Louisville Blanked By GlenOak 42-0 in Home Finale – Varsity Football
GlenOak 42, Louisville 0
The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team was shutout by the visiting GlenOak Golden Eagles 42-0 on Senior Night Friday at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the loss, Louisville is now 0-8 on the season.
Adelman Leads Leopards with 83 Yards
Senior runningback Connor Adelman accounted for 83 of the Leopards 95 total yards of offense on the night. He ran the ball 20 times for 46 yards and was Louisville’s leading receiver with 5 catches for 37 yards.
Junior quarterback Daveion Cruse finished 2 of 6 passing for 26 yards before leaving the game with an injury just before halftime. Senior quarterback Caleb Miller replaced him in the second half completing 5 of 12 passes for 30 yards.
Two Long Runs by Knox Puts Eagles Up 14-0
GlenOak (2-5) dominated from start to finish led by senior quarterback Isaiah Knox. Knox led the Golden Eagles on the ground with 11 carries for 105 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also finished 5 of 8 passing for 46 yards in throwing for another score.
Knox first scored on a 40 yard touchdown run to cap off GlenOak’s opening 7 play, 78 yard drive.
The Eagles faced a 3rd-and-12 later in the half and Knox broke loose again for a 68 yard run to setup GHS on the Louisville 8 yard line. Three plays later, Knox hit senior wide receiver Michael Davis for a 13 yard leaping touchdown grab on 3rd-and-goal. That gave GlenOak a commanding 14-0 lead with 1:32 to go before halftime.
GlenOak Takes Advance of Louisville Mishaps
Things continued to snowball after that. Senior Logan Scott blocked the Leopards next punt attempt and senior Khimani McNeil plucked the ball out of the air after it one-hopped the turf. McNeil ran it back 17 yards for another Golden Eagle score to make it 21-0 with 25 seconds to go before halftime.
Louisville’s misfortunes continued on in the second half. Junior kick returner Brandon Jackson brought back the opening third quarter kickoff 28 yards to the 29 yard line, but the Leopards coughed the ball up on the next play. Scott was there to scoop the fumble off the turf and run it back 31 yards to put GlenOak ahead 28-0 just 20 seconds into the second half.
Louisville picked up a pair of first downs on their next drive before back-to-back incompletions forced a punt from their own 42. Senior Wyatt Harvey came charging through the middle and a high snap caused senior punter AJ Lingenhoel to pull the ball down to avoid another blocked punt. Two other Eagles swarmed in to wrap him up and the play was ruled dead at the Louisville 33.
GlenOak ran the ball on each of their next five plays and turned the short field position into points. Knox scored from a yard away to make it 35-0 with 8:17 remaining.
Leopard Defense Halts the Bleeding
During their next drive, the Leopards turned the ball over again on a fluke play. On 3rd-and-11, Miller found Adelman for a 17 yard first down reception to the LHS 36 for the Leps biggest gain of the night. Adelman ran for 7 yards up to the 43 yard line on the next play. Then on 2nd-and-3, Miller threw to his left to Adelman but the ball fell to the turf. The attempt was ruled a backward lateral and therefore a live ball. Harvey alertly corralled it at the Louisville 37 yard line giving GlenOak their third takeaway of the evening.
The Leopards defense forced a four-and-out on the ensuing drive. Solid tackling by senior defensive lineman Cameron Brazek and junior linebacker Jacob Davide on the first three downs setup a 4th-and-4. Knox dropped back to pass and was forced to make a hurried throw to the left sideline as junior defensive back Connor Morley charged in from his right and sophomore linebacker Will Ramsey came at him from the opposite side. LHS took over on downs as a result.
Eagles Add to Their Lead in the Fourth
The rest of the game went fast as Louisville was unable to get the deficit under 30 to stop the running clock. The Leopards netted -12 yards on their next two possessions which led to them punting from their own 20 late in the fourth.
Sophomore returner Hunter Kurylo fielded the punt at the 46, ran to his left, and then changed direction to his right. Kurylo sprinted down the right sideline for a 43 yard punt return to the Louisville 3 yard line. Two plays later, sophomore tailback DaCodis Davis ran through a hole made by the right side of the line for a 3 yard rushing touchdown.
