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Football: Navy SEALs introduce Loyola to sweat

July 19, 2011 |  6:45 am

The football season is still more than a month away from opening games, but on Monday, Los Angeles Loyola players found out what kind of shape they are in when a group of Navy SEALs put the team through a series of drills they use in training.

A Loyola graduate in the Navy set up the work out, and guess which Loyola player more than held his own? It was the kid with a military-style haircut known for his toughness, safety Cypress Moreno.

“He’s quiet and does what he’s asked to do,” Coach Mike Christensen said. “He survived.”

There were pushups, leg lifts and lots of physical stuff, according to Christensen.

Loyola’s two standout players, receiver Kodi Whitfield and defensive back Chaz Anderson, hung tough, as did fullback Robert Jenkins, who’s being looked at by Army.

“It was fun,” Christensen said.

Yeah, right. And let’s see how many of his players want to have Navy SEALs training next week.

-- Eric Sondheimer