Louisville Falls At 9th Ranked South Range 38-8 – Varsity Football
South Range 38, Louisville 8
The visiting Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team fell to the Division V, #9 ranked South Range Raiders 38-8 Friday Night at Rominger Stadium. With the loss, Louisville falls to 1-8 on the season.
Leopards Snatch Early Lead
The 40-point underdog Leopards (according to Drew Pasteur’s Fantastic 50) seemed primed for an upset of the defending Division V state champions when they snatched an 8-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Louisville punted on their first two possessions, but the Leopard defense forced three-and-out punt to setup a great field possession on the third possession. Sophomore returner Gabe Stoffer waived for a fair catch at the Raider 43 yard line and South Range was called for kick catch interference moving the ball to the Raider 28. Still, the Leopard offense was unable to move the chains after a 4th-and-4 fell incomplete giving the ball back to South Range at their own 22.
However, on the next play the Raiders mishandled a handoff in the backfield and Louisville senior defensive lineman Camren Atwell fell on it for the Leopards at the 20 South Range 20 yard line.
On the first play of the next possession, Louisville attempted to run a reverse pass but the play resulted in a 10 yard sack. The Leopards redeemed themselves on the next play. Senior quarterback Owen Burick rolled to his right before throwing back to junior runningback Cam Dougherty wide open in the left flat. He was sprung by a blocks from freshman lineman Trevor Burick and downfield by senior wide receiver Braiden Hershey. Dougherty ran seemingly untouched into the endzone for the 30 yard score to get the Leopards to within 7-6 with 23 seconds remaining in the opening quarter.
Louisville was called for a penalty on the extra point attempt backing them up five yards. On the try from the 7 yard line: Stoffer took the snap and flipped the ball to junior kicker/quarterback Tate Aljancic running to his right. Aljancic easily tossed a pass to Hershey wide open in the endzone for the two-point conversion giving the Leopards their first lead, at 8-7, since week four against North Canton Hoover.
Long Louisville Drive Comes Up Empty
Louisville fought hard to hang with the defending DV state champions in the first half. South Range drove 64 yards on 10 plays to take the lead back on a 28 yard field goal by senior placekicker Logan Butcher with 8:28 to go before halftime.
Trailing 10-8, the Leopards mounted a 16 play, 73 yard drive down to the Raider 4 yard line. Sophomore runningback Owen DiMarzio carried for a first down on a 3rd-and-4 up to keep the drive alive at the LHS 45. Louisville faced a 4th-and-7 on the next series and Owen Burick lined up in punt formation. Instead he found the right side of the field vacant and scrambled for 15 yards to move the sticks down to the South Range 48.
DiMarzio took a handoff on the next play for 16 yards down to the 21 yard line. On 3rd-and-9, Owen Burick found his brother sophomore Quin Burick over the middle for for a 10 yard completion to setup goal to go at the 10. On fourth-and-goal, Owen Burick scrambled right before throwing left to Trevor Burick who had lined up as a tight end on the play. The reception resulted in a 5 yard loss and the Raiders took over on their own 9 yard line with 1:21 left before halftime.
Deem Interception Keeps Game Close at the Half
Despite starting in the shadow of their own goal posts, the Raiders wasted no time in trying to add on to their lead before halftime. South Range drove 59 yards on 6 plays into Leopard territory down to the 32 yard line. Then a 15 yard facemask call on Louisville put the ball at the LHS 17 yard line with about 16 seconds remaining.
Louisville Vs. South Range Football Series
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Stuebenville Big Red on Friday, October 19. Game time is slated for 7:00 PM from Louisville Leopards Stadium.
