Freshman Pacers improving, fall in home game versus Carroll County


Switzerland County head football coach Ryan Jesop feels that his freshman squad is making progress after Saturday night’s 38-6 loss at home to Carroll County’s junior varsity team.

“The boys played a much better game against a hard hitting Carroll County jayvee team,” Coach Jesop said. “There were again many bright spots including another long scoring run by Kollin Hayes and a few hard hits by our defense. However, the size of their jayvee players and our inexperience played a significant role in the outcome, as they ran many misdirection plays that caught our guys off guard.”

Coach Jesop said that he was pleased that his squad kept from giving up big plays on Saturday night, making the Carroll County offense put together long scoring drives.

“But we could not capitalize on some of the third and long situations we put them in and ended up allowing first downs when we had them pinned deep on their side of the 50 yard line,” He said.

The second half is when the young Pacers really showed their improvement. Over the third and fourth quarters, the Switzerland County defense held the Panther offense to just 12 points.

“The boys never felt like we were out of the game, but a few missed blocking assignments, throws, and mental errors kept us from mounting a comeback,” the Pacer coach commented.

Again a large crowd showed up to cheer on the Pacer team, participating in tailgating activities prior to the kickoff. The Pacer band performed an outstanding halftime show; and the Switzerland County cheerleaders fired up a large and vocal crowd.

The Switzerland County freshman team will close out its home schedule this Monday, September 30th, when the Pacers host South Decatur for a 6 p.m. start.