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Ramblers Are Your 2023 IHSA 8A State Champions!

The varsity football team defeated the Lincoln-Way East Griffins 26-15 on Saturday, November 25, winning back-to-back state titles and becoming the 2023 IHSA 8A State Champions! This is the program's fifth state title (1993, 2015, 2018, 2022, 2023) and the first under Beau Desherow '93 in his first year as head coach. Congratulations to Coach Desherow, his coaching staff, and the players on a perfect ending to an incredible 14-0 undefeated season. Thank you, Rambler parents and fans, for all the fun and support along the way.

2023 Season Standouts

The following athletes received All-Conference Recognition:
  • Joe Kelly '24
  • Jimmy McGovern '24
  • Colin Scheid '24
  • Emmanuel Ofosu '24
  • Quinn Herbert '24
  • Nick Arogundade '24
  • Ryan Fitzgerald '25
  • Drew MacPherson '25 
The following athletes received additional awards for the CCL Blue:
  • Ryan Fitzgerald '25—Offensive Player of the Year
  • Jimmy McGovern '24—Co Defensive Player of the Year
  • Joe Kelly '24—Lineman of the Year 

Kicker/wide receiver Michael Baker '24 was named to the 2023 8A Illinois High School Football Coaches’ Association (IHSFCA) All-State team.

Head Coach Beau Desherow '93 was awarded the Chicago Catholic League (CCL) Lawless Award for Coach of the Year

Rambler Fast Facts

Did you know? The Loyola Academy Ramblers have a long tradition of excellence!

IHSA 8A State Finalists:
1992
1993
2011
2013
2015
2016
2017
2018
2022
2023

IHSA 8A State Championship Titles:
1993
2015
2018
2022
2023
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