Orrville Outlasts Louisville in Final Dress Rehearsal
Orrville at Louisville Video Highlights
Orrville 14, Louisville 7
Cory Neff had 5 sacks to lead the Leopards defense and Joey Duckworth connected with Trent Ohman for a 44 yard touchdown to lead the Louisville offense during their 14-7 scrimmage loss to Orrville Friday night at Louisville Leopards Stadium.
On the Leopards second possession, Ohman was left uncovered and Duckworth delivered a beauty in stride for the score. Merrick Storlie’s extra point made it 7-0 Louisville.
Orrville answered with a 9 play 65 yard drive in 2:02. The Red Riders escaped disaster three times during their goal line march. First Garrett Yoder nearly picked off a pass for the Leps. Then Orrville quarterback Kyle Lichti escaped a host of defenders storming in for a sack at midfield. Finally, on 4th-and-10 from the Leopard 37, Lichti found Tyrone White near the left sideline for a 29 yard gain to the Louisville 8 and a first down. Three plays later Lichti threw a short slant to Wide Receiver Brandon Johnson at the 2-yard-line and he powered his way in for the score to knot the game at 7-7.
On the next Louisville drive, Duckworth hooked up with Ohman again for a 23 yard gain. However, the play was nullified because of a penalty and the drive never really got started. Alex Schooley and Alex Hollifield also caught passes offensively for Louisville.
Neff decided to take the game over on the next Red Rider series as he penetrated into the backfield for three consecutive sacks. Neff had five sacks on the evening to lead the defensive charge and Kyle White also picked off a pass on the next Orrville possession.
However, Red Rider defensive back Bryce Short intercepted a pass at midfield on the very next play. On the ensuing drive, Orrville converted another 4th-and-10 play when Lichti escaped a charging Neff and completed a 20 yard pass to White. A 7 yard completion to Johnson and then a 15 yard touchdown pass to White again gave Orrville the scrimmage deciding score.
UP NEXT: Louisville Varsity will travel to Canfield to take on the Cardinals on Friday, August 24 at 7:30 PM. The JV Squad will host Canfield at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 25 and the Freshman Squad will host the Cardinals on Thursday, August 23 at 5:00 PM.
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