victory for sixth-seeded Loyola Academy seemed to be imminent with less than 10-and-a-half minutes to play but then 27th-seeded New Trier made a gallant counterattack and the opening round game in the Class 8A playoffs at Hoerster Field on Oct. 28 turned out to be an exercise in brinksmanship.