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The 2018 IHSA 8A State Championship trophy sits before the start of Loyola Academy’s pep rally on Nov. 27 in Wilmette. Photos by Michal Dwojak/22nd Century Media
Loyola President Rev. Patrick McGrath addresses students during the pep rally.
Loyola Principal Charles Heintz prepares to introduce the team.
Loyola football head coach John Holecek addresses the students.
The state championship trophy sits in the middle of the pep rally.
Interim Loyola athletic director Genevieve Atwood prepares to introduce the players.
Loyola players (left to right) Joe Naselli, Jake Gonzalez, Jack Fallon and Rory Boos address the students.
Loyola players laugh during the pep rally.
Heintz celebrates the team one last time.
Loyola players pose with the trophy.
Michal Dwojak, Contributing Sports Editor
4:09 pm CST November 27, 2018

The Loyola Academy community came together on Nov. 27 to celebrate the school's football team winning its 2018 state championship. Different school administrators, coaches and players talked during the rally.