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The Louisville Leopards Football Team fell to the host Lake Blue Streaks 38-7 Friday Night at Blue Streaks Stadium. With the loss, Louisville falls to 0-5 on the season.

Adelman Quarterbacks Louisville TD Drive

My Fit Life Personal Trainer Side AdThree Leopard first quarter turnovers gave the Blue Streaks an early 10-0 advantage, but Louisville responded with an 11 play, 82 yard scoring drive to cut the deficit to 10-7 with 10:33 left in the second quarter.

The Leopards would convert on third down three times during their scoring drive. Playing quarterback, senior runningback Connor Adelman ran to his left and flipped the ball backward to senior wide receiver Zack Seaman deep in the backfield. Seaman then passed the ball forward to senior wide receiver AJ Lingenhoel who gained 6 yards to move the chains.

Lingenhoel Group - Arden and Lisa Lingenhoel - Cutler Real Estate AdOn the next play, Seaman ran a jet sweep to the right and cut back to the left for a gain of 29 yards into Blue Streaks territory. The tackling defender pressed down on Seaman out of bounds drawing a 15 yard personal foul to make the play net 44 yards altogether putting the ball at the Lake 24.

Three plays later, Adelman completed a pass to Seaman for a gain of 3 yards on 3rd-and-1 to the Blue Streaks 12 on the final play of the first quarter. Louisville then faced a 3rd-and-5 and the pair connected again for a 5 yard completion as Seaman fumbled the ball out of bounds for a first down at the 2 yard line.

On the next play, Adelman took the snap and ran left between the blocks of Lingenhoel and junior offensive linemen Jacob Davide for a 2 yard touchdown run to put the Leopards on the board. The rushing touchdown is Adelman’s second of the season. Senior kicker Myles Lab split the uprights on the extra point try to cut the Louisville disadvantage to 10-7 

Lake Seizes Momentum Via Miller Kick Return

Jenny Can Cleaning AdJust as soon as the Leopards had put themselves back in the game, the Blue Streaks seized momentum back on the ensuing kickoff. Junior returner Ty Miller responded with a 91 yard kick return touchdown to put Lake ahead 17-7. 

Louisville’s kick return had the opposite effect. Junior Brandon Jackson returned the ball 16 yards to the Leopard 25 yard line, but an unsportsmanlike call against Louisville backed them up to their own 13. The Leopards were able to move the sticks twice. First senior runningback Riston Jobes ran for a first down and then Adelman passed to Seaman again to convert another third down. However, the drive stalled at the Louisville 34 yard line forcing a punt.

Sollberger Leads Blue Streaks Ground Attack

Re-Elect Corey Street Louisville City Council AdLake went pound and ground on their next drive using their rushing attack to travel 55 of the needed 61 yards to the endzone. Junior runningback Matthew Sollberger pin-balled his way to a 19 yard gain on the first play of the drive. Senior runningback Logan Brady followed suit with a 14 yard run up the middle two plays later to the Leopard 25. Sollberger rumbled ahead for 11 yards and another first down to the Louisville 13 two plays after that.

The Leopards defense forced Lake into a 4th-and-2 from the 5 yard line, but Sollberger side stepped a defender and ran ahead for his second touchdown of the contest and his team leading fifth of the season. That put the Blue Streaks in front 24-7 with 2:13 to go before halftime.

Sollberger would finish as Lake’s leading rusher with 13 carries for 89 yards as the Blue Streaks would run the ball 32 times for 164 yards.

Lake Pulls Ahead 31-7 at the Half

Despite a successful fake punt run by Seaman on 4th-and-4 at the Leopards 32, Louisville was unable to milk the remaining time off the clock to take the game into the locker room. An intentional grounding call netted a 22 yard loss for Louisville and they eventually punted on 4th-and-26 from their own 23.

Lake used all three of their timeouts on defense and got the ball back with 25 seconds remaining after senior Luke Kerscher made a fair catch at the Leopards 48. Three plays later, sophomore quarterback Cale Jarvis launched the ball deep down the middle of the field for sophomore wide receiver Nate Baker who made the catch at the 13 yard line and dove into the endzone. The referee ruled the play a touchdown with just 8 seconds remaining in the half to put the Blue Streaks up 31-7.

Jarvis Throws for 154 Yards, 2 Touchdowns

Jarvis would finish 10 of 13 passing for 154 yards to lead the Lake offense. Baker was his most frequent target with 4 catches for 45 yards and senior wide receiver Ty Perrin also made 3 catches for 27 yards. 

However, most of the Blue Streaks passing yardage came on the first play of the fourth quarter. Jarvis threw a short pass to his left to senior wide receiver Nathan Gager near the left sideline. Gager slipped through a tackle, was sprung by another block, and then was off to the races down the sideline for a 62 yard touchdown that put Lake ahead 38-7 with 11:49 to go in the game. Gager would finish with 2 catches for 71 yards.

The score invoked the mercy rule against the Leopards for just the third time in their history. The clock ran the rest of the way as the Blue Streaks moved to 4-0 on the season.

Louisville Plagued by 3 Early Turnovers

Louisville found themselves in a hole at the outset with three first quarter turnovers, but their defense helped limit Lake’s scoring early on.

The Leopards received the opening kickoff and fumbled the ball away on the second play of scrimmage. Brady jarred the ball free and senior defensive lineman Cole Luczywo fell on it at the Louisville 30. The Blue Streaks picked up a first down, but lost 9 yards on the next two plays. That setup a 39 yard field goal attempt for senior kicker Chase Abdul. He missed it short and wide to the right.

Two plays into the Leopards next possession, a pass to the right sideline tipped off the hands of a Louisville receiver and was pulled out of the air by Miller at the Leopard 29. The Louisville defense again allowed just a single first down before Abdul connected on a 26 yard field goal attempt to give Lake a 3-0 advantage with 4:39 left in the first quarter.

