Youngstown Ursuline Fighting Irish at Louisville Leopards Football Video Highlights 2018
Louisville 45, Youngstown Ursuline 20
The Louisville Leopards Varsity Football Team defeated the visiting Youngstown Ursuline Fighting Irish 45-20 Friday Night at Louisville Leopards Stadium. With the victory, Louisville evens their record at 3-3 on the season.
Quarterback Colton Jones finished 16 of 23 passing for 253 yards and threw 3 touchdowns to lead the Leopards offense. Jones hit Ryan Pukys for a 39 yard touchdown pass on 4th-and-5 to give Louisville a 14-7 second quarter lead. He later found Davis Burick for a 6 yard strike with just 32 seconds to play before halftime to put the Leopards up at the break 21-14. Burick would finish with 4 catches for 55 yards.
Bryce Zuppe also caught a 30 yard touchdown pass from Jones in the third quarter and later put the final nail in the coffin with a 55 yard interception return for a touchdown with five minutes left in the contest. Grayson Beamer also had an 18 yard pick six just 45 seconds earlier as Louisville scored 17 unanswered fourth quarter points.
Runningback Max Hartline also ran the ball 18 times for 109 yards and scored the opening touchdown of the game from 4 yards out. Offensive Lineman Marc Joseph, Josh Nolte, and Cameron Norquest paved the way for the Leopards first rushing touchdown since Week 3. Wide Receiver Jared Mathie set the tone from the get go in catching a 12 yard first down pass on Louisville’s first play of scrimmage. He later made a 16 yard reception to get the Leopards inside the redzone. Hartline ran the ball the final 3 plays of the 63 yard drive to put LHS up 7-0.
Youngstown Ursuline answered with a 14 play, 78 yard scoring drive to knot the game at 7-7 before the end of the first quarter. The Fighting Irish converted with a run up the middle on a gutsy 4th-and-1 call from their own 31. They also converted a 3rd-and-5 and a 3rd-and-1 on the drive to put them into Louisville territory. Ursuline got on the board when Quarterback Brady Shannon lofted a 31 yard pass to Wide Receiver James Phillips who hauled it in, in the congested endzone for the score to tie the game.
Neither team scored on their next two possessions, but Mathie kickstarted things again on the Leopards next drive. Jones hit Mathie over the middle and Mathie spun by 4 Irish defenders for a 22 yard gain to the Ursuline 44. A holding penalty wiped away a superb catch by Burick down the left sideline and Louisville ended up facing a 3rd-and-22 from their own 44. Jones again went to Burick for a gain of 15 to setup a manageable 4th-and-7. On the ensuing play, Jones found a streaking Pukys wide open for a 39 yard touchdown to put the Leopards ahead 14-7 with exactly seven minutes remaining before halftime.
The Fighting Irish answered back on their next drive keyed by a 52 yard run by Runningback Davion Jones. After a penalty at the end of the play, Ursuline was setup goal-to-go from the 5. Three plays later, Jones scored from 2 yards out to tie the game back up at 14-14 with 2:13 to go before the break.
Louisville started their next drive just like they had their first two scoring drives with a Jones to Mathie first down completion. Mathie caught the ball moving to his left, weaved by defenders with the help of a block by Pukys, and gained 28 yards to the Irish 41 yard line. Mathie would finish as the Leopards leading receiver with 6 catches for 99 yards with 62 of those yards coming on the initial plays of drives.
With the clock ticking down under 1:30, Jones hit Burick for 9 yards to convert a 3rd-and-7 to the Ursuline 23. Two plays later Jones completed to Mathie again who was sprung by Burick and Pukys blocks for a first down to the 11. Louisville went ahead when Jones hit Burick on a fade route on the left side of the endzone with 32.6 seconds remaining.
The Leopards defense took over the game in the second half. The third quarter started with Louisville forcing an Ursuline punt after a three-and-out. After a short run, pressure from defensive ends Jason Goard and Maverick Pugh, along with excellent coverage downfield by Dillon Rebuck and Hunter Selander, forced a pair of incompletions.
The Leopards offense needed just 3 plays to cover 86 yards on their next drive. Hartline ran for 8 yards on the first play. He then broke free to the right off a block from Jacob Urich for a 42 run into Irish territory. Hartline had his facemask grabbed around the 45 but continued to drag defenders all the way to the 34. With the penalty marked off from the spot of the foul, Louisville retained possession at the 30 yard line. Zuppe beat his defender on the next play and Jones floated it to him for the 30 yard score to put the Leopards ahead by two touchdowns with 9:44 left in the third.
The Fighting Irish look poised to answer back on their next drive. Shannon found Julian Johnson to convert a 3rd-and-11 to the Louisville 43 and then connected with Phillips for a gain of 25 to the LHS 13. On 2nd-and-4, Pugh made his way into the backfield for a 2 yard loss. On third down, Rebuck bolted in to make the stop on what looked to be a promising run. Facing a 4th-and-4 from the 7, Ursuline lined up to go for it. Carter Rode broke up the potential touchdown pass in the endzone for Louisville to keep it a two possession contest.
The Leopards celebration was short-lived as Ursuline produced the first turnover of the game three plays later. A downfield pass was tipped into the hands of Johnson who returned the ball to the Louisville 30. Jones scampered to the left for a gain of 23 yards on the next play to setup the Fighting Irish with a 1st-and-Goal from the 7. Two plays later, Shannon hit Phillips for the pair’s second touchdown connection of the game from 6 yards out. The extra point was missed leaving the score at 28-20 with 27 ticks left in the third.
