Louisville Leopards at Hoover Vikings 2014 Football Highlights
North Canton 17, Louisville 14
Eric Sarbaugh made a 23 yard field goal with 1:24 remaining to lift the North Canton Hoover Vikings past the visiting Louisville Leopards 17-14 at Memorial Stadium Friday. With the loss, Louisville is now 1-1 on the season.
With the game tied, Vikings Linebacker Clay Haverfield intercepted a pass midway through the fourth quarter ending a potential Leopards scoring threat. North Canton then used 11 plays to drive from their Own 31 to the Louisville 6 before Sarbaugh boomed through the game-winning field goal.
The hard running of the Vikings Kyle Braucher helped setup the winning score. Braucher finished the night with 19 carries for 65 yards and also scored the game-tying 1 yard touchdown run with 10:30 left in the fourth quarter. Hoover drove 68 yards on 13 plays in 6:03 to knot the game at 14-14.
The Leopards were led by Quarterback Connor Zwick who completed 16 of 27 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown. Zwick was also Louisville’s leading rusher with 10 carries for 33 yards. His only touchdown pass was a 10 yard strike to Kyle Woost with 4:38 left in the third quarter that gave the Leopards a 14-7 advantage. Woost finished with 6 catches for 36 yards.
The score was setup by a 66 yard pass from Zwick to a wide open Josh Swanson three plays before. Swanson finished as the top Louisville receiver with 3 receptions for 86 yards. Ryan Lautner also had 4 catches for 60 yards in the receiving game.
The Leopards first touchdown came after a 10 play, 80 yard drive in the first quarter. Two big gains by runningback Walter Schrock moved the drive along before Alec Jones caught an 18 yard touchdown pass from Jake Adams.
Hoover was led by Quarterback Cameron Mayle who finished 17 of 22 for 174 yards and a touchdown. Mayle engineered the Vikings 7 play, 54 yard opening drive that ended with an 18 yard touchdown pass to Vinnie Serapiglia. Serapiglia finished as North Canton’s leading receiver making 7 catches for 83 yards.
With the loss, the Leopards have lost the past three meetings with the Vikings at Memorial Stadium. The series is a dead even 3-3 in the past six meetings as each team has defended home field. Louisville still leads the all-time series 54-33-5 which includes a 25-19-2 mark at North Canton.
Leopard Nation would also like to congratulate Vikings Head Coach Don Hertler Jr. on his 200th win!
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Ravenna Ravens on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 PM.
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