Hoskins, Davis, Mosley lead Pacers to big Homecoming victory, 58-24
The Switzerland County Pacer varsity football team got back to its winning ways on Friday night with a big 58-24 Homecoming victory over Southside Home School.
“The crowd was amazing on Friday night and really helped energize our boys, many of whom were playing both sides of the ball due to the number of players we had out,” head coach Ryan Jesop said. “I was very impressed with how the team stepped up their play to pull away in the second half on the way to a school record setting number of points scored. Tyler Hoskins had a fantastic night on both sides of the ball and the guys up front, (Canaan Johnson, Hunter Smith, Darion Graham, Ethan McClellan, and Kale Cumbie) should also be commended for opening big holes for him to explode through.”
The Pacers and the Crimson Knights played a tight first quarter before Switzerland County got things rolling to pull away for the win.
Switzerland County got on the board first when quarterback Matt Davis scored on an 11-yard run, and the PAT by Levi Goldsberry was good for the 7-0 lead.
The Crimson Knights came right back and scored on a six-yard run; but their attempt at a two-point conversion was no good, and the Pacers maintained the lead.
Davis got going again, this time scoring on a one-yard run, but the PAT was no good, giving the Pacers a 13-6 advantage; but again Southside answered, scoring on an 11-yard run. Their two-point conversion try was no good, keeping the Pacer lead at one; and that expanded near the end of the opening quarter when Tyler Hoskins hit pay dirt on a one yard run.
At the end of the first quarter, Switzerland County led by a 19-12 count.
The game tightened up as the second quarter got underway when Southside scored on a 23-yard pass. Again their two-point conversion try failed, and the Pacers maintained a one point lead.
That lead swelled in the following minutes, as Davis scored his third touchdown of the game on a four-yard run — and again the Goldsberry kick was good to extend the lead to eight.
The advantage was upped soon after, when Switzerland County’s Keaton Mosley broke free for a 25-yard touchdown run. Goldsberry’s PAT was true and the Pacers held a 33-18 lead going into halftime.
The third quarter saw only one score, when Hoskins — crowned Homecoming King during halftime — converted a six-yard touchdown run. The PAT was no good, and the teams went to the final quarter with the Pacers in front by a 39-18 count.
The final quarter saw more scoring; kicked off when Hoskins scored his third touchdown of the game on a one yard run. The PAT was no good, but the lead was 27.
Southside scored on a six-yard run to narrow the deficit to 21; but the Pacers capped the game when Hoskins scored his fourth TD of the game on an eight yard run with Cooper Todd converting the PAT; and then Alex Bailey raced to the end zone on a 41-yard run that made the final score 58-24 and raised the Switzerland County overall record to 3-3 on the season. The Crimson Knights saw their record fall to 0-4.
Davis finished 3-for-6 on the night passing for 27 yards; and he also had 12 carries on the ground for 80 yards and three touchdowns.
Hoskins capped his royal night by rushing 14 times for 145 yards and four touchdowns, and he also had one reception for 14 yards; Mosley had 16 carries for 117 yards and a touchdown; and Bailey had one carry, but it went for 41 yards and a score. Matthew Young had two receptions for 13 yards.
Defensively, Hoskins was also busy, finishing with three tackles and two tackle assists; Bailey had three tackles and four tackle assists; young had three tackles and three tackle assists; and Hunter Smith had three tackles and three tackle assists.
Davis had two tackles, three tackle assists and one tackle for loss; Mosley had two tackles; Gabe Jackson had two tackles and two tackle assists; Darion Graham had two tackles and two tackle assists; Gabe Rose had two tackles and one tackle assists; and Colton Parks finished with two tackles.
Zack Scudder had one tackle, one tackle assist, one sack, and one tackle for loss; Goldsberry and Jamison Works each had a tackle; Canaan Johnson had a tackle and a tackle assist; and Chazz Hartley had two tackle assists.
Bailey and Smith each recovered a fumble.
The Pacers now stay home tomorrow (Friday) night as they entertain South Decatur. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.