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2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best Game

The 101st Turkey Bowl between Calvert Hall and Loyola Blakefield didn’t take place last fall due to COVID-19, but the two teams made up for lost time this year.

The Dons defeated the Cardinals, 41-35, at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium on Thanksgiving.

Loyola tied the score at 35 late in the fourth quarter with an 11-play, 72-yard touchdown drive, then got the ball back with 1:25 left in regulation. Dons quarterback Marcus Hines led a seven-play, 52-yard drive that was capped off by a 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Noah Bull with nine seconds left.

Loyola snapped a six-game losing streak to Calvert Hall with the win.

Photo Credit: Alex Hergan/Calvert Hall ’22

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Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022

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