Louisville at Marlington 1993 Football Highlights

Louisville Leopards Vs. Marlington Dukes 1993 Football

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Louisville 34, Marlington 29

Dan Wilson ran for 178 yards, scored two touchdowns on the ground, and returned a kick for the game-winning touchdown to lead Louisville past host Marlington 34-29 back on September 24, 1993.

“Dan’s one of the fastest backs in the state, plus he has some moves,” Leopard Head Coach Rick Crislip commented on his runningback’s performance. “Obviously you see some serious speed, but he also has some serious power. He’s hard to catch and he’s hard to bring down.”

The Dukes actually out-gained Louisville 336-234 in the game, but special teams turned into a Beatty's Sports White Polo Adnightmare for Marlington. Sophomore Quarterback Marcus Coldsnow rushed for 153 yards, passed for 55 yards, and was involved in three touchdowns. Coldsnow’s 32 yard first quarter touchdown run got the Dukes to within 7-6 of the Leopards. However, Bob Burick returned the ensuing kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown to put Louisville up by 8.

After a scoreless second quarter, Marlington tied the game at 14-14 in the third. However, Louisville answered with back-to-back touchdowns by Chris Menegay from a yard out and Wilson from 24 yards away to take a 28-14 lead into the final period.

The Dukes were not dead yet though as Coldsnow led his team down the field and finished off the drive with an 18 yard touchdown run. Matt Coldsnow ran in the two-point conversion to cut the deficit to 28-22 with 6:44 remaining.

But on the next play the Leopards again took advantage of the Dukes’ pour kick coverage. Wilson took the ensuing kickoff back 83 yards to the house to put Louisville ahead 34-22.

Marlington wasted no time in rallying back as Coldsnow hit Jason Carper for a 23 yard touchdown pass with 4:40 remaining to trim the Leopard lead to 34-29.

“I thought they were good, but they were better than good,” Crislip talked of the Dukes ability to stay with his undefeated Leopards. “They’ve come a long way.”

Louisville put together a championship drive to close the game. They ran out the remaining 4:40 and drove all the way to the Marlington 8 as time expired. Wilson ran the ball 8 times for 41 yards on the drive and gave credit to his predecessor Brian Beatty for teaching him everything. “I watched tapes of him all the time. He was a great inspiration to me. I like carrying the ball 20 times a game like he did.”

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Scoring Summary

Louisville 14-0-14-6–34

Marlington 6-0-8-15–29

1st Quarter

Louisville – Dan Wilson 14 Yard Run (Bob Burick Kick), 7-0

Marlington – Marcus Coldsnow 32 Yard Run (Run Failed), 7-6

Louisville – Bob Burick 86 Yard Kickoff Return (Bob Burick Kick), 14-6

2ND Quarter

None

3RD Quarter 

Marlington – McFarland 4 Yard Run (Marcus Coldsnow Run), 14-14

Louisville – Chris Menegay 1 Yard Run (Bob Burick Kick), 21-14

Louisville – Dan Wilson 24 Yard Run (Bob Burick Kick), 28-14

4TH Quarter

Marlington – Marcus Coldsnow 18 Yard Run (Matt Coldsnow Run), 28-22

Louisville – Dan Wilson 83 Yard Kickoff Return (Run Failed), 34-22

Marlington – Jason Carper 23 Yard Pass from Marcus Coldsnow (Evanich Kick), 34-29

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