Louisville made three goal line stops to defeat Youngstown Chaney 17-7 in the 2002 Regional Quarterfinals. The victory was the 500th in program history.
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The Leopards shutout the Lions 27-0 on October 25, 2002 to finish the season a perfect 10-0 and as a result were crowned DII AP Poll Champions for the first time in school history.
Josh Vacha racked up 229 yards of offense, ran for a touchdown, and connected with John Stallings for two touchdowns during the Leopards playoff-clinching 35-22 victory over host Minerva back on October 24, 2003.
Louisville stunned favored Pickerington Central in the opening round of the 2003 playoffs 35-34. Josh Vacha threw for 264 yards, ran for 103 yards, & scored 4 touchdowns to lead the Leopards.
Despite losing their star runningback, the Leopards grouped together to demolish the Dukes 35-3 to clinch their fourth straight NBC Title. Louisville out-gained Marlington 362-87 and had more first downs by a count of 25-6.