Louisville Sunk By Lake at Home 35-7 – Varsity Football
Lake 35, Louisville 7
The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team fell to the visiting Lake Blue Streaks 35-7 Friday Night at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the loss, Louisville drops to 1-4 on the season.
Senior runningback Jacob Davide carried the ball 17 times for 84 yard and scored the Leopards lone touchdown in the second quarter. Quarterback Daveion Cruse also accounted for 114 total yards of offense for Louisville. He was 12 of 18 passing for 74 yards and also ran the ball 21 times for 40 yards. Top Leopard pass receivers included senior wide receiver Chase Mueller with two grabs for 27 yards and junior wide receiver Tate Golden who made two catches for 26 yards.
Davide Scores Lone Leopard Touchdown
Davide carried the ball five times on Louisville’s nine play, 60 yard scoring drive. This included overcoming a 3rd-and-14 from the Lake 33. Davide carried for nine yards on third down and then followed that up with a 10 yard run on 4th-and-5 to give the Leopards a first down in the redzone. Two plays later, Davide plunged in from two yards.
Sophomore placekicker Seth Colley’s extra point was good cutting the Leopards deficit to 21-7 with 1:29 left before halftime.
Blue Streaks Strike Back Before Halftime
The Blue Streaks wasted no time in answering the Leopards only score. On the first play of the next drive junior quarterback Cale Jarvis dropped back and threw long to wide open senior receiver Dylan Snyder. The pass completion netted a 64 yard touchdown to put Lake back in front by three touchdowns at 28-7 with 1:10 to go before halftime.
Jarvis would finish 3 of 7 passing for 78 yards for the game.
Baker & Sollberger Both Reach Century Mark for Lake
The Blue Streaks out-gained the Leopards 305-204 in total yardage which included a 226-130 edge on the ground. Lake had two runners reach the century mark in rushing yards. Junior wide receiver Nathan Baker was the game’s leading rusher with six carries for 106 yards. Senior runningback Matthew Sollberger carried most of the load with 19 rushing attempts for an even 100 yards and three touchdowns.
Sollberger reached the endzone twice in the opening quarter on touchdown runs of seven and three yards. He also scored on a five yard carry early in the fourth quarter to put the Blue Streaks ahead 35-7. Senior quarterback William Butler II also scored from a yard out to give Lake a commanding 21-0 cushion earlier in the second quarter.
Lake Defense Records 3 Takeaways
The Blue Streaks defense forced three takeaways on defense. Lake’s first offensive possession of the game ended with Leopard junior linebacker Will Ramsey intercepting a 3rd-and-5 pass at the Louisville 28 yard line. Ramsey returned the interception 30 yards across midfield to the Lake 42 giving Louisville favorable field position. However, the Leopards were called for an unsportsmanlike penalty after the play which set the back 15 yards.
On the next play, Cruise’s deep pass was intercepted by Baker in the secondary and returned 56 yards to set the Blue Streaks up goal-to-go on the Louisville 7 yard line. Sollberger scored Lake’s first touchdown on the next play.
A promising Leopard drive faced a 4th-and-4 from the Blue Streak 25 to begin the second quarter. Butler II stepped in front of a pass in the middle of the field and returned the pick 32 yards to set Lake up at midfield.
The Blue Streaks last takeaway came on Louisville’s final possession of the contest. The exchange on a handoff was fumbled and Lake senior linebacker Ryan Grega recovered it on the Leopard 41. The Blue Streaks ran the clock out from there.
Owens Leads Blue Streak Defensive Front
The Lake defense got contributions up and down the lineup. In addition to three different players recording takeaways, eight Blue Streak players made tackles for losses. Senior defensive lineman Darius Owens led Lake in backfield stops with a sack and two other tackles for a loss. Junior linebacker Evan Brady, senior defensive lineman Riley Fuimaono, and junior linebacker Joseph Garro also recorded sacks for the Blue Streaks.
Louisville mounted a 16 play fourth quarter drive that began on the Leopard 23 and ended on a 4th-and-goal. On 1st-and-goal, Baker made a tackle for a one yard loss on a pass to the right flat. On thrd-and-goal, Owens slid through the middle of the line and stopped the ball carrier for a one yard loss to set Louisville back to the Lake 3. On 4th-and-goal, a pass to the left was blown up by junior defensive back Joshua Sedmock for a two yard loss turning the ball over on downs back to Lake on their own 5.
Leopard Defense Limits the Damage
Despite the score, the Leopards defense made two stops inside the Lousiville 30 yard line to hold the Blue Streaks off the scoreboard in the third quarter. On 4th-and-5 from the Leopard 29, senior defensive lineman Shane Gates brought down Butler II in the backfield for a sack to end the Lake threat.
The Blue Streaks drove inside the redzone on their next drive. On 1st-and-10 from the 16 yard line, Davide penetrated the backfield and brought down Sollberger for a 4 yard loss. Lake would attempt a 42 yard field goal on the same series that would miss wide to the left.
Lake Wins Third Straight Over Louisville
The Leopards have now fallen to the Blue Streaks in each of their past three meetings. Louisville is now 4-11 all-time against Lake, which includes a 3-4 record when playing at Louisville in the series.
The Leopards have now lost their last nine games against Federal League opponents.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to take on the Perry Panthers on Friday, September 23. Game time is set for 7:00 PM from Wakefield Stadium. Freshman will host Perry on Thursday, September 22 at 5:00 PM and JV will host Perry on Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 AM from Louisville Leopards Stadium.