Louisville mounted a 13 play, 61 yard scoring drive in response. The first key play of the drive was an 18 yard Jones to Burick completion on 3rd-and-8 which flipped the field to the Ursuline 41. The second key conversion came when Jones ran up the middle for a gain of 8 on 4th-and-1 from the 32. Norquest and Urich paved the way for the first down to the 24. Back-to-back screen passes to Hartline gave the Leopards a 1st-and-goal from the 4. The next three plays netted nothing and Louisville lined up to go for it on 4th-and-goal. However, the Irish burned their first timeout and Louisville decided to attempt a field goal.
In entered Leopards kicker Travis Pape who had already made all 4 of his extra point attempts. With authority, Pape launched through the 21 yard field goal attempt from the right hash to put Louisville ahead 31-20 with 6:36 left in the fourth quarter. Pape wasn’t finished though as he booted a perfect squib kick down the right sideline. The ball bounced 8 times and slowly rolled to the 3 yard line where the Irish return man picked it up. He was meant by a hoard of Louisville players and Rebuck forced a fumble in the barrage. The Fighting Irish were able to recover on their own 3, but were buried.
Pugh rushed the quarterback two plays later forcing a throw out of Ursuline’s endzone. The lame duck pass was picked off by Grayson Beamer at the 18 yard line and returned to the same endzone for six. 38-20 Leps.
The same squib kick approach was not as successful on the ensuing kickoff, but the result of the drive was the same. Two plays in, a pass tipped off the fingertips of the Irish receiver into the air and was retrieved by Zuppe at the Louisville 45 yard line. Zuppe spun out of a tackle, remained in bounds, and sprinted down the right sideline with a convoy of blockers. The 55 yard interception return along with Pape’s 6th made extra point of the night made it 45-20 Leopards with 5:00 left in the game.
The Leopards defense came up big one more time in producing their third takeaway in a span of a little over two minutes. Cam Lingle sprinted in to blow up a sweep to the right which jarred the ball free. Rebuck fell on it for Louisville at the Ursuline 48. The Leopards offense ran out the final 3:38 to seal the victory and even their record at 3-3.
UP NEXT: The Leopards will next host the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals on Friday, October 5 at 7:00 PM. JV will next travel to Berlin Center to take on the Western Reserve Blue Devils on Saturday, September 29 at 10:00 AM. Freshman will next host the Dover Tornadoes on Thursday, October 4 at 5:00 PM.
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LEOPARDS 45, FIGHTING IRISH 20
LOUISVILLE – Max Hartline 4 Yard Run (Travis Pape Kick) | LHS 7, UHS 0, 7:47
9 Plays, 63 Yards
URSULINE – James Phillips 31 Yard Pass from Brady Shannon (Matt Ferree Kick) | LHS 7, UHS 7, 1:54
14 Plays, 78 Yards
LOUISVILLE – Ryan Pukys 39 Yard Pass from Colton Jones (Travis Pape Kick) | LHS 14, UHS 7, 7:00
6 Plays, 66 Yards
URSULINE – Davion Jones 2 Yard Run (Matt Ferree Kick) | LHS 14, UHS 14, 2:13
9 Plays, 90 Yards
LOUISVILLE – Davis Burick 6 Yard Pass from Colton Jones (Travis Pape Kick) | LHS 21, UHS 14, 0:32
8 Plays, 69 Yards
LOUISVILLE – Bryce Zuppe 30 Yard Pass from Colton Jones (Travis Pape Kick) | LHS 28, UHS 14, 9:44
3 Plays, 86 Yards
URSULINE – James Phillips 6 Yards Pass from Brady Shannon (Kick Failed) | LHS 28, UHS 20, 0:27
3 Plays, 31 Yards
LOUISVILLE – Travis Pape 21 Yard Field Goal | LHS 31, UHS 20, 6:36
13 Plays, 61 Yards
LOUISVILLE – Grayson Beamer 18 Yard Interception Return (Travis Pape Kick) | LHS 38, UHS 20, 5:45
1 Play, 18 Yards
LOUISVILLE – Bryce Zuppe 55 Yard Interception Return (Travis Pape Kick) | LHS 45, UHS 20, 5:00
1 Play, 55 Yards
Records: Louisville 3-3, Youngstown Ursuline 0-6
Ursuline: 35 carries for 189 yds 1 TD
Louisville: 28 carries for 120 yds 1 TD
Ursuline: 14 of 21 for 129 yds 2 TD’s 2 INT
Louisville: 16 of 23 for 253 yds 3 TD’s 1 INT
3rd Down Conversions:
4th Down Conversions:
Davion Jones – 24 Carries, 159 Yards, 1 TD
Max Hartline – 18 Carries, 109 Yards, 1 TD
Brady Shannon – 14 of 21 for 129 Yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
Colton Jones – 16 of 23 for 253 Yards 3 TDs 1 INT
James Phillips – 5 Catches, 81 Yards, 2 TDs
Jared Mathie – 6 Catches, 99 Yards
Davis Burick – 4 Catches, 55 Yards, 1 TD
Max Hartline – 3 Catches, 26 Yards
Bryce Zuppe – 2 Catches, 34 Yards, 1 TD
Ryan Pukys – 1 Catch, 39 Yards, TD