Marlington Dukes at Louisville Leopards 2015 Football Highlights
Louisville 47, Marlington 7
The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team trounced the visiting Marlington Dukes 47-7 Friday Evening at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the victory, Louisville is now 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the NBC.
Wide Receiver Tyler Adams finished with 10 Catches for 207 Yards Receiving and 2 Touchdown Grabs of 55 and 38 yards to lead the Leopards. Quarterback Jake Adams was also 19 of 25 passing for 311 yards and threw 4 touchdown passes.
Alec Jones was the recipient of 2 of those touchdown throws. He caught a 14 yard strike in traffic with just 13 seconds left in the first half to cap off Louisville’s 26-point second quarter. He also caught a 12 yard touchdown pass on third down to start the fourth quarter and activate the mercy rule making it 40-7. Jones would end the night with 5 catches for 57 yards receiving.
The Leopards defense forced three turnovers in the contest and got to the Quarterback six times. Brothers Dalton Deckerd and Dillon Deckerd sandwiched the Dukes scrambling Quarterback in forcing a fumble recovered by Casey Nau to set up the first Louisville scoring drive.
The 9 play, 60 yard drive ended with Runningback Rahzul Young scoring on a 19 yard touchdown run. The drive was keyed by a Marlington offsides on 4th-and-2 just two plays before. Young would finish as the game’s leading rusher with 14 carries for 73 yards.
He would also pound in a 4 yard touchdown run to cap off a Leopards 7 play, 93 yard drive in the third quarter. The drive began after Jimmy Leonard picked off a Dukes pass on 4th-and-5 at the Louisville 7.
Later on in the fourth quarter, Marlington lost the ball again and Cade Stertzbach was there to fall on it at the Dukes 16 yard line. Six plays later, Sean McKinney would blast into the endzone from 4 yards away to remove all doubt at 47-7.
The Leopards out-gained the Dukes 442-137 and recorded more first downs by a count of 20-11. Louisville held a 311-65 edge through the air and a 131-82 advantage in yardage on the ground. Unofficially Kyle Ashcraft and Frankie Falcone each record 2.5 sacks each and Daichi Castles also had a sack.
Marlington scored the only points of the first quarter when Runningback Jaquiez Sampson ran in a touchdown from 5 yards away. The score capped off an 11 play, 62 yard drive by the Dukes. The key play in the drive was a 15 yard roughing the passer penalty against the Leopards near midfield. Dillon Deckerd appeared to return an interception on the play to the Marlington 33, but instead the Dukes continued their drive at the Louisville 30.
Sampson finished with 15 carries for 33 yards to lead Marlington on the ground. Quarterback Chris Pennell was also 8 of 16 passing for 65 yards for the Dukes in the passing game.
With the victory, Louisville has now won 3 straight meetings against Marlington and now lead the all-time series 43-5. The Leopards have also defeated the Dukes 15 straight times at home where they are now 24-1 against Marlington all-time. Louisville has now won 17 consecutive NBC games.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to West Branch to take on the Warriors on Friday, October 9. Kickoff is slated fro 7:00 PM at Clinton Heacock Stadium.
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Full Game Statistics
LEOPARDS 47, DUKES 7
M – 6:22 – Jaquiez Sampson 5 yd run
Garrett Floyd PAT
11 plays 62 yds
L – 10:52 – Rahzul Young 19 yd run
9 plays 60 yds
L – 4:40 – Rahzul Young 4 yd run
Trevor Burk PAT
7 plays 93 yds
L – 6:45 – Sean McKinney 4 yd run
Trevor Burk PAT
6 plays 16 yds
Marlington: 31 carries for 82 yds 1 TD
Louisville: 29 carries for 131 yds 3 TD’s
Marlington: 8 of 16 for 65 yds 1 INT
Louisville: 19 of 25 for 311 yds 4 TD’s 0 INT’s
Fumbles / Lost
Penalties / Yds:
Marlington: 4 /30
Louisville: 7 / 85
3rd Down Conversions:
Marlington: 5 of 13
Louisville: 3 of 8
4th Down Conversions:
Marlington: 1 of 1
Louisville: 2 of 3
Marlington: Jaquiez Sampson: 15 carries for 33 yds 1TD
Louisville: Rahzul Young: 14 carries for 73 yds 2 TD’s
Noah Bellew: 5 carries for 36 yds
Sean McKinney: 6 carries for 16 yds 1 TD
Frankie Falcone: 2 carries for 12 yds
Marlington: Matt Sivy: 2 catches for 12 yds
Louisville: Tyler Adams: 10 catches for 207 yds 2 TD’s
Alec Jones: 5 catches for 57 yds 2 TD’s
Brock Haren: 2 catches for 17 yds
Noah Bellew: 1 catch for 22 yds
Conner Bast: 1 catch for 8 yds
Marlington: Chris Pennell: 8 of 16 for 65 yds 0 TD’s 1 INT
Louisville: Jake Adams: 19 of 25 for 311 yds 4 TD’s 0 INT’s
Records: Louisville 5-1, 3-0; Marlington 3-3, 1-2