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Louisville Football Game Statistics
BLUE STREAKS 35, LEOPARDS 7
LAKE – Matthew Sollberger 7 Yard Run (Celton Dutton Kick) | LOUISVILLE 0, LAKE 7, 5:55
1 Play, 7 Yards, 0:08
LAKE – Matthew Sollberger 3 Yard Run (Celton Dutton Kick) | LOUISVILLE 0, LAKE 14, 2:37
4 Plays, 42 Yards, 1:16
LAKE – William Butler 1 Yard Run (Celton Dutton Kick) | LOUISVILLE 0, LAKE 21, 5:40
7 Plays, 45 Yards, 2:59
LOUISVILLE – Jacob Davide 2 Yard Run (Seth Colley Kick) | LOUISVILLE 7, LAKE 21, 1:29
9 Plays, 60 Yards, 4:03
LAKE – Dylan Snyder 64 Yard Pass from Cale Jarvis (Celton Dutton Kick) | LOUISVILLE 7, LAKE 28, 1:10
1 Play, 64 Yards, 4:22
LAKE – Matthew Sollberger 5 Yard Run (Celton Dutton Kick) | LOUISVILLE 7, LAKE 35, 11:33
2 Plays, 52 Yards, 0:21
Records: Lake 5-0, Louisville 1-4
Louisville: 14 (9 Rushing, 3 Passing, 2 Penalty)
Lake: 13 (10 Rushing, 2 Passing, 1 Penalty)
Louisville: 60 Plays, 202 Yards (3.4 Average)
Lake: 49 Plays, 305 Yards (6.2 Average)
Louisville: 42 Carries, 130 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Lake: 38 Carries, 226 Yards, 4 Touchdowns
Louisville: 12 of 19 for 74 Yards, 2 Interceptions
Lake: 4 of 11 for 79 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception
Louisville: 6 for 60 Yards
Lake: 6 for 45 Yards
3rd Down Conversions
Louisville: 1 for 10 (10%)
Lake: 1 for 8 (13%)
4th Down Conversions
Louisville: 3 for 4 (75%)
Lake: 1 for 2 (50%)
Louisville: 4 Punts, 108 Yards (27.0 Average)
Lake: 2 Punts, 88 Yards (44.0 Average)
Kick Return Yards
Louisville: 6 Returns, 86 Yards
Lake: 2 Returns, 34 Yards
Punt Return Yards
Louisville: 1 Return, 2 Yards
Lake: 2 Returns, 27 Yards
Louisville: 0 for 0
Lake: 0 for 1
Jacob Davide 17 Carries, 84 Yards, 1 Touchdown
Daveion Cruse 21 Carries, 40 Yards
Andrew Essik 2 Carries, 5 Yards
Jacob Paumier 2 Carries, 1 Yard
Nathan Baker 6 Carries, 106 Yards
Matthew Sollberger 19 Carries, 100 Yards, 3 Touchdowns
Cale Jarvis 2 Carries, 12 Yards
Will Butler II 8 Carries, 10 Yards
Joseph Esposito 1 Carry, 1 Yard
Noah Kubasky 1 Carry, 1 Yard
Ethan Hunt 1 Carry, -4 Yards
Daveion Cruse 12 of 18 for 74 Yards, 2 Interceptions
Charlie Roberts 0 of 1 for 0 Yards
Cale Jarvis 3 of 7 for 78 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception
Will Butler 0 of 3 for 0 Yards
Noah Kubasky 1 for 1 for 1 Yard
Chase Mueller 2 Catches, 27 Yards
Tate Golden 2 Catches, 26 Yards
Charlie Roberts 2 Catches, 10 Yards
Brandong Jackson 3 Catches, 6 Yards
Jacob Davide 2 Catches, 6 Yards
Braiden Hershey 1 Catch, -1 Yards
Dylan Snyder 1 Catch, 64 Yards, Touchdown
Landon Garner 1 Catch, 10 Yards
Nathan Baker 1 Catch, 4 Yards
Ryan Anderson 1 Catch, 1 Yard
Chase Mueller 3 Returns, 83 Yards
Connor Morley 1 Return, 2 Yards
Tate Golden 2 Returns, 1 Yard
Dylan Snyder 1 Return, 25 Yards
Anthony Greeno 1 Return, 9 Yards
Brandon Jackson 1 Return 2 Yards
Joshua Sedmock 1 Return, 18 Yards
Dylan Snyder 1 Return, 9 Yards
Carter Duskey 4 Punts, 108 Yards, 27.0 Average, 32 Long
Celton Dutton 2 Punts, 88 Yards, 44.0 Average, 58 Long
Jacob Davide 1 Tackle for Loss
Shane Gates 1 Sack
Will Ramsey 1 Interception
Braylon Taylor 1 Tackle for Loss
Nathan Baker 1 Interception, 1 Tackle for Loss
Ethan Baluch 2 Tackles of Loss
Evan Brady 1 Sack
William Butler II 1 Interception
Riley Fuimaono 1 Sack
Joseph Garro 1 Sack, 1 Tackle for Loss
Ryan Grega 1 Fumble Recovery
Darius Owens 1 Sack, 2 Tackle for Loss
Joshua Sedmock 1 Tackle for Loss
Bryce Talkington 1 Tackle for Loss