The second round of the Division III football playoffs has become a painful exercise for Johns Hopkins.
Saturday’s 42-37 loss to No. 11 Wesley at Homewood Field in Baltimore marked the third time in the past three trips that the Blue Jays failed to advance out of the second round. The program is just 1-3 in the second round compared to 4-3 in the opening stage and 0-1 in the quarterfinals.
Coach Jim Margraff, who has guided Johns Hopkins to all seven of its appearances in the NCAA tournament, said his first priority is ensuring that his team can capture the Centennial Conference and secure the automatic berth into the postseason.
“After that, it’s,...