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Carrollton Warriors at Louisville Leopards 2015 Football Preview

Dillon Stertzbach Louisville Leopards Football Vs. Carrollton Warriors

Carrollton Warriors (3-4, 1-3) at Louisville Leopards (6-1, 4-0)

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SPREAD: Louisville By 24 (According to Fantastic 50)

WHEN: Friday, October 16 at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Louisville Leopards Stadium

HIGHLIGHTS: Will be available following the game late Friday night or early Saturday morning right here on louisvilleleopards.org

SERIES

ALL-TIME SERIES: Louisville leads the all-time series 32-5-2, which includes an 18-2 record at home.

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LAST MEETING: The Leopards defeated the Warriors 37-22 back on September 26, 2014 at Community Field.

View 2014 Video Highlights & Recap

LAST MEETING AT LOUISVILLE: The Leopards shutout the Warriors 20-0 back on September 27, 2013. This was Louisville’s first shutout since 2010.

View 2013 Video Highlights & Recap

LAST CARROLLTON VICTORY: The Warriors last defeated the Leopards 21-0 back on October 5, 2012.

View 2012 Video Highlights & Recap

PREVIEW

The calendar has reached mid-October and the final push for the playoffs is here! Louisville is looking to keep pace with Salem in the NBC Race, while also looking to earn a home playoff game. After three straight losses to begin NBC play, Carrollton righted the ship at Alliance last week with a 49-14 win and their best offensive performance to date. The Warriors will be looking to pull the upset in earning their first victory at Louisville since September 29, 1934.

While the game is being played, camera crews will be present for the filming of Ricky Lee’s new Country Music Video “Looking for America.” What better way to show America than high school football under the Eyes of the Leopard at Louisville Leopards Stadium! Be sure to wear your patriot red and most definitely your white and blue!

LEOPARDS

The Leopards have averaged 394 Yards (252 Passing, 142 Rushing) and 37 points per game this season, while allowed just 194 Yards (81 Passing, 113 Rushing) and 15 points per contest this year. Turnovers have been very even keel this season as Louisville has both recorded and given away 7 fumbles and 7 interceptions through 7 games.

Runningback Rahzul Young (125 carries, 776 yards, 10 touchdowns) was instrumental in helping the Leopards comeback against the Warriors last Friday. He currently leads the team in rushing attempts, yards, and touchdowns. Young will look to blast his way through a Carrollton defense that has allowed 175 yards per game this season. The Offensive Line loves to run the ball and the Louisville starters consist of Alex Hall, Terry Gooch, Chase Lautzenheiser, Issac Mathie, and Jarett Heater.

Quarterback Jake Adams (117 of 166 for 1,743 Yards & 23 touchdowns passing and 2 touchdowns Order Leopard Nation Highlight Videorushing) has completed 9 touchdown passes to both Tyler Adams (45 catches, 755 yards) and Alec Jones (34 catches, 412 yards). They are both on pace to break the school record for touchdowns set by Brandon Mathie in the 15-game season of 2007. Mathie also holds the mark for receiving yards in a season with 973 in 2008 (13 games). Adams is on pace to eclipse 1,000 yards before the Regular Season ends. Other top targets in the passing game include Conner Bast (16 catches, 269 yards, 3 touchdowns) and Brock Haren (15 catches, 200 yards, 1 touchdown).

In the secondary, Dalton Deckerd (25 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 fumble recovery, 1 pass break-up) recorded two huge interceptions to help aide & complete the Leopards comeback at West Branch last week. Stephen Kerzan (33.5 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 pass break-up) leads all Defensive Backs in tackles as well. Others in the Defensive Backfield for Louisville include Casey Nau (28.5 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, 2 pass break-ups), Cody Allgood (18 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception, 2 pass break-ups), and Reis Rankin (13 tackles, 2 pass break-ups).

Linebacker Frankie Falcone (44.5 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception) leads the team in total tackles and solo tackles. Others making an impact at Linebacker include Kyle Ashcraft (32 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks) and Justin Vanover (8.5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery). Daichi Castles (28 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks) anchors the defensive line and leads the team in sacks. Cade Stertzbach (24.5 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery), Jimmy Leonard (17 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception), and Dillon Deckerd (0.5 sacks, 0.5 forced fumbles, 2 pass break-ups have all made plays in the trenches.

