Football: Leopards Cream Carrollton 49-0
Louisville 49, Carrollton 0
The Louisville Leopards shutout the host Carrollton Warriors 49-0 Friday Night at Community Field. With the win, Louisville improves to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in NBC play.
Quarterback Brody Hahn was a perfect 7 for 7 passing for 175 yards & threw 3 touchdowns. He also rushed the ball 7 times for 50 yards and carried in 2 touchdowns to lead the Leopards Offense. Louisville out-gained Carrollton 518-105 in total yards for the evening.
Two separate Leopards receivers broke the century mark and each out-gain the Warriors offense individually. Max Hartline finished with 6 catches for 108 yards and caught a 45 yard touchdown pass. Tyler Adams also had 3 catches for 124 yards and scored on receptions of 18 and 61 yards.
In addition, Adams returned a punt 43 yards to start Louisville’s second scoring drive on the Carrollton 32. Five plays later, Leopards Runningback Gavin VanZant pushed through a pile of players for a 2 yard touchdown run. VanZant was the game’s leading rusher with 10 carries for 72 yards.
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The Leopards racked up 267 yards on 36 ground attempts. Logan Banta finished with 53 yards and nearly broke free for an 8th Louisville touchdown in the final minute of the game. Backup Quarterback Jared Mathie gained 33 yards on the ground as well.
Mathie was a perfect 4 for 4 passing for 76 yards making the Leopards a perfect 11 for 11 through the air on the night overall. On the Leopards final scoring drive, Mathie bombed a pass to Adams for a 45 yard gain that converted an improbable 3rd-and-25. Sean McKinney snuck through the right side of the line for a 3 yard touchdown run on the next play to make it 49-0 Louisville.
The Leopards defense dominated in securing their third shutout in league play this season. Louisville recovered 3 fumbles leading to 14 points off turnovers. Gavin Birone recovered a lateral on the Warriors 39 to end Carrollton’s opening drive. Hahn and Adams connected 2 plays later to make it 7-0. Maverick Pugh forced a fumble later on in the second quarter and Dillon Deckerd fell on it at the Warriors 45. A play later, Hahn aired out a touchdown strike to Hartline. Marc Joseph also iced the game with a fumble recovery late in the 4th quarter after Dillon Rebuck punched the ball free.
With the victory, the Leopards haven now defeated the Warriors in 4 straight meetings and 11 of their last 12 head-to-head match-ups overall. Louisville now leads the all-time series 34-5-2, which includes a 15-3-2 mark at Carrollton.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Salem to take on the Quakers on Friday, October 21 at 7:00 PM.
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L – 6:12 – Gavin Van Zant 2 yard run
Hannah Baughman PAT
5 plays 32 yds
L – 5:50 – Sean McKinney 3 yard run
Hannah Baughman PAT
8 plays 63 yds
First Downs: Louisville: 24
Rushing: Louisville: 36 carries for 267 yds 4 TD’s
Carrollton: 26 carries for 50 yds
Passing: Louisville: 11 of 11 for 251 yds 3 TD’s 0 INT
Carrollton: 9 of 14 for 55 yds
Fumbles / Lost: Louisville: 3 / 0
Carrollton: 3 / 3
Penalties / Yds: Louisville: 4 / 35
Carrollton: 5 / 45
3rd Down Conversions: Louisville: 2 /3
Carrollton: 3 / 10
4th Down Conversions: Louisville: 0 / 1
Carrollton: 0 / 1
Rushing: Louisville: Gavin Van Zant: 10 carries for 72 yds 1 TD
Logan Banta: 4 carries for 53 yds
Brody Hahn: 7 carries for 50 yds 2 TD’s
Jared Mathie: 5 carries for 33 yds
Tyler Adams: 2 carriers for 27 yds
Dylan Walczak: 4 carries for 13 yds
Sean McKinney: 3 carries for 10 yds 1 TD
Conner Birone: 1 carry for 9 yds
Carrollton: Chase Flanagan: 14 carries for 35 yds
Records: Louisville 5-3, 4-1; Warriors 3-5, 0-5