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.
Curtis Elsass rushed for 122 yards & 3 touchdowns and Gary Whaley passed for 213 yards & 2 touchdowns as the Leopards defeated the Ravens 34-23 on August 23, 2002.
Olmsted Falls blocked Louisville’s game-winning field goal attempt in the final seconds to defeat the Leopards 21-20 in a heartbreaking DII Playoff contest back on November 8, 2002.
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.
Gary Whaley threw for 356 Yards and 4 Touchdowns to lead the Leopards who racked up 625 yards of offense during their 61-13 thrashing of the visiting Spartans 61-13 back on October 11, 2002.
Louisville rallied to scored three touchdowns in the final 12:40 to down host Northwest 21-7. The Leopard defense recorded 3 of their 5 takeaways in the fourth quarter to help clinch the win.
Gary Whaley’s three touchdown passes helped build a 29-0 Leopard lead as the Louisville defense shutout West Branch until late in the fourth during a 29-12 victory back on September 27, 2002.
Runningbacks Mike Batdorff and Curtis Elsass combined for 5 touchdowns as the Leopards racked up 302 yards on the ground in 56-14 rout of Kent Roosevelt. Justin Boudler also caught two touchdown passes from Gary Whaley.