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The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team fell to the visiting North Canton Hoover Vikings 34-10 Friday Night at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the loss, Louisville drops to 1-3 on the season.

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Rice Catches Lone Louisville Touchdown

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdTrailing 27-3 in the third quarter, Leopard senior Carter Duskey launched a 58 yard punt sky high into the night to pin the Vikings back on their own 7 yard line. Duskey would then record a sack on the fifth play of that Hoover possession to push them back into a 2nd-and-21. Two plays later, Louisville senior defensive back Cooper Rice broke up a 3rd-and-13 pass to force a North Canton punt.

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdAfter no return, senior quarterback Owen Burick went long on the first play after the change of possession. He paid for it taking a big hit, but was able to get the ball away launching deep down field to Rice who was wide open inside the redzone. Rice outstretched his hands, bobbled the ball and then reeled it in for a 55 yard touchdown reception. Duskey’s extra point kick was good and it cut the Viking lead to 27-10 with 1:42 to play in the third. 

Rice would finish as the game’s leading receiver via that lone catch. Burick would finish 13 of 28 passing for 118 yards and also led Louisville in rushing with 12 carries for 32 yards. 

Leopard Momentum Quenched By Braucher Pick

Jenny Can Cleaning AdLeopard junior defensive back Carter Deem dropped senior runningback Kyler Miraglia for a 3 yard loss on the first play of the next Viking drive. Hoover punted three plays later and the ball took a Louisville hop off the turf before it was downed at the Viking 40 yard line. 

Then North Canton’s defense stopped Burick in the backfield for a 3 yard loss on 3rd-an-2. However, a personal foul called against the Vikings moved the chains and set the Leopards up at the edge of the redzone. Two plays later, Burick’s pass intended for junior tight end Austin Wade was intercepted by junior defensive back Zach Braucher in the endzone and returned to the Hoover 38. A personal foul was called against the Vikings on the return which pushed them back to their own 11 yard line.

Equitable Advisors - Bryce MathieThe interception would be the only turnover of the contest and it halted any chance for a Louisville comeback. The Leopards would net -16 yards on their next drive punting on 4th-and-26. On their final drive of the game, Louisville drove to the Viking 34 before senior linebacker Cooper Westfall sniffed out a Leopard screen pass for a 6 yard loss. Louisville would turn the ball over on downs after a 4th-and-16 pass fell incomplete in the endzone.

Louisville Takes Lead on 80 Yard Opening Drive

The 101st meeting between Louisville and North Canton got off to a questionable start. The opening kickoff tipped off the hands of sophomore returner Owen DiMarzio and without impetus entered the endzone. The play should have been dead immediately upon the ball crossing the goal line, but no whistle was blown. DiMarzio picked up the ball and was tackled by several Vikings in the back of the endzone. The referees ultimately got the call right and ruled the play a touchback with 9 seconds coming off the clock (potentially a world record). 

The Leopard offense went to work after the peculiar start. Louisville faced a 3rd-and-1 from the 29, but were gifted a first down when Hoover jumped across the neutral zone. Two plays later, Burick scampered right for a 36 yard run into North Canton territory. The Leopards eventually faced 4th-and-1 inside the redzone and senior runningback Will Ramsey blasted up the gut for a 3 yard gain to give LHS a first down at the Hoover 15.

Louisville’s drive stalled when a 3rd-and-6 play went for a loss. Duskey converted a 29 yard field goal to put the Leopards in front 3-0 with 5:30 to go in the opening quarter. The field goal was Duskey’s third of the season in as many tries.

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Andes Answer with 89 Yard Kick Return TD

The Leopards only lead of the game lasted just 15 seconds. Sophomore kick returner Jack Andes took the ensuing kickoff back 89 yards running left to right down the sideline in an immediate response to Louisville’s opening scoring drive. Andes also had a 15 yard kick return later in the game to cross the century mark with 104 kick return yards for the game.

Junior kicker Paul Koskovich’s extra point attempt split the uprights to put the Vikings ahead 7-3.

