Davis passes for TD, rushes for score as Pacers win 14-8
It was a low scoring game on Friday night when the Switzerland County Pacer varsity football team traveled to South Decatur High School, but in the end the Pacers earned their second win of the season with a 14-8 victory over the Cougars.
The win raised the Pacers overall record to 2-4 on the season. South Decatur fell to 0-5 on the campaign.
Switzerland County got on the board first, when quarterback Matt Davis hit tailback Tyler Hoskins with a 22 yard pass. Levi Goldsberry converted the extra point kick, and the Pacers held a 7-0 lead.
That score stood until the second quarter, when South Decatur’s Kelby Shook broke off a 62-yard run. The two-point conversion try was good, and the Cougars took an 8-7 lead into the halftime break.
The Pacers dented the scoreboard again in the third quarter when quarterback Davis scampered into the end zone after a 32-yard run. Again, Goldsberry’s PAT was true, and Switzerland County took what would be a game winning lead of 14-8.
Individually, Pacer running back Gavin Reese had another outstanding game, converting nine carries into 104 total rushing yards, including a long run of 27 yards.
Davis was 2-for-7 passing for 22 yards and a touchdown, and he also had 13 carries for 90 yards and a score.
Colton Skaggs had three carries for three yards; and Hoskins had two carries for two yards to go along with his two receptions for 22 yards.
Defensively, Reese had five tackles and seven tackle assists; Daniel Whitham finished with four tackles; Davis had two tackles and three tackle assists; Carl Abplanalp had two tackles and three tackle assists; Mike Galbreath had two tackles and an assist; Colton Parks had two tackles; Hoskins had a tackle and two assists; Gabe Rose had a tackle and an assist; Brevon May had a tackle and an assist; Skaggs had two tackle assists; Sam Galbreath had four tackle assists; and both Kolton Clark and Darion Graham had a tackle assist.
The Pacers stay on the road, traveling to Greensburg tomorrow (Friday) night to play North Decatur. The Chargers currently hold a record of 2-4 overall.
Switzerland County will then cap its regular season on Friday, October 15th, when they entertain Milan.