Louisville Leopards at Glenwood Eagles 1971 Football Highlights

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Louisville 36, Glenwood 6

The Louisville Leopards wrecked the host Glenwood Eagles Homecoming Night 36-6 back on October 29, 1971. With the victory Louisville improved to 8-0 overall and clinched a share of the Federal League with their 7-0 record in it.

Beatty's Sports Football 2018 Schedule Shirt T-ShirtIn the first quarter, the Eagles were driving when the Leopards Ken Kuhn recovered a fumble on the Louisville 27 yard line. Then the Leopards offense marched 73 yards on 10 plays before Kuhn punched in a score from a yard out to give Louisville a 7-0 lead that they would never relinquish.

The next two Leopards scores came via touchdown connections between Quarterback John Doerschuk and Receiver Doug Shook.  The first was a 42 yard pass in the second quarter and the second was a 35 yard touchdown pass in the third. Shook finished with 4 catches for a team-high 101 yards. Louisville finished 8 of 15 passing for 159 yards.

A bright spot for the Eagles was the receiving ability of Pete Martelli who caught a game-high 8 catches for a game-high 126 yards. On Glenwood’s only scoring drive, Martelli had 4 receptions for 65 yards and caught a 23 yard touchdown strike from Quarterback Jim Bressi.

Bressi completed 14 of 32 passes for 170 yards, but his performance was marred by 3 interceptions. One of those picks found the hands of Louisville defender Wally Wallace.

Louisville held Glenwood to just 35 yards on the ground. The Leopards Dave Mazzan accounted for just as many yards individually and also ran in a two point conversion. Kuhn spearheaded the rushing attack and scored two more touchdowns from 5 and 1 yards away in the fourth quarter. Louisville finished with 218 rushing yards.

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Scoring Summary

Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 7-7-8-14–36

Glenwood 0-0-0-6–06

1st Quarter

Louisville – Ken Kuhn 1 Yard Run (Ken Kuhn Kick), 7-0

2nd Quarter

Louisville – Doug Shook 42 Yard Pass from John Doerschuk (Ken Kuhn Kick), 14-0

3rd Quarter 

Louisville – Doug Shook 35 Yard Pass from John Doerschuk (Dave Mazzan Run), 22-0

4th Quarter

Louisville – Ken Kuhn 5 Yard Run (Run Failed), 28-0

Glenwood – Pete Martelli 23 Yard Pass from Jim Bressi (Pass Failed), 28-6

Louisville – Ken Kuhn 1 Yard Run (Dave Mazzan Run), 36-6


Rushing: Louisville 218, Glenwood 35

Passing: Louisville 8-15-159, Glenwood 14-32-170

First Downs: Louisville 17, Glenwood 11

Records: Louisville 8-0, 7-0; Glenwood 6-2, 5-2

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