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Louisville Leopards at North Canton 1964 Football Highlights

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Louisville 38, North Canton Hoover 12

“I think we gave them their toughest game of the year,” North Canton Coach Don Hertler said after the game.  “At least we’re the first team to score twice on them.”  Still a good game against the Leopards in 1964 was a 38-12 victory in Louisville’s favor.  The win was the Leps third straight to their in-county rivals.

The Leopard defense surrendered half of their 24 points given up during the season to the host Vikings on October 9, 1964.  Grey Grey helped Hoover get on the board first with a 1 yard plunge in the first quarter that saw the orange and black take a 6-0 lead after 12 minutes.  Greg Fischer also scored on a 1 yard run for North Canton in the fourth quarter, but the fat lady had already sung.

In between Hoover’s two scores the Leopards racked up 38 unanswered points.  The Flying Frenchman, Bob Gladieux continued to be a menace to opposing defenses as he ran for touchdowns of 1, 11, and 25.  Duane Houser also scored on a 32 yard scamper and Tom Chlebeck broke free for a 53 yard touchdown run for the Leopards offense.

The Leopards had come into the game as a 4-0 team outscoring their opponents 186-12.  Despite their overwhelming domination on the gridiron the pollsters only ranked them 10th in the AP Poll for the week.  This fueled the Leopards to demolish their rivals.  The Leopard did give up their highest output of the season, but it would be the last time Louisville was scored upon in 1964 as they shutout their five remaining opponents to close a perfect 10-0 run.

Scoring Summary

Louisville 0-14-8-16–38

North Canton 6-0-0-6–12

1st Quarter

North Canton – Grey Grey 1 Yard Touchdown Run (Run Failed), 0-6

2ND Quarter

Louisville – Duane Houser 32 Yard Run (Run Failed), 6-6

Louisville – Bob Gladieux 1 Yard Run (Chuck Ehlers Pass from Bob Gladieux), 14-6

3RD Quarter 

Louisville – Bob Gladieux 11 Yard Run (Chuck Ehlers Pass from Bob Gladieux), 22-6

4TH Quarter

Louisville – Bob Gladieux 25 Yard Run (Tom Chlebeck Run), 30-6

Louisville – Tom Chlebeck 53 Yard Run (Jeff Sigler Run), 38-6

North Canton – Greg Fischer 1 Yard Run (Run Failed), 38-12

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