Freshman Football Wins Shootout with St. Vincent-St. Mary

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Louisville 44, St. Vincent-St. Mary 34

The Louisville Leopards won a shootout 44-34 over the host St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish Thursday Beatty's Sports Louisville Football 2016 White T-ShirtEvening at John Cistone Field. With the victory, Louisville improves to 3-0 on the season.

Nathan Guiley ran for 164 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead the Leopards. Guiley broke free for runs of 61, 4, 65, and also scored the game’s final touchdown from 4 yards out with just 1:30 remaining to make it 42-34 Louisville.

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Davis Burick ran in the two-point conversion on the next play to ice the game at 44-34. Burick also JennCanAdcaught a conversion pass for Quarterback Colton Jones for the go-ahead score earlier in the fourth quarter and ran in another conversion score in the second quarter. His 36 yard reception in the second quarter flipped field position for the Leopards and set up Guiley’s second score that made it 14-0 Louisville. Burick also turned a bubble screen into a 42 yard catch and run to put the Leopards at the Fighting Irish 12 in the second quarter.

Four plays later, Jones scored from 5 yards out to put the Leopards ahead 26-14 late in the second Leopard Nation $5 Challengequarter. Later in the fourth, Jones connected with Grayson Beamer on a 55 yard touchdown pass to knot the game at 34-34. Burick’s conversion run gave Louisville the lead that they would never relinquish. Jones also connected with Wide Receiver Ryan Pukys on a conversion pass early on in the second quarter.

The Leopards took a 14-0 lead out of the gate and after a see-saw second quarter led 28-21 at the break. St. Vincent-St. Mary scored 3 unanswered touchdowns to pull ahead 34-28 at the end of the third quarter. The Leopards answered back as their defense shutout the Fighting Irish for the entire fourth quarter and the offense produced two more endzone trips leading to 16 points.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to Alliance to take on the Aviators on Thursday, September 15 at 5:00 PM.

Video Courtesy of Bob Burick

Cover Photo Courtesy of Angie Burick


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Scoring Summary

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 6-22-0-16–44

St. Vincent-St. Mary 0-21-13-0–34

1st Quarter

Louisville – Nathan Guiley 61 Yard Run (Run Failed) |  LHS 6, SVSM 0

2nd Quarter

Louisville – Nathan Guiley 4 Yard Run (Ryan Pukys Pass from Colton Jones) | LHS 14, SVSM 0

SVSM – #22 65 Yard Run (pass failed | LHS 14, SVSM 6, 8:42

Louisville – Nathan Guiley 65 Yard Run (Pass Failed) | LHS 20, SVSM 6, 8:08

SVSM – #22 12 Yard Pass from #5 (?? Pass from #5) | LHS 20, SVSM 14, 4:14

Louisville – Colton Jones 5 Yard Run (Davis Burick Run) | LHS 28, SVSM 14

SVSM – #22 57 Yard Run (#6 Kick) | LHS 28, SVSM 21, 0:58.3

3rd Quarter 

SVSM – #21 29 Yard Pass from #5 (#6 Kick) | LHS 28, SVSM 28

SVSM – #12 Block Punt Recovered in Endzone (Kick Failed) | LHS 28, SVSM 34

4th Quarter

Louisville – Grayson Beamer 55 Yard Pass from Colton Jones (Davis Burick Pass from Colton Jones) | LHS 36, SVSM 34

Louisville – Nathan Guiley 4 Yard Run (Davis Burick Run) | LHS 44, SVSM 34, 1:30

Records: Louisville 3-0

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