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South Range at Louisville Football Game Statistics
RAIDERS 10, LEOPARDS 8, HALFTIME
South Range 7-3-21-7–38
SOUTH RANGE – Blake Ewert 56 Yard Run (Logan Butcher Kick) | LHS 0, SRHS 7, 8:20
4 Plays, 82 Yards
LOUISVILLE – Cam Dougherty 30 Yard Pass from Owen Burick (Braiden Hershey Pass from Tate Aljancic) | LHS 8, SRHS 7, 0:23
2 Plays, 30 Yards
SOUTH RANGE – Logan Butcher 28 Yards Field Goal | LHS 8, SRHS 10, 8:28
10 Plays, 64 Yards
SOUTH RANGE – Tristan Toy 3 Yard Run (Logan Butcher Kick) | LHS 8, SRHS 17, 10:02
5 Plays, 62 Yards
SOUTH RANGE – Tristan Toy 52 Yard Run (Logan Butcher Kick)| LHS 8, SRHS 24, 5:25
3 Plays, 60 Yards
SOUTH RANGE – Aidan Dominguez 32 Yard Interception Return (Logan Butcher Kick) | LHS 8, SRHS 31, 5:09
SOUTH RANGE – Blake Ewert 34 Yard Run (Logan Butcher Kick) | LHS 8, SRHS 38, 6:14
6 Plays, 66 Yards
Records: South Range 8-1, Louisville 1-8
Louisville: 17 (7 Rushing, 9 Passing, 1 Penalty)
South Range: 18 (15 Rushing, 2 Passing, 1 Penalty)
Louisville: 62 Plays, 232 Yards, 1 Touchdown (3.7 Average)
South Range: 42 Plays, 374 Yards, 4 Touchdowns (8.9 Average)
Louisville: 30 Carries, 26 Yards
South Range: 35 Carries, 343 Yards, 4 Touchdowns
Louisville: 24 of 42 for 206 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception
South Range: 2 of 7 for 31 Yards, 1 Interception
South Range: 1/1
Louisville: 5 for 40 Yards
South Range: 2 for 25 Yards
3rd Down Conversions
Louisville: 5 for 15 (33%)
South Range: 3 for 5 (60%)
4th Down Conversions
Louisville: 3 for 7 (43%)
South Range: 0 for 0
Louisville: 2 Punts, 75 Yards (37.5 Average)
South Range: 2 Punts, 67 Yards (33.5 Average)
Kick Return Yards
Louisville: 6 Returns, 64 Yards
South Range: 2 Returns, 16 Yards (8.0 Average)
Punt Return Yards
Louisville: No Returns
South Range: 1 Return, 3 Yards
Field Goal Attempts
South Range: 1 for 1 (28 Yards)
Owen DiMarzio 8 Carries, 34 Yards
Cam Dougherty 10 Carries, 31 Yards
Quin Burick 1 Carry, -10 Yards
Owen Burick 11 Carries, -29 Yards
Blake Ewert 20 Carries, 193 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Tristan Toy 9 Carries, 132 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
Aidan Dominguez 3 Carries, 24 Yards
Dylan Smesko 1 Carry, -2 Yards
Michael Chadbourne 1 Carry, -4 Yards
Owen Burick 21 of 34 for 162 Yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception
Tate Aljancic 3 of 8 for 44 Yards
Tristan Toy 2 of 7 for 31 Yards, 1 Interception
Braiden Hershey 7 Catches, 68 Yards
Cam Dougherty 6 Catches, 55 Yards, Touchdown
Kolton Loy 4 Catches, 53 Yards
Tate Golden 2 Catches, 25 Yards
Quin Burick 2 Catches, 14 Yards
Owen DiMarzio 1 Catch, 0 Yards
Cooper Rice 1 Catch, -4 Yards
Trevor Burick 1 Catch, -5 Yards
Brady Crumbacher 2 Catches, 31 Yards
Tate Golden 2 Returns, 32 Yards, 21 Long (16.0 Average)
Kolton Loy 2 Returns, 25 Yards, 16 Long (12.5 Average)
Braiden Hershey 1 Return, 7 Yards
Jacob Paumier 1 Return, 0 Yards
Brady Crumbacher 2 Return, 16 Yards, 10 Long (8.0 Average)
Brady Crumbacher 1 Return, 3 Yards
Owen Burick 2 Punts, 75 Yards, 38 Long (37.5 Average)
Logan Butcher 2 Punts, 67 Yards, 40 Long (33.5 Average)