Louisville Leopards at Wooster Generals Football Scrimmage Recap
Louisville 4, Wooster 3
The Louisville Leopards Football Team traveled to Follis Field to face the Wooster Generals in their second scrimmage of the season Friday Evening. Scoring in scrimmage action is never official, but in terms of the first team: Louisville scored 4 touchdowns versus Wooster finding the endzone 3 times in various scenarios.
The first portion of the scrimmage featured each team getting 10 plays of offense to run starting from their own 35. The Leopards did not score on their opening possession, but did on the Generals. On the sixth play of the drive, Senior Ryan Pukys stepped in front of a Wooster pass and returned it 60 yards for a Leopard pick six. The Generals restarted their 10-play sequence from their own 35 but failed to get a first down.
Louisville then took over from their own 35 for their second 10-play sequence. The Leopards quickly moved the ball into Wooster territory via the a pair of solid runs by Runningback Connor Adelman and a pair of completions from Quarterback Colton Jones to Wide Receiver Justin Broad. Backup Quarterback Tyler Jackson would eventually find Hunter Selander for a 24 yard touchdown strike to put LHS up 2-0 in terms of touchdowns.
Wooster failed to score in their next 10-play sequence but continued to run plays in an additional full scrimmage sequence. On that drive, they went 65 yards on 5 plays which ended with an 11 yard touchdown pass on third down. That ended the regular 10-play scrimmage session.
The next session featured 10 play sequences starting from the 20. The Leopards did not score on their first crack in the redzone and their defense held the Generals shy of the goal line in their first series. Wooster restarted from the 20 and would go over the top to score on a 3rd-and-Short from the 10 yard line.
The next session featured each team getting 5 plays starting at the 5 yard line. Two plays into Louisville’s sequence, Jones rolled to the right and found Jason Goard in the back of the endzone for a touchdown. On the final play of their sequence, Adelman powered his way in from 2 yards out for the Leopards fourth touchdown of the scrimmage.
Louisville’s defense slammed the door on the Generals in their chance to score from within the 5 yard line. Austin Griggy was key in clogging up the middle to hold Wooster off the board. Goard also stormed into the backfield when the Generals dropped back to pass before combining with Linebacker Max Stamey for the sack on the final play of the sequence.
The final session featured each team getting the ball from their own 40 with a two minutes to score. The Leopards did not score despite a 38 yard Jones to Davis Burick connection down the right sideline to the Wooster 22 on the second play of their two minute sequence. Four incompletions followed ending the Louisville threat.
The Generals drove all the way to the 11 yard line on their two minute drive. But Pukys broke up a fourth down pass to end the Wooster drive.
The Leopards went 4-and-out on their final two minute drive sequence. The Generals nearly fumbled the ball away on the first play of their final two minute sequence. But they would score on the next play via a 52 yard run up the middle for their third touchdown of the scrimmage.
The second teams took the field after that. No coverage was provided for this portion of the scrimmage except Louisville Sophomore Defensive Back Zack Seaman returned an interception 80 yards for a Leopards defensive touchdown.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next conclude the preseason in their third in final scrimmage on the road against the Orrville Red Riders on Friday, August 23. Game time is set for 7:00 PM from Red Rider Stadium as the Varsity squads will be playing a regularly timed half of football.
Note: No scrimmage video per the request of the coaching staff