Senior kicker Silas Kelciak booted home the extra point to make it 42-0 with 3:44 to go in the game. Kelciak was a perfect 6 for 6 on point after kicks for the night.
GlenOak Dominate on the Ground
The Golden Eagles out-gained the Leopards 263-95 in total yardage for the game, which included a 218-39 yard advantage on the ground. In addition to Knox surpassing the century mark, sophomore Avantae Burt carried most of the load running the ball 13 times for 72 yards.
GlenOak Has Taken 7 Out of Last 8 from Louisville
The Golden Eagles have now won 7 of their last 8 meetings against the Leopards since 1984. GlenOak now leads the all-time series 10-7, which includes a 5-4 edge when playing at Louisville. The Eagles have now won their past four matchups in the series played at LHS.
The Leopards finish the season 0-5 at home and 0-5 against Federal League opponents.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to take on the Alliance Aviators on Friday, October 15. Game time is set for 7:00 PM from Mount Union Stadium.
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GlenOak at Louisville Football Game Statistics
GOLDEN EAGLES 42, LEOPARDS 0
GLENOAK – Isaiah Knox 40 Yard Run (Silas Kelciak Kick) | LHS 0, GOHS 7, 8:19
7 Plays, 78 Yards, 3:34
GLENOAK – Michael Davis 13 Yard Pass from Isaiah Knox (Silas Kelciak Kick) | LHS 0, GOHS 14, 1:32
7 Plays, 77 Yards, 4:13
GLENOAK – Khimani McNeil 17 Yard Blocked Punt Return (Silas Kelciak Kick) | LHS 0, GOHS 21, 0:25
GLENOAK – Logan Scott 27 Yard Fumble Return (Silas Kelciak Kick) | LHS 0, GOHS 28, 11:40
GLENOAK – Isaiah Knox 1 Yard Run (Silas Kelciak Kick) | LHS 0, GOHS 35, 8:17
5 Plays, 33 Yards, 1:30
GLENOAK – DaCodis Davis 3 Yard Run (Silas Kelciak Kick) | LHS 0, GOHS 42, 3:44
2 Plays, 3 Yards, 0:54
Records: GlenOak 2-5, Louisville 0-8
GlenOak: 33 Carries, 218 Yards, 3 TDs
Louisville: 28 Carries, 39 Yards
GlenOak: 5 of 8 for 45 Yards
Louisville: 7 of 18 for 56 Yards
GlenOak: 10 for 85 Yards
Louisville: 1 for 1 Yard
3rd Down Conversions
GlenOak: 1 for 6 (16%)
Louisville: 2 for 9 (22%)
4th Down Conversions
GlenOak: 1 for 2 (50%)
Louisville: 0 for 1 (0%)
Isaiah Knox 11 Carries, 105 Yards, 2 TDs
Avantae Burt 13 Carries, 72 Yards
Austin Potter 2 Carries, 23 Yards
DaCodis Davis 3 Carries, 9 Yards, TD
Logan Scott 1 Carry, 9 Yards
Connor Adelman 20 Carries, 46 Yards
Caleb Miller 1 Carry, 7 Yards
Charlie Roberts 1 Carry, 5 Yards
Braylon Taylor 1 Carry, 0 Yards
Zack Seaman 1 Carry, -3 Yards
Daveion Cruse 3 Carries, -6 Yards
AJ Lingenhoel 1 Carry, -10 Yards
Isaiah Knox 5 of 8 for 45 Yards
Caleb Miller: 5 of 12 for 30 Yards
Daveion Cruse: 2 of 6 for 26 Yards
Stephon Stewart 2 Catches, 18 Yards
Michael Davis 1 Catch, 13 Yards, TD
Ben Oliver 1 Catch, 10 Yards
Conner Teter 1 Catch, 4 Yards
Connor Adelman: 5 Catches, 37 Yards
Zack Seaman 2 Catches, 19 Yards