Leopards Shutout Aviators 34-0

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Louisville 34, Alliance 0

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team shutout the Alliance Aviators 34-0 Friday Night at Beatty's Sports Louisville Leopards Football 2016 Grey Schedule ShirtLouisville Leopards Stadium. With the win, Louisville improves to an even 2-2 overall and is now 1-0 in the NBC.

Quarterback Brody Hahn finished 9 of 17 passing for 133 yards & 3 touchdowns and also was the Leopards leading rusher with 11 carries for 82 yards. Hahn connected with Wide Receiver Tyler Adams 6 times for 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Runningback Gavin VanZant also had 10 carries for 72 yards and 2 touchdowns. He broke free up the middle for a 50 yard score on just the third play of the second quarter. VanZant also scored the only touchdown of the second half from 2 yards away that invoked the mercy rule at the 7:49 mark of the third quarter.

On defense, the Leopards forced 4 turnovers. Corey White finished with a pair of interceptions, Cam Lingle JennCanAdhad a pick, and Maverick Pugh also recovered a fumble for Louisville.

White’s first interception came on Alliance’s opening drive. White stepped in front of a pass at the Aviators 33 and returned it 24 yards to setup the Leopards 1st-and-Goal from the 9. Two plays later, Hahn connected with Adams from 8 yards out to make it 6-0.

Later on in the second quarter, Pugh recovered an Aviator fumble on the Alliance 15. That setup another Order Leopard Nation Highlight Videotwo play Louisville scoring drive that ended with Adams catching a 20 yard touchdown pass from Hahn. That made it 20-0.

After another defensive stop, the Leopards got the ball back with under two minutes to go before halftime. They needed just 6 plays to travel 51 yards in 1:20 to pull ahead 27-0. The drive ended with Max Hartline catching a 6 yard touchdown pass from Hahn with 37 seconds left before the halftime. Hartline would finished with 2 catches for 31 yards on the evening.

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Louisville out-gained Alliance 308-216 in total yardage, which included a 175-112 advantage in yardage on the Leopard Nation $5 Challengeground. Aviators Quarterback Howard Frazier finished 10 of 19 passing for 104 yards and also broke free for 60 yards rushing on 7 attempts. Alliance Runningback Duce Johnson also gained 41 yards on 17 carries and Devontay Nickson finished with 4 catches for 23 yards.

The Aviators best threat came in the fourth quarter after Frazier connected with Wide Receiver Stone Johnson for a 19 yard gain to the Leopards 18. Alliance would get as close as the Louisville 16 before White intercepted a desperation fourth down pass in the endzone for a touchback.

With the victory, the Leopards have now defeated the Aviators 10 straight times. This was the 20th meeting all-time between the two teams with the Leopards now leading the all-time series 15-4-1, which includes a 7-2-1 mark at home. This is the fourth time Louisville has shutout Alliance all-time.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Minerva Lions on Friday, September 23 at 7:00 PM.


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Full Statistics

Scoring Summary


Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Alliance 0-0-0-0–00

Louisville 6-21-7-0–34

1st Qtr:
L – 8:25 – Tyler Adams 8 yd pass from Brody Hahn
Kick Blocked
2 plays 9 yds

2nd Qtr:
L – 11:36 – Gavin Van Zant 50 yd run
Hannah Baughman PAT
2 plays 50 yds

L – 2:57 – Tyler Adams 20 yd pass from Brody Hahn
Hannah Baughman PAT
2 plays 20 yds

L – 0:37 – Max Hartline 6 yd pass from Brody Hahn
Hannah Baughman PAT
6 plays 51 yds

3rd Qtr:
L – 7:49 – Gavin Van Zant 2 yd run
Hannah Baughman PAT
10 plays 61 yds

Team Stats

First Downs:
Louisville: 15

Alliance: 29 carries for 112 yds
Louisville: 27 carries for 175 yds 2 TD’s

Alliance: 10 of 19 for 104 yds 0 TD’s 1 INT
Louisvile: 9 of 17 for 133 yds 3 TD’s 1 INT

Alliance: 2 / 1
Louisville: 2 / 1

Penalties / Yds:
Alliance: 4 / 27 yds
Louisville: / 55 yds

3rd Down Conversions:
Alliance: 7 of 14
Louisville: 3 of 6

4th Down Conversions:
Alliance: 0 of 0
Louisville: 0 of 0

Individual Stats


Duce Johnson: 17 carries for 41 yds
Howard Frazier: 7 carries for 60 yds

Brody Hahn 11 carries for 82 yds
Gavin Van Zant: 10 carries for 72 yds 2 TD’s
Sean McKinney: 3 carries for 15 yds
Logan Banta: 3 carries for 6 yds


Howard Frazier: 10 of 19 for 104 yds 0 TD’s 1 INT

Brody Hahn: 9 of 17 for 133 yds 3 TD’s 1 INT


Devontay Nickson: 4 catches for 23 yds

Tyler Adams: 6 catches for 97 yds 2 TD’s
Max Hartline: 2 catches for 31 yds 1 TD
Bryce Zuppe: 1 catch for 5 yds

Records: Louisville 2-2, 1-0; Alliance 1-3, 0-1

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