Cedric Jones

Rivalry renewed, Cathedral beats Loyola, 21-19

Rivalry renewed, Cathedral beats Loyola, 21-19

For the first time since 1973, L.A. Cathedral and L.A. Loyola met on the football field on Friday night at Loyola High as the downtown Los Angeles skyline glistened in the east. Who knew that the resumption of an old rivalry would produce a game filled with drama and excitement at the end?

Rallying from an 18-point halftime deficit, Loyola (1-3) found itself down, 21-19, with four seconds left. The Cubs sent out kicker Diego Cacho-Sousa to attempt a 47-yard field goal. Cacho-Sousa had been booming kickoffs into the end zone all night and made field goals of 32 and 33 yards.

“I was praying to God he would miss it,” Cathedral receiver Jamire Calvin said.

After a...