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Hoover Vikings at Louisville Leopards 1999 Football Highlights

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North Canton Hoover 35, Louisville 7

Beatty's Sports Football 2018 Schedule Shirt T-ShirtThe Leopards opened the scoring with a Jon Herbert 44 Yard Touchdown pass to Matt Miller in the second quarter, but it was all Vikings after that. North Canton went on to defeat host Louisville 35-7 in the season opener on August 27, 1999.

The Leopards out-gained the Vikings 301-220 in total yards of offense and had more first downs than Hoover 13-12, but 7 Louisville turnovers turned this rivalry into a one-sided affair.

The Leopards had an opportunity to take control of the contest when they drove to the Vikings 3 Yard Line just before halftime. A penalty pushed Louisville back to the 8 before North Canton drew a penalty in the endzone with 0:02 left on the clock. The ensuing field goal was blocked leaving the score tied 7-7 and the Vikings would go on to outscore the Leopards 28-0 in the second half.

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Scoring Summary

North Canton 0-7-14-14–35

Louisville 0-7-0-0–07

1st Quarter


2ND Quarter

Louisville – Matt Miller 44 Yard Pass From Jon Herbert (Nathan DeGasperis Kick), 7-0

North Canton – Jason Kennedy 6 Yard Run (Adam Larussi Kick), 7-7

3RD Quarter 

North Canton – Jason Kennedy 1 Yard Run (Adam Larussi Kick), 7-14

North Canton – Todd Deitemyer 13 Yard Pass from Bill Liber (Adam Larussi Kick), 7-21

4TH Quarter

North Canton – Mike Irby 18 Yard Run (Adam Larussi Kick), 7-28

North Canton – Jason Kennedy 1 Yard Run (Adam Larussi Kick), 7-35


Rushing: Louisville 31-174, North Canton 38-111

Passing: Louisville 8-32-3-127, North Canton 7-14-0-109

First Downs: Louisville 13, North Canton 12

Fumbles-Lost: Louisville 5-3, North Canton 2-2

Records: Louisville 0-1, North Canton 1-0

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