Freshman Football Hammers Smithies 46-7
Louisville 46, Smithville 7
The multi-faceted Max Hartline scored on a 55 yard punt return, ran in an 18 yard touchdown, and also completed a 28 yard touchdown pass to Bryce Zuppe to lead the Leopards. Zuppe also caught a 30 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Jared Mathie early on in the second quarter.
Mathie’s first touchdown throw came in the opening quarter on a 34 yard strike to a breaking Cameron Lingle. On Defense & Special Teams, Lingle intercepted a pass and recovered a kickoff.
The Leopards only other takeaway came when Maverick Pugh recovered a fumble forced by Zuppe. Other Louisville Defensive highlights included Marc Joseph launching in for a solo sack and the trio of Matt Davis, Spencer Hall, and Jacob Urick storming in to make Quarterback sandwich on a separate play.
The Leopards built a 27-0 lead with 7:16 left in the second quarter and also scored the final 19 points of the contest to roll to victory. Logan Banta added touchdown runs of 4 and 23 to ice the game for Louisville.
The Smithies only touchdown came on a 4th-and-8 play with 2:34 remaining in the second quarter. Adam Baltic broke free on a 33 yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Dylan Ward.
UP NEXT: The Leopards Freshman Team will next host the Walsh Jesuit Warriors on Thursday, September 24 at 5:00 PM.
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Louisville – Cameron Lingle 34 Yard Pass from Jared Mathie (Marc Joseph Kick) | LHS 7, SHS 0, 7:25.
Louisville – Max Hartline 55 Yard Punt Return (Marc Joseph Kick) | LHS 14, SHS 0, 0:45
Louisville – Bryce Zuppe 30 Yard Pass from Jared Mathie (Marc Joseph Kick) | LHS 21, SHS 0, 7:52
Louisville – Max Hartline 18 Yard Run (Kick Blocked) | LHS 27, SHS 0, 7:16
Smithville – Adam Baltic 33 Yard Pass from Dylan Ward (Anthony Hackward Kick) | LHS 27, SHS 7, 2:34
Louisville – Bryce Zuppe 28 Yard Pass from Max Hartline (Marc Joseph Kick) | LHS 34, SHS 7, 1:43
Louisville – Logan Banta 4 Yard Run (Kick Blocked) | LHS 40, SHS 7, 1:47
Louisville – Logan Banta 23 Yard Run (Kick Blocked) | LHS 46, SHS 7, 1:59
Records: Louisville 2-1