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Louisville 42, Canton South 21

The Louisville Leopards scored six first half touchdowns en route to a 42-21 victory over the host Canton South Wildcats at Clyde Brechbuhler Stadium. With the victory, the Leopard finish the regular season a perfect 10-0 overall and are Outright NBC Champions. For Louisville, it is their 18th undefeated regular season and 11th NBC Title.

Quarterback Connor Zwick completed 8 of 11 for 145 yards and a touchdown through the air and also ran the ball 10 times for 63 yards and a touchdown in just one half of football. Runningback Walter Schrock was Louisville’s leading rusher with 14 carries for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The Leopards showed their ability to beat teams multiple ways in the first quarter of Friday’s game. They Beatty's Sports Leopard Skin Grey Hoodieamassed a 10 play, 64 yard drive that ended with Schrock plowing into the endzone from 4 yards out. However, the Wildcats would answer with a touchdown drive of their own to knot the game at 7-7. While Louisville’s score came after a long drive, the Leopards needed no plays from scrimmage at all to score their next touchdown. Andy Minster ran back the ensuing South kickoff 88 yards to the house to put the Leps up 14-7.

Minster’s kick return touchdown began a string of four straight Louisville touchdowns. Three of those scores came in a 4:50 span during the second quarter. The first score followed a 13 play, 77 yard drive that led to a 38 yard touchdown pass from Zwick to Bryce Mathie. Then the Leopards Dylan Kline came out of a loose ball pile up with the football on the ensuing kickoff. Two plays later, Zwick scampered into the endzone from 23 yards out. On the next Louisville drive, Zwick’s 38 yard completion to Alex Hollifield led to a 5 yard touchdown run by Dakota James. That made it 35-7 Leopards with 6:17 left in the second quarter.

Louisville gambled late in the second quarter on a 4th Down play in their own territory and failed to convert giving the ball to the Wildcats on the 40 yard line. Three plays later, Canton South Quarterback Josh Lyon hit Matt Shaffer on the right side of the endzone for his second touchdown pass of the game. Lyon had found D.J. Wilson to end South’s first quarter scoring drive. Lyon would finish the evening 17 of 30 for 207 yards through the air and would score on a 3 yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

The Leopards wasted no time in making up for their failed conversion. They traveled 62 yards in a 6-play drive that took just 1:35 before Schrock ran down the right side of the field for a 28 yard touchdown with 30 seconds left in the half. Louisville led 42-14 at the break.

In the second half, many starters were pulled from the game and the Leopards proceeded to run out the clock. James carried most of the load with 17 carries for 51 yards. Louisville did not score in the second half, but thanks to their defensive effort they did not need too. The Leopards held the Wildcats to just 14 carries for 5 yards all night long in the running game. Unofficially, Cory Neff & Cole McElroy had 1 sack each. Garrett Yoder also recovered a South fumble and Stephen Kerzan also recorded his first career interception for Louisville late in the fourth quarter. Louisville was on the Canton South 1 yard line when they went into victory formation.

With the victory, Louisville has now won their past seven meetings at Canton South and leads the all-time series over the Wildcats 50-18-3. The Leopards victory also earned them a home playoff game in the DIII Regional Semifinals next Friday. They will host either Marlington or Aurora depending on the result of the West Geauga at Beachwood game Saturday.

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       1          2          3          4          Final

Louisville            14       28        0          0            42

Canton South    7          7        0          7            21

1st Qtr:

L – 8:26 – Walter Schrock 4 yd run

                    Jordan Hughes PAT

                   10 plays 64 yds

CS – 4:49 – D.J. Wilson 12 yd pass from Josh Lyon

                      Tim Schaar PAT

                       9 plays 69 yds

L – 4:39 – Andy Minster 88 yd Kickoff Return

                   Jordan Hughes PAT

                   1 play 88 yds

2nd Qtr:

L – 11:07 – Bryce Mathie 38 yd pass from Connor Zwick

                      Jordan Hughes PAT

                      13 plays 77 yds

L – 10:21 – Connor Zwick 23 yd run

                      Jordan Hughes PAT

                     2 plays 28 yds

L – 6:17 – Dakota James 5 yd run

                   Jordan Hughes PAT

                   3 plays 48 yds

CS – 2:05 – Matt Shaffer 21 yd pass from Josh Lyon

                       Tim Schaar PAT

                      3 plays 40 yds

L – 0:30 – Walter Schrock 28 yd run

                    Jordan Hughes PAT

4th Qtr:

CS – 8:40 – Josh Lyon 3 yd run

                       Tim Schaar PAT

                       9 plays 61 yds

Team Stats:

First Downs:

Louisville: 18

Canton South: 13


Louisville: 48 carries for 190 yds 4 TD’s

Canton South: 14 carries for 5 yds  1 TD


Louisville: 8 of 12 for 145 yds  1 TD  1 INT

Canton South: 17 of 30 for 207 yds 2 TD’s 1 INT


Louisville: 1/0

Canton South 3/2


Louisville: 5 for 45

Canton South: 4 for 35

3rd Down Conversions:

Louisville: 5 of 12

Canton South: 3 of 9

4th Down Conversions:

Louisville: 1 of 2

Canton South: 1 of 1

Individual Stats:


Louisville: Walter Schrock – 14 carries for 72 yds 2 TD’s

                    Connor Zwick – 10 carries for 63 yds 1 TD

                   Dakota James – 17 carries for 51 yds 1 TD

                   Joe Crank – 2 carries for 4 yds

Canton South: Kahlil Coleman – 6 carries for 39 yds


Louisville: Andy Minster – 4 catches for 49 yds

                    Bryce Mathie – 2 catches for 51 yds 1 TD

                   Alex Hollifield – 1 catch for 38 yds

                   Kyle Bast – 1 catch for 7 yds

Canton South: DJ Wilson – 7 catches for 77 yds


Louisville: Connor Zwick – 8 of 11 for 145 yds 1 TD 0 INT

Canton South: Josh Lyon – 17 of 30 for 207 yds 2 TD’s 1 INT

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