Louisville Leopards at Canfield Cardinals 2016 Football Highlights

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Louisville 21, Canfield 17

The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football team rallied from a double digit fourth quarter deficit to down the host Canfield Cardinals 21-17 in the season opener at Bob Dove Field Friday Night.

Left for dead, the Leopards faced a 4th-and-10 from their own 45 with 2:34 left to play. Quarterback Brody Hahn dropped back and then rolled to his left away from the charging defenders. Hahn launched a pass just before crossing the line of scrimmage and it was reeled in by a sprinting Tyler Adams inside the Cardinal 30 yard line. Adams spilt two defenders and ran on into the endzone for the go ahead 55 yard touchdown with 2:22 remaining.

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My Fit Life Personal Trainer AdThe Cardinals made things interesting on their final drive of the game via a halfback pass play. Tailback Paul Breinz hit Wide Receiver Paul French down the right sideline for a 43 yard completion down to the Leopards 23 with 1:14 left on the clock. Canfield would net 5 yards on the next 3 plays before facing a 4th-and-5 from the 18. Quarterback Jake Cummings floated a pass into the back of the endzone, but Adams broke up the pass to seal the deal for Louisville with 27 ticks remaining.

Adams would finish with a monster night catching 10 passes for 152 yards and 2 touchdowns. Earlier in the fourth quarter, Adams made an over the shoulder grab in the endzone on a 41 yard bomb from Hahn. The touchdown catch pulled the Leopards to within 17-14 with 7:20 left in the contest.

Hahn was 22 of 40 for 274 yards passing and also finished as the Leopards leading rusher with 18 carries for 52 yards. Hahn also scored from a yard away in the second quarter on a rare play call that had him snap under center.

After Hahn’s score, Hannah Baughman booted through the extra point to become the first ever female Leopards player to score in a Varsity Football game. That kick would knot the game at 7-7 and Baughman would finish a perfect 3 for 3 on extra points for the evening.

The remainder of the second quarter was all Cardinals. Cummings would roll to the left side from 2 yards out to cap a 6 play, 59 yard drive. The Senior Quarterback would account for 79 of Canfield’s 84 rushing yards on 20 carries. He also completed 10 of 18 passes for 133 yards.

Cummings also put Canfield on the board first in the opening quarter. He scored on a back-breaking Quarterback Draw on a 4th-and-12 from 31 yards away.

That score was setup by a 24 yard interception return by Strong Safety Will Dawson. Defensive Back Nick Ieraci also flipped field position with a pick late in the second quarter. His 23 yard interception return setup shop for Canfield at the Leopards 39. The 6 play drive ended with Kicker Ian Kristan hitting home a 29 yard field goal as the first half expired to put the Cardinals ahead by two scores at the break 17-7.

Louisville dominated the stat sheet in terms of first downs 18-6 and total yardage 347-260. The Cardinals two turnovers would have been the equalizer, but Canfield was set back by 11 penalties for 74 yards against the Leopards 3 for 15 yards.

Louisville got contributions from all-around on offense. Max Hartline made 3 catches for 39 yards, Gavin Birone recorded 3 receptions for 32 yards, Logan Thomas tallied 3 catches for 23 yards, and Sean McKinney netted 32 yards on his only reception. Leopards Runningback Gavin VanZant also carried the ball 11 times for 21 yards.

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Matt Zaremski also made 3 grabs for 79 yards for the Cardinals.

With the win, Louisville has now won 5 straight games against Canfield and remains a perfect 3-0 in the series when playing at Bob Dove Field. The Leopards now lead the all-time series 5-2.

UP NEXT: The Leopards will next travel to North Canton Hoover to take on the Vikings on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 PM.


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Scoring Summary


Team 1-2-3-4–TOTAL

Canfield 7-7-0-0–17

Louisville 0-7-0-14–21


1st Qtr:
C: 7:30 – Jake Cummings 31 yd run
Ian Kristan PAT
4 plays 31 yds

2nd qtr:

L: 5:43 – Brody Hahn 1 yd run
Hannah Baughman PAT
10 plays 58 yds

C: 3:14 – Jake Cummings 2 yd run
Ian Kristan PAT
6 plays 59 yds

C: 0:00 – Ian Kristan 19 yf Field Goal
6 pays 39 yds

4th Qtr:
L: 7:20 – Tyler Adams 41 yd pass from Brody Hahn
Hannah Baughman PAT
3 plays 60 yds

L: 2:22 – Tyler Adams 55 yd pass from Brody Hahn
Hannah Baughman PAT
4 plays 55 yds

Team Stats

First Downs:
Louisville: 18
Canfield: 6

Louisville: 29 / 73yds
Canfield: 29 / 84 yds

Louisville: 22 /40 / 2 for 274 yds 2 TD’s
Canfield: 11 / 19 / 0 for 176 yds

Louisville: 1 / 0
Canfield: 2 / 0

Penalties / Yds:
Louisville: 3 / 15
Canfield: 11 / 74

3rd Down Conversions:
Louisville: 7 /17ds
Canfield: 2 / 12

4th Down Conversions:
Louisville: 3 / 4
Canfield: 1 / 2

Individual Stats

Louisviille: Brody Hahn: 18 carries for 52 yds 1 TD
Gavin Van Zant: 11 carries for 21 yds

Canfield: Jake Cummings: 20 carries for 79 yds 2 TD’s

Louisville: Brody Hahn: 22 of 40 for 274 yds 2 TD’s 2 INT’s

Canfield: Jake Cummings: 10 of 18 for 133 yds
Paul Breinz: 1 of 1 for 43 yds

Louisville: Tyler Adams: 10 catches for 152 yds 2 TD’s
Max Hartline: 3 catches for 39 yds
Gavin Birone: 3 catches for 32 yds
Logan Thomas: 3 catches for 23 yds
Sean McKinney: 1 catch for 32 yds

Canfield: Matt Zaremski: 3 catches for 79 yds

Records: Louisville 1-0, Canfield 0-1

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