Louisville Ties Canfield in Final Tune Up 7-7 – Football

Matt Crosby Louisville Leopards Football Scrimmage 2022 Vs. Canfield Cardinals

Louisville 7, Canfield 7

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The Louisville Leopards Football Team tied the Canfield Cardinals 7-7 in a two quarter scrimmage Thursday Evening at Louisville Leopards Stadium.

Cruse Connects with Mueller for 36 Yard TD

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdLouisville senior wide receiver Chase Mueller out-jumped a Canfield defender in hauling in a 36 yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Daveion Cruse with 2:25 remaining in the second quarter. Sophomore kicker Seth Colley added the extra point to knot the game at 7-7.

The Leopards moved the ball 50 yards on 8 plays in their lone scoring drive of the evening. The march was keyed by a four yard run on 4th-and-1 by junior Garren Bricker (#22). Sophomore running back Jacob Galbraith (#44) carried the ball on the next two plays to move the sticks to the 23 yard line. A holding penalty on the following play pushed Louisville back into a 1st-and-23 from the 36 before Cruse went up top to Mueller for the game-tying touchdown.

Morley Makes One-Handed Interception

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdThere were no kickoffs during the scrimmage so Canfield took over from their own 35. On the first play of that next drive, senior Connor Morley (#18) stepped in front of of a receiver and made a one-handed interception in the secondary returning it a few yards to the Cardinal 43.

Canfield had held a lead for nearly 16 minutes of game time, but all of the sudden Louisville had a short field opportunity to go ahead. The Leopards moved the chains once before their drive stalled on a 4th-and-1. A toss to the right missed its mark and was fumbled out of bounds at the Cardinal 32.

Leopards Defense Secures Tie

Jenny Can Cleaning AdCanfield drove to their own 47 yard line before a pair of Louisville sacks ended the half. Sophomore linebacker Kason Graybill stormed into the backfield for a sack on second down. Then on 3rd-and-16 junior defensive lineman Avery Weaver (#30) and senior linebacker Jacob Davide (#9) closed in on the quarterback for a seven yard loss. The remaining 10 seconds ran off the clock and the scrimmage ended in a 7-7 tie.

The Leopard defense made seven stops in the backfield during the scrimmage, which included five sacks netting -45 yards. Since sacks count as a rushing yards in high school football, the Louisville defense held Canfield to -9 yards rushing for the scrimmage.

Cardinals Strike First on Their Opening Drive

The Cardinals struck first when senior wide receiver Alex Schneider caught a 19 yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Broc Lowry on a 3rd-and-8 play. The touchdown capped off a 7 play, 53 yard opening scoring drive for Canfield. Lowry would finish as the game’s leading passer completing 5 of 8 passes for 73 yards.

On defense, the Cardinals recorded two takeaways which came on back-to-back plays. Schneider forced a fumble which was recovered by sophomore inside linebacker Dom Marzano. On Canfield’s next defensive snap, senior cornerback Chad Kollar picked off a pass a long pass downfield at the CHS 25.

Note: Leopard Nation received noticed hours after the game that some players swapped uniforms with others for this scrimmage, so player names may be and are likely incorrect. Please email number corrections to louisvilleleopards.org@gmail.com so we can get this corrected before this article is published in the Herald. The one’s in bold above have specifically been confirmed as the correct person.

Freshman: Louisville 18, Canfield 15

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Harding Stadium to take on the Steubenville Big Red in the season opener on Friday, August 19 at 7:00 PM. 

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Canfield at Louisville Football Scrimmage Statistics

Scoring Summary


Team 1-2–TOTAL

Canfield 7-0–07

Louisville 0-7–07

1st Quarter

CANFIELD – Alex Schneider 19 Yard Pass from Broc Lowry (#68 Kick) | LHS 0, CHS 7, 6:15

2nd Quarter

LOUISVILLE – Chase Mueller 36 Yard Pass from Daveion Cruse (Seth Colley Kick) | LHS 7, CHS 7, 2:25

Records: Louisville 0-0-1

Team Stats

Total Offense:
Louisville: 29 Plays, 93 Yards, 1 TD
Canfield: 30 Plays, 84 Yards, 1 TD

Louisville: 20 Carries, 47 Yards
Canfield: 16 Carries, -9 Yards

Louisville: 3 of 9 for 46 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Canfield: 7 of 14 for 93 Yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Louisville: 4/1
Canfield: 0/0

Louisville: 4 for 26 Yards
Canfield: 1 for 5 Yards

Individual Stats


#44 Jacob Galbraith: 5 Carries, 29 Yards
#22 Garren Bricker: 8 Carries, 22 Yards
#16 Wyatt Smith: 2 Carries, 7 Yards
#2 Daveion Cruse: 2 Carries, 0 Yards
#32 Kolton Loy: 2 Carries, -4 Yards
#18 Connor Morley 1 Carry, -7 Yards

#40 Chris Mauch 1 Carry, 16 Yards
#10 Jaden Jafer 5 Carries, 9 Yards
#11 Alex Schneider 3 Carries, 7 Yards
#39 Evan Williams 1 Carry, 2 Yards
#27 Dom Marzano 1 Carry, 2 Yards
#12 Broc Lowry 2 Carries, -21 Yards
#4 Paolo Papalia 3 Carries, -24 Yards

#12 Broc Lowry 5 of 8 for 73 Yards, 1 TD
#4 Paolo Papalia 2 of 6 for 20 Yards, 1 INT


#24 Chase Mueller 2 Catches, 35 Yards TD
#3 Brandon Jackson 1 Catch, 11 Yards

#28 Jack Davis 1 Catch, 29 Yards
#11 Alex Schneider 2 Catches, 23 Yards, TD
#47 Auggie DiMartino 1 Catch, 15 Yards
#3 Zane Muckleroy 1 Catch, 11 Yards
#2 Luke Morell 1 Catch, 10 Yards
#29 Logan Torok 1 Catch, 5 Yards


#33 Seth Colley 1 of 1 XP

#68 ?? 1 of 1 XP


#26 Brady Hawk 3 Punts, 88 Yards (29.3 Avg.)

#28 Jack Davis 3 Punts, 65 Yards (21.7 Avg.)

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