Dyrlund Throws for 179 Yards and 2 TDs

Hoover continued to build upon their lead after that. Senior quarterback Carson Dyrlund would finish 14 of 20 for 179 yards and threw a pair of second quarter touchdowns.

Dyrlund connected with sophomore wide receiver Drake Cooper for an 18 yard touchdown on 3rd-and-5 early on in the second quarter. The play capped off a back-breaking 13 play, 88 yard drive in which the Vikings converted three third downs.

Later on in the second quarter, North Canton received great field position on the LHS 36 after the Leopards punted out of their own endzone. Deem stormed in to tackle Dyrlund in the backfield for a 4 yard loss on first down to back the Vikings up to the 40. Hoover still scored on the next play as Dyrlund hit sophomore wide receiver John Collins on a slant route for a 40 yard touchdown strike to make it 20-3 with 2:55 to go before halftime.

The touchdown grabs by Cooper and Collins were their only catches of the game. Dyrlund’s top targets included senior wide receivers Mason Ashby who made 6 catches for 52 yards and Braucher who hauled in 5 receptions for 54 yards.

Miraglia Runs for 133 Yards and 2 TDs

Senior runningback Kyler Miraglia did the rest for the North Canton offense. He finished with 23 carries for 133 yards and iced the game for the Vikings with a pair of second half touchdowns. 

Miraglia capped off a 9 play, 67 yard third quarter drive with a 10 yard touchdown run up the middle to make it 27-3. Later in the fourth quarter, Miraglia used the left side of the line and a key block by junior tight end Bryce Roach to score from 8 yards out. Koskovich converted his fourth extra point after that to put North Canton ahead 34-10 with 4:04 remaining in the game.

Louisville Vs. North Canton 100 Year Rivalry

This is the 101st official meeting between Louisville and North Canton over the course of 100 football seasons. The two teams met twice on the gridiron in 1924, the first year that the rivalry officially began.

The Vikings have now defeated the Leopards in 4 straight meetings, their longest winning streak in the rivalry since taking 5 straight against Louisville from 1982-1986. Hoover has claimed 7 of the last 8 matchups in the series overall.

LHS still leads the all-time series 56-40-5 overall, but the series is now even at 37-37-2 since Louisville changed its nickname to the Leopards in 1948. Louisville is 31-17-3 all-time when playing North Canton at home.

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UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to take on the Lake Blue Streaks on Friday, September 15. Game time is set for 7:00 PM from Blue Streaks Stadium. 

JV UP NEXT: The Leopards JV will travel to take on the North Canton Hoover Vikings on Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 AM. They will then host the Lake Blue Streaks on Saturday, September 16 at 10:00 AM.

FRESHMAN UP NEXT: The Leopards Freshman will next host the Lake Blue Streaks on Thursday, September 14. Game time is set for 5:00 PM from Louisville Leopards Stadium.

Week 4 Louisville Opponents Scores

@New Philadelphia 28, Ashland 0
@Zanesville 22, Lakewood 16, 2 OT
Northwest 42, @Manchester 21
Lake 10, @GlenOak 7
Canton McKinley 44, @Perry 6
@Jackson 20, Green 13
South Range 28, @Lakeview 21
@Steubenville 43, University Prep (co-op) (PA) 20

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Scoring Summary


Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Hoover 7-13-7-7–34

Louisville 3-0-7-0–10

1st Quarter 

LOUISVILLE – Carter Duskey 29 Yard Field Goal | LHS 3, NCHS 0, 5:30
12 Plays, 80 Yards, 6:21

HOOVER – Jack Andes 89 Yard Kick Return (Paul Koskovich Kick) | LHS 3, NCHS 7, 5:15

2nd Quarter 

HOOVER – Drake Cooper 18 Yard Pass from Carson Dyrlund (Paul Koskovich Kick) | LHS 3, NCHS 14, 9:55
13 Plays, 88 Yards, 4:40

HOOVER – John Collins 40 Yard Pass from Carson Dyrlund (Kick Failed) | LHS 3, NCHS 20, 2:55
3 Plays, 36 Yards, 0:38

