Leopards Shutout Aviators 34-0
Louisville 34, Alliance 0
The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team shutout the Alliance Aviators 34-0 Friday Night at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the win, Louisville improves to an even 2-2 overall and is now 1-0 in the NBC.
Quarterback Brody Hahn finished 9 of 17 passing for 133 yards & 3 touchdowns and also was the Leopards leading rusher with 11 carries for 82 yards. Hahn connected with Wide Receiver Tyler Adams 6 times for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Runningback Gavin VanZant also had 10 carries for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns. He broke free up the middle for a 50 yard score on just the third play of the second quarter. VanZant also scored the only touchdown of the second half from 2 yards away that invoked the mercy rule at the 7:49 mark of the third quarter.
White’s first interception came on Alliance’s opening drive. White stepped in front of a pass at the Aviators 33 and returned it 24 yards to setup the Leopards 1st-and-Goal from the 9. Two plays later, Hahn connected with Adams from 8 yards out to make it 6-0.
Later on in the second quarter, Pugh recovered an Aviator fumble on the Alliance 15. That setup another two play Louisville scoring drive that ended with Adams catching a 20 yard touchdown pass from Hahn. That made it 20-0.
After another defensive stop, the Leopards got the ball back with under two minutes to go before halftime. They needed just 6 plays to travel 51 yards in 1:20 to pull ahead 27-0. The drive ended with Max Hartline catching a 6 yard touchdown pass from Hahn with 37 seconds left before the halftime. Hartline would finished with 2 catches for 31 yards on the evening.
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Louisville out-gained Alliance 308-216 in total yardage, which included a 175-112 advantage in yardage on the ground. Aviators Quarterback Howard Frazier finished 10 of 19 passing for 104 yards and also broke free for 60 yards rushing on 7 attempts. Alliance Runningback Duce Johnson also gained 41 yards on 17 carries and Devontay Nickson finished with 4 catches for 23 yards.
The Aviators best threat came in the fourth quarter after Frazier connected with Wide Receiver Stone Johnson for a 19 yard gain to the Leopards 18. Alliance would get as close as the Louisville 16 before White intercepted a desperation fourth down pass in the endzone for a touchback.
With the victory, the Leopards have now defeated the Aviators 10 straight times. This was the 20th meeting all-time between the two teams with the Leopards now leading the all-time series 15-4-1, which includes a 7-2-1 mark at home. This is the fourth time Louisville has shutout Alliance all-time.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Minerva Lions on Friday, September 23 at 7:00 PM.
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LEOPARDS 34, AVIATORS 0
L – 11:36 – Gavin Van Zant 50 yd run
Hannah Baughman PAT
2 plays 50 yds
L – 7:49 – Gavin Van Zant 2 yd run
Hannah Baughman PAT
10 plays 61 yds
Alliance: 29 carries for 112 yds
Louisville: 27 carries for 175 yds 2 TD’s
Alliance: 10 of 19 for 104 yds 0 TD’s 1 INT
Louisvile: 9 of 17 for 133 yds 3 TD’s 1 INT
Alliance: 2 / 1
Louisville: 2 / 1
Penalties / Yds:
Alliance: 4 / 27 yds
Louisville: / 55 yds
3rd Down Conversions:
Alliance: 7 of 14
Louisville: 3 of 6
4th Down Conversions:
Alliance: 0 of 0
Louisville: 0 of 0
Duce Johnson: 17 carries for 41 yds
Howard Frazier: 7 carries for 60 yds
Brody Hahn 11 carries for 82 yds
Gavin Van Zant: 10 carries for 72 yds 2 TD’s
Sean McKinney: 3 carries for 15 yds
Logan Banta: 3 carries for 6 yds
Howard Frazier: 10 of 19 for 104 yds 0 TD’s 1 INT
Brody Hahn: 9 of 17 for 133 yds 3 TD’s 1 INT
Devontay Nickson: 4 catches for 23 yds
Records: Louisville 2-2, 1-0; Alliance 1-3, 0-1