On Special Teams, Tyler Adams has averaged 17.8 yards on 9 kick returns and 12.8 yards on 8 punt returns this season. Brody Hahn has also been active in the return game averaging 15.7 yards on 3 kick returns and 4.4 yards on 5 punt returns. On point afters, Louisville has converted 5 two-point conversions out of the Swinging Gate formation, Trevor Burk has hit 14 of 20 extra point kicks, and Young has also made 4 of 4 PAT kicks. In the punting game, Jake Adams has averaged 34.1 yards on 11 punts with a long of 52 this year.

WARRIORS

The Warriors have averaged 336 Yards (108 Passing, 228 Rushing) and 28 Points per game, while allowing 305 Yards (130 Passing, 175 Rushing) and 23 Points per contest. Carrollton has also turned the ball over 15 times (6 Fumbles Lost, 9 Interceptions), while taking the ball away 23 times (14 Fumbles Recovered, 9 Interceptions).

Adam Shaw has assumed the role of Quarterback for the Warriors despite being listed as a Wide Beatty's Long Sleeve Blue jacketReceiver on their roster. The multi-versatile Shaw has completed 46 of 98 passes for 690 yards and 4 touchdowns this season to go along with 88 carries for 442 yards rushing. His top targets in the passing game include Drake Anderson (13 catches, 217 yards), Kyle Bullard (7 catches, 142 yards), and Jacob Knipp (7 catches, 136 yards, 3 touchdowns).

Carrollton’s play selection is run-heavy as 72% of their offense has been rushing attempts this year. Runningback Brenton Miller (96 carries, 622 yards, 9 touchdowns) leads the team in carries, yardage, and touchdowns. Other key contributors in the backfield include Chase Flanagan (50 carries, 276 yards, 5 touchdowns) and Parker Crim (27 carries, 226 yards, 2 touchdowns).

On Defense, Anderson (16 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 pass break-up) has been a takeaway machine with 4 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries this season. Anderson also had a 34 yard pick six in Week 2 at Edison. The opposition should be weary when throwing his way or the rest of the Warriors secondary that also includes Knipp (65 tackles, 1 sack, 7 tackles for loss, 1 pass break-up, 1 forced fumble, 3 fumble recoveries), Bryce Mohn (34 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, 5 pass break-ups, 1 interception), and Crim (16 tackles, 1 pass break-up, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 interception). Knipp also took a pick six 76 yards to the house at Claymont Week 3.

Linebacker Brody Robinson (73 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 5 tackles for loss, 1 pass break-up, 1 forced fumble) leads the team in tackles on the season. Rounding out the Carrollton Linebacking core is Miller (40 tackles, 1 sack, 6 tackles for loss, 1 pass break-up, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception), Ryan Shepherd (39 tackles, 1 sack, 6.5 tackles for loss), Trevor Renz (37 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 pass break-ups), Bullard (25 tackles, 2 sacks, 6 tackles for loss), Flanagan (22 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss), and Marcel Poracky (10 tackles,1 tackle for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery). Upfront Teague Malone (26 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, 1 force fumble) anchors the Defensive Line that also includes Tim Sanders (16 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss), Dawson Kugler (16 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble), and Brandon Myers (10 tackles, 2 tackles for loss).

Carrollton Warriors, Adam Shaw, Drake Anderson, Kyle Bullard, Jacob, Knipp, Brenton Miller, Chase Flanagan, Parker Crim, Bryce Mohn, Brody Robinson, Ryan Shepherd, Trevor Renz, Marcel Poracky, Teague Malone, Tim Sanders, Dawson Kugler, Brandon Myers, Taylor Keefer,

On Special Teams, Kicker Taylor Keefer has made 17 of 19 extra points this season, but she has yet to attempt a field goal. Mohn has averaged 43.4 yards on 37 kickoffs this season and Poracky has averaged 26.1 on 26 punts the year. Crim has been the main man in the return game averaging 21.0 yards on 9 kick returns and 12.3 yards on 4 punt returns. Anderson has also averaged 13.5 yards on 11 kick returns through the first seven weeks.

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