Louisville denies Salem’s bid for an unbeaten season

Louisville beats Salem Quakers football

LOUISVILLE, Ohio (WKBN) – Salem was seeking their first Northeastern Buckeye Conference title. However, Louisville had other plans as the Quakers’ bid was denied 40-10 tonight in what was billed as the conference championship matchup. By virtue of their win, the Leopards have won at least a share of the league title the last three seasons.

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Standout Leopard running back Rahzul Young scored three touchdowns and Jake Adams tossed two scoring more strikes (both to Tyler Adams) on the evening. In the first twenty-four minutes of action, Louisville outgained Salem 260-115 in total yardage. Young ran for 136 yards on 19 rushes.

The last time the Quakers came away with a victory against Louisville was in 1928 (34-13).

Scoring Chart
Louisville 40 Salem 10
First Quarter
L – Conner Bast, 25-yard TD catch from Tyler Adams (L 6-0), 9:41
S – Max Righetti, 45-yard FG (L 6-3), 4:19
Second Quarter
L – Rahzul Young, 2-yard TD run (L 13-3), 11:56
L – Rahzul Young, 1-yard TD run (L 19-3), 6:49
L – Tyler Adams, 21-yard TD catch from Jake Adams (L, 26-3), 2:47
Third Quarter
L – Rahzul Young, 2-yard TD run (L 33-3), 7:53
L – Tyler Adams, 10-yard TD catch from Jake Adams (L 40-3), 1:30
Fourth Quarter
S – D.J. Pullie, 20-yard TD catch from Matt Weingart (L 40-10), 8:06

Salem (8-1) will welcome rival West Branch in week ten while Louisville (8-1) will travel to Canton to take on the South Wildcats.

Northeastern Buckeye Conference Standings
League Records
Louisville, 6-0
Salem, 5-1
West Branch, 5-1
Marlington, 3-3
Carrollton, 2-4
Alliance, 2-4
Canton South, 1-5
Minerva, 0-6

Week 9 Scoreboard
Salem 10 Louisville 40
Marlington 27 West Branch 33
Minerva 27 Alliance 28
Canton South 16 Carrollton 27

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