Cub goal line stands and fourth down stops

There have been some great goal line stands and victory-clinching fourth-and-inches stops by the Cub 'Wolfpack' defense over the decades.

Loyola's goal line stop against sate number one-ranked Fountain Valley in overtime of the CIF Southern Section Big Five Conference quarterfinal playoff game before a standing-room-only crowd at Santa Monica College in 1977 ranks among the greatest defensive stands in Cub football annals.

The fourth down stop of Fontana two inches short of a first down late in the game in the 1990 CIF Southern Section Division I quarterfinals before an overflow crowd at Moyse Field in Glendale was one for the ages. Loyola went on to win the CIF Division I championship two weeks later at Anaheim Stadium.

One of the biggest stops of all time in league play was All-CIF defensive tackle MIKE LONG's '98 behind-the-line tackle of Bishop Amat's running back on fourth and less than a yard, deep in Loyola territory, with less than two minutes to play, to preserve a 3-0 Cub triumph over the Lancers at Monsignor Cranham Stadium in La Puente in 1997.

What are the big stops you remember?

Speaking of the goal line, the Loyola Gridiron Vanguard is making its final push to get attendance over the goal line at its Second Annual Cocktail Reception and Dinner Meeting on March 28. Cocktails will be served at 6:00 p.m.  The cost is only $25.00.

If you support Cub Football the Vanguard needs you to be in attendance.  Please forward this email to the people you you know who support Cub Football

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