The Leopards next drive started off promising as junior quarterback Daveion Cruse connected with Adelman for a 14 yard gain to the Louisville 40 yard line. Cruse ran the ball the next two plays and was hit hard out of bounds on the latter play. Flags flew and a scuffle broke out on the Leopards sideline between the two teams. The result was offsetting penalties, which left Louisville in a 3rd-and-3 scenario from their own 47. 

On the ensuing page, there appeared to be a miscommunication on an exchange and the ball fell to the turf. Cruse picked it up, scrambled backward to avoid the rush, and then tried to throw a short pass in the backfield to Adelman. That’s when Perrin leaped out of nowhere for an acrobatic diving, one-handed interception giving the ball back to the Blue Streaks at the 34 yard line.

Jarvis ran for 14 yards down to the Leopard 5. Then Sollberger scored on the next play to put Lake in front 10-0 with 2:37 to go in the first.

Davide and Roberts Lead Defense

The Leopards defense was led by Davide and defensive back Charlie Roberts. Davide was involved on 6 tackles, made 4 solo tackles, and had a tackle for a loss. Roberts made 5 tackles, 3 solo tackles, and combined with Adelman for a TFL. Adelman and sophomore linebacker Will Ramsey also tallied 4 tackles each.

Roberts also recorded Louisville’s only takeaway of the game late in the fourth quarter on special teams. The Blue Streaks muffed a punt, the ball remained loose for a few seconds, and Roberts picked it up at the Lake 28 yard line before running it into the endzone. However, by rule a muffed punt cannot be advanced.

Cruse hit Jackson twice to gain 16 yards to the Blue Streak 12. But on 3rd-and-7, the Leopards fumbled again and sophomore linebacker David Baluch came out of the pile with it for Lake’s fifth takeaway of the game.

Louisville Vs. Lake Football History

The Blue Streaks have now defeated the Leopards in each of their past two meetings and have won the last three meetings overall at Lake dating back to 2006. The Blue Streaks are now 10-4 against Louisville all-time, which includes a 4-1 record in games played at Lake. The Leopards only win at Blue Streaks Stadium came back in their 12-6 double overtime thriller back in 1989

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Louisville Leopards at Lake Blue Streaks Game Statistics

Scoring Summary


Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Louisville 0-7-0-0–07

Lake 10-21-0-7–38

1st Quarter

Team Qtr Clock Score Type Play Drive Score


1 04:39 FG   Chase Abdul 26 yd Field Goal 6/20/2:44 3-0


1 02:37 TD RUSH M. Sollberger 5 yd rush
PAT kick by Chase Abdul (GOOD)
2/34/0:35 10-0


2 10:33 TD RUSH Connor Adelman 2 yd rush
PAT kick by Myles Lab (GOOD)
11/82/3:57 10-7


2 10:19 TD KO Ty Miller 91 yd ko
PAT kick by Chase Abdul (GOOD)


2 02:13 TD RUSH M. Sollberger 5 yd rush
PAT kick by Chase Abdul (GOOD)
9/61/4:27 24-7


2 00:08 TD PASS Nate Baker 39 yd pass from Cale Jarvis
PAT kick by Chase Abdul (GOOD)
3/48/0:17 31-7


4 11:49 TD PASS Nathan Gager 62 yd pass from Cale Jarvis
PAT kick by Chase Abdul (GOOD)
2/70/0:13 38-7

Records: Lake 4-0, Louisville 0-5

Team Stats

Rushing Attempts 38 32
Average Per Rush 3.1 5.1
Rushing TDs 1 2
Yards Gained 155 177
Yards Lost 38 13
Completion-Attempts 12-21 10-13
Avg Per Completion 7.7 15.4
Passing TDs 0 2
Rushing 1st Downs 6 9
Passing 1st Downs 8 5
Penalty 1st Downs 1 1
Avg Yds/Play 3.5 7.1
Rushing-Passing 38-21 32-13

Individual Stats


Louisville Leopards Rushing
32 JOBES,RISTON 17 71 0 17 4.2
6 SEAMAN,ZACK 4 40 0 29 10
9 ADELMAN,CONNOR 5 7 1 5 1.4
3 CRUSE,DAVEION 12 -1 0 12 -0.1

Lake Blue Streaks Rushing

22 SOLLBERGER,M 13 89 2 19 6.8
3 JARVIS,CALE 6 23 0 14 3.8
27 BRADY,LOGAN 3 22 0 14 7.3
25 DOANE,AJ 3 20 0 9 6.7
20 GARRO,JOEY 2 8 0 7 4
2 GAGER,NATHAN 1 3 0 3 3
44 BAKER,NATE 2 1 0 7 0.5
TM TEAM 2 -2 0 0 -1



Louisville Leopards Passing

3 CRUSE,DAVEION 8-15 68 0 2 64.7
9 ADELMAN,CONNOR 4-6 24 0 0 100.3

Lake Blue Streaks Passing

3 JARVIS,CALE 10-13 154 2 0 227.2



Louisville Leopards Receiving

6 SEAMAN,ZACK 5 32 0 10 6.4 8
9 ADELMAN,CONNOR 4 38 0 14 9.5 6
2 JACKSON,BRANDON 2 16 0 12 8 2
99 LINGENHOEL,AJ 1 6 0 6 6 1
32 JOBES,RISTON 0 0 0 0 0 1

Lake Blue Streaks Receiving

44 BAKER,NATE 4 45 1 39 11.3 4
11 PERRIN,TY 3 27 0 11 9 4
2 GAGER,NATHAN 2 71 1 62 35.5 2
23 MILLER,TY 1 11 0 11 11 3

Comprehensive Stats from Lake

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