Pacer grid season ends with Sectional loss at Scecina
It’s difficult to go on the road and win in any sport.
It’s especially difficult to go on the road nearly two hours away after a day of class and play a game — and add onto that the issue of playing the number one ranked team in all of Indiana.
That’s just the task that Coach Ryan Jesop’s Switzerland County Pacer varsity football team faced on Friday night, as they opened play in the Class 2A Sectional #39 in Indianapolis at Scecina Memorial High School. At the final horn, the Switzerland County season on the short end of a 49-0 score.
“I’m extremely proud of how our kids played and more importantly bonded together throughout the course of this season,” Jesop said. “The strides made in the continual building of our program’s culture will resonate for many years to come. I’m looking forward to the accolades that our seniors will surely garner as they move forward in the next phases of their lives.”
The Crusaders, ranked #1 in Class 2A with an overall record of 9-1, started strongly, getting three touchdowns in the first quarter on runs of five, 28, and one yard.
The Scecina offense continued to roll in the second quarter — again scoring three touchdowns, this time on runs of 29, nine, and three yards.
At the half, the Crusaders held a 42-0 advantage.
Scecina’s final score came in the third quarter on a two yard run; and that capped the scoring for the game, as neither team scored in the fourth quarter.
All of the Crusader offense came on the ground, as Scecina ran 32 plays for 212 rushing yards with no passes.
Switzerland County ran a total of 37 plays in the game, amassing just 76 yards of offense.
Pacer senior quarterback Matt Davis was 1-for-1 passing on the night for two yards; while the rest of the offense came via the run game.
Tyler Hoskins had nine carries for 49 yards; Alex Bailey finished with five carries for 22 yards; Keaton Mosley had three carries for 17 yards; and Gabe Rose had two rushing attempts for three yards.
Matthew Young caught the Davis pass for the two yards of receiving.
Defensively, Hoskins had four tackles and one tackle for loss; Hunter Smith had four tackles and two tackle assists; and Gabe Jackson finished with four tackles, one tackle assist, and one tackle for loss.
Young had three tackles and one tackle assist; Mosley had two tackles; Ethan Jones, Jamison Works, Bailey, Kolvin Beck, and Brevon May each registered a tackle; and Rose and Canaan Johnson each had a tackle assist.
The loss closes the Pacer season with an overall record of 4-6.