Louisville Leopards at Minerva Lions 1964 Football Video Highlights
Louisville 28, Minerva 0
On November 13, 1964 the Louisville Leopards completed their quest for a 10-0 season on the road against arch-rival Minerva. The estimated crowd of 5,000 saw Louisville’s Bob Gladieux rush for 199 yards on 32 carries and score 4 touchdown to lead the offense. On defense, Louisville earned their fifth consecutive shutout to finish unscored upon in league play.
Gladieux found the endzone on runs of 11, 6, 1, and 3 giving him a total of 31 touchdowns for the season. Tom Chlebeck and Chuck Ehlers each scored on two-point conversion runs to round out the rest of the points.
Gladieux, dubbed “The Flying Frenchman”, finished the season with 29 rushing touchdowns, 1 punt return touchdown, 1 kick return touchdown, and 5 conversion runs to give him a total of 196 points and the Stark County single season scoring record. In total Gladieux finished with 377 points in his 3 years playing for Louisville which is also a school record to this day. Gladieux also finished his career with 440 carries for 3,489 yards for a career average of 8 yards per carry (1964- 188 carries for 1,478 yards).
The Leopards ran 69 plays to Minerva’s 36 and the defense held the Lions to 117 yards rushing. Minerva’s Greg Togg led the team with 20 rushes for 99 yards.
With their seventh league shutout the Leopards ended the season outscoring their Tri-County opponents 320-0. This marked the first time a team went undefeated and unscored upon in the Tri-County league since 1942 and only the fourth time it ever happened. However, Louisville was the first to do it with a seven game league schedule.
Offensively Louisville finished the season with a school record 424 points in claiming their third consecutive Tri-County League Title and seventh in 32 years. Louisville finished fifth in the state AP Poll behind Massillon, McKinley, Springfield South, and Elyria.
Louisville – Bob Gladieux 11 Yard Run (Tom Chlebeck Run), 8-0
Louisville – Bob Gladieux 6 Yard Run (Chuck Ehlers Run), 16-0
Louisville – Bob Gladieux 1 Yard Run (Run Failed), 22-0
Louisville – Bob Gladieux 3 Yard Run (Run Failed), 28-0