That’s one way to describe the final numbers for the 2016 Loyola Academy football team.
Let’s start at quarterback. Senior Tommy Herion, who sat out last season after transferring to Loyola from Notre Dame, had rather impressive numbers for the Class 8A state runner-ups (13-1).
His touchdown-to-interception ratio was an unbelievable 18-to-2.
Herion wound up completing 62 percent of his passes (176-286) for 2,280 yards. The Chicago Catholic League Blue All-Star selection also carried the ball 66 times for 301 yards and six TDs.
Senior Jake Marwede amassed 1,058 yards. The all-league pick was the very definition of multi-dimensional. He caught 42 passes for 580 yards and six TDs. He ran the ball 68 times for 344 yards and 15 TDs. And he completed 4 of 6 passes for 134 yards.
Fellow wideout David Terrell, who also made the all-league squad, ended up as the team’s leading receiver. He snagged 60 passes for 957 yards and seven TDs.
The two Jacks also had fine seasons. Jack Martinus had 38 grabs for 479 yards and four TDs. Jack Moran made 25 catches for 310 yards and three TDs.
Senior running back Kyle Rock was sensational in LA’s state run. He racked up 662 yards in the five playoff games. He ended the season with 1,285 yards on 208 carries with 19 TDs. He also had 14 receptions for 134 yards.
Fellow running back Hamid Bullie had a solid season going before sustaining a season-ending knee injury against Brother Rice in Week Nine. The junior averaged 6.9 per carry (88 rushes, 612) yards. He scored seven times.
The running lanes were opened by two all-league players in seniors Jack Badovinac and John Brekke. The O-Line also featured Paddy Kotowski, Charlie Gross and Callum Brien. Brian McTague was the top reserve.
On the defensive side, the Ramblers were led by their three all-league choices: linebackers Anthony Romano and Graham Repp and cornerback Ian Swenson.
Romano led the squad in tackles (126). He also had 11 tackles-for-loss, seven sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Repp came up with a team-best 64 solo tackles. All told, he was involved in 120 stops. He had 14 TFLs, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and seven quarterback hurries.
Swenson finished with 63 tackles, including two for losses, to go along with 10 pass breakups and three interceptions.
The team’s leader in INTs was senior cornerback Ryan Lin-Peistrup (5). He also had 10 PBUs and 35 tackles.
LA’s defensive backfield also featured sophomore safety Jake Gonzalez (111 tackles, 4 TFLs, 2 sacks) and junior safety Charlie Largay (62 tackles, 2 TFLs).
Senior outside linebacker Mickey Kane had amazing stat sheet. He led the team with 10 ½ sacks for 62 yards and 20 TFLs for 100 yards. He also had a team-best 10 QB hurries to go along with 65 tackles.
Fellow outside linebacker Anthony Rodriguez had a knack for the big play. The junior finished with five sacks and 13 TFLs to go along with two forced fumbles.
LA’s defensive line also was highly productive with seniors Omar Mendez and Vito Cannizzaro and junior Marty Geary.
Mendez had five sacks, six TFLs and six QB hurries to go along with 59 tackles.
Cannizzaro ended up with 47 tackles, seven TFLs and 5 ½ sacks.
Geary was the team’s fourth-leading tackler (79). He had nine TFLs and five sacks.
LA’s special-team specialists also came up with good numbers. Patrick Kramer made 65 PATs and four field goal for 77 points. Mark Nicholson averaged 34.9 yards per punt.