3rd Quarter 

HOOVER – Kyler Miraglia 10 Yard Run (Paul Koskovich Kick) | LHS 3, NCHS 27, 7:15
9 Plays, 67 Yards, 4:37

LOUISVILLE – Cooper Rice 55 Yard Pass from Owen Burick (Carter Duskey Kick) | LHS 10, NCHS 27, 1:42
1 Play, 55 Yards, 0:08

4th Quarter 

HOOVER – Kyler Miraglia 8 Yard Run (Paul Koskovich Kick) | LHS 10, NCHS 34, 4:04
5 Plays, 29 Yards, 2:15

Records: Hoover 3-1, Louisville 1-3

Team Stats

First Downs
Louisville: 9 (3 Rushing, 4 Passing, 2 Penalty)
Hoover: 19 (9 Rushing, 9 Passing, 1 Penalty)

Total Offense
Louisville: 50 Plays, 200 Yards, 1 Touchdown (4.0 Average)
Hoover: 55 Plays, 290 Yards, 4 Touchdowns (5.3 Average)

Louisville: 22 Carries, 82 Yards
Hoover: 35 Carries, 111 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

Louisville: 13 of 28 for 118 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception
Hoover:  14 of 20 for 179 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

Louisville: 0/0
Hoover: 2/0

Louisville: 6 for 40 Yards
Hoover: 4 for 37 Yards

3rd Down Conversions
Louisville: 3 for 14 (21%)
Hoover: 4 for10 (40%)

4th Down Conversions
Louisville: 1 for 2 (50%)
Hoover:  0 for 0

Punt Yards
Louisville: 7 Punts, 261 Yards, 58 Long (37.3 Average)
Hoover: 5 Punts, 167 Yards, 47 Long (33.4 Average)

Kick Return Yards
Louisville: 5 Returns, 48 Yards
Hoover: 2 Returns, 104 Yards, 1 Touchdown

Punt Return Yards
Louisville: 2 Returns, -4 Yards
Hoover: None

Field Goal Attempts
Louisville: 1 for 1
Hoover: None

Individual Stats


Owen Burick 12 Carries, 32 Yards
Cam Dougherty 6 Carries, 23 Yards
Owen DiMarzio 1 Carry, 11 Yards
Tate Golden 1 Carry, 9 Yards
Will Ramsey 2 Carries, 7 Yards

Kyler Miraglia 23 Carries, 133 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Cole Rembielak 1 Carry, 2 Yards
Carson Dyrlund 11 Carries, -24 Yards


Owen Burick 13 of 28 for 118 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception

Carson Drylund 14 of 20 for 179 Yards, 2 Touchdowns


Cooper Rice 1 Catch, 55 Yards, Touchdown
Owen DiMarzio 2 Catches, 19 Yards
Quin Burick 1 Catch, 11 Yards
Braiden Hershey 1 Catch, 11 Yards
Matt Crosby 1 Catch, 8 Yards
Cam Dougherty 3 Catches, 6 Yards
Austin Wade 2 Catches, 6 Yards
Tate Golden 2 Catches, 2 Yards

Mason Ashby 6 Catches, 52 Yards
Zach Braucher 5 Catches, 54 Yards
John Collins 1 Catch, 40 Yards, Touchdown
Drake Cooper 1 Catch, 18 Yards, Touchdown
Kyler Miraglia 1 Catch, 15 Yards

Kick Returns

Kolton Loy 3 Returns, 33 Yards (11.0 Average)
Owen DiMarzio 1 Return, 14 Yards
Carter Duskey 1 Return, 1 Yard

Jack Andes 2 Returns, 104 Yards, 89 Long (52.0 Average)

Punt Returns

Gabe Stoffer 2 Returns, -4 Yards



Carter Duskey 7 Punts, 261 Yards, 58 Long (37.3 Average)

Cole Rembielak 5 Punts, 167 Yards, 47 Long (33.4 Average)

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