Hahn’s 6 TDs Lead Leopards Football Past Warriors

Louisville 44, West Branch 20

 The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team defeated the visiting West Branch Warriors 44-20 Friday Beatty's White Louisville Leopards HoodieNight at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the victory, Louisville improves to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the NBC.

Quarterback Brody Hahn finished with 380 yards of offense and 6 total touchdowns to lead the Leopards. Hahn carried the ball 13 times for 166 yards, broke free for an 81 yard touchdown run, and also scored on the ground from 5 yards out. He also completed 13 of 19 passes for 214 yards and threw for 4 touchdowns.

Sophomore Max Hartline led all receivers with 7 catches for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns. He hauled in scores from 21 and 12 yards away as part of Louisville’s 28 point second quarter.

Senior Tyler Adams also made 4 catches for 84 yards and turned a short pass into a 43 yard touchdown JennCanAdreception. Adams score gave the Leopards a 10-0 first quarter lead after their first drive resulted in a 30 yard field goal by Placekicker Hannah Baughman. Linebacker Casey Nau intercepted a West Branch pass near the home sideline in-between those scores.

Sophomore Bryce Zuppe caught Hahn’s final touchdown in the back of the endzone just 14 seconds before halftime. The scoring grab was Zuppe’s first varsity touchdown and it put Louisville comfortably ahead 38-6. Hahn converted a key 4th-and-4 earlier to extend the drive.


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The first half ended with some fireworks as Leopards Linebacker Justin Vanover bulleted into the Order Leopard Nation Highlight VideoWarriors backfield unblocked. His hit on the West Branch Quarterback jarred the ball backward. West Branch would recover, but the play netted a 22 yard loss to end the half. Extracurricular activity followed leading to an ejection of one player.

The mercy rule was enforced in the second half and remained in effect until late in the fourth quarter. Warriors Quarterback TJ DeShields connected with Top Receiver Brett Butcher for a pair of touchdowns in the final period to get the score back to within 30 points.

14 of 24 pass for 195 yards and 3 touchdowns. Butcher was West Branch’s top receiver with 6 catches for 73 yards. Runningback Rob Lozier also carried the ball 8 times for 44 yards and caught an 11 yard touchdown pass from DeShields early in the second quarter.

With the victory, the Leopards have now defeated the Warriors in 4 straight meetings. Louisville now leads the all-time series 25-7, which includes a 13-4 mark at home.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Carrollton to take on the Warriors on Friday, October 14 at 7:00 PM.

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Full Statistics

Scoring Summary

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

West Branch 6-0-0-14–20

Louisville 10-28-6-0–44

1st Qtr:
L – 8:14 – Hannah Baughman 30 yd Field Goal
7 plays 58 yds

L – 2:51 – Tyler Adams 43 yd pass from Brody Hahn
Hannah Baughman PAT
3 plays 66 yds

2nd Qtr:
WB – 11:01 – Rob Lozier 11 yd pass from TJ Deshields
Kick Failed
8 plays 78 yds

L – 10:40 – Brody Hahn 81 yd run
Hannah Baughman PAT
1 play 81 yds

L – 7:11 – Max Hartline 12 yd pass from Brodor 195y Hahn
Hannah Baughman PAT
6 plays 45 yds

L – 2:11 – Max Hartline 21 yd pass from Brody Hahn
Hannah Baughman PAT
7 plays 69 yds

L – 0:14 – Bryce Zuppe 9 yd pass from Brody Hahn
Hannah Baughman PAT
9 plays 59 yds

3rd Qtr:
L – 6:26 – Brody Hahn 5 yd run
Kick Failed
8 plays 53 yds

4th Qtr:
WB – 8:03 – Brett Butcher 19 yd pass from TJ Deshields
Marcus Hoopes PAT
8 plays 62 yds

WB – 0:43 – Brett Butcher 16 yd pass from TJ Deshields
Marcus Hoopes PAT
7 plays 64 yds

Team Stats

First Downs: West Branch: 12
Louisville: 16

Rushing: West Branch: 23 carries for 78 yds
Louisville: 29 carries for 217 yds 2 TD’s

Passing: West Branch: 14 of 24 for 195 yds 3 TD’s 1 INT
Louisville: 13 of 20 for 214 yds 4 TD’s 0 INT

Fumbles/Lost: West Branch: 2 / 0
Louisville: 1 / 0

Penalties / Yds.: West BranchL 3 / 25
Louisville: 1 / 5

3rd Down Conversions: West Branch: 4 /12
Louisville: 5 / 8

4th Down Conversions: West Branch: 2 / 2
Louisville: 1 / 2

Individual Stats

Rushing

West Branch
Rob Lozier: 8 carries for 44 yds

Louisville
Brody Hahn: 13 carries for 166 yds 2 TD’s
Gavin Van Zant: 5 carries for 25 yds
Max Hartline: 2 carries for 9 yds
Jared Mathie: 4 carries for 8 yds
Dylan Walczak: 2 carries for 4 yds
Sean McKinney: 1 carry for 3 yds
Logan Banta: 1 carry for 1 yd
Conner Birone: 1 carry for 1 yd

Receiving

West Branch
Brett Butcher: 6 catches for 73 yds 2 TD’s

Louisville
Max Hartline: 7 catches for 114 yds 2 TD’s
Tyler Adams: 4 catches for 84 yds 1 TD
Bryce Zuppe: 1 catch for 9 yds 1 TD
Gavin Van Zant: 1 catch for 7 yds

Passing

West Branch
TJ Deshields: 14 of 24 for 195 yds 3 TD’s 1 INT

Louisville
Brody Hahn: 13 of 19 for 214 yds 4 TD’s 0 INT

Records: Louisville 4-3, 3-1; West Branch 3-4, 2-2

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