Pacer gridders open season by caging Wolfpack, 42-0
The Switzerland County Pacer varsity football team kicked off its season last Friday night with a road game at Crawford County — and the trip didn’t seem to bother the Pacers, as their returned home with a 42-0 victory over the Wolfpack.
Coach Ryan Jesop’s Pacers did all their damage in the first half, scoring 21 points in both the first and second quarters — and that was more than enough to secure the win.
Switzerland County dominated the game from the outset, with Tyler Hoskins scoring on an eight-yard run to dent the scoreboard first, and Cooper Todd converted the PAT for the early lead.
Matt Davis then scored minutes later on a 58-yard scamper, and again Todd converted the extra points; and Hoskins then scored his second touchdown of the opening quarter, this time catching a nine yard pass from Davis, and when Todd converted the extra point, it was 21-0.
The second quarter opened with Hoskins on the rampage again, scoring on a seven yard run; and this time Switzerland County converted a two-point conversion when Davis ran in the try to make the score 29-0.
The Pacers next score came when Gavin Reese found the end zone on a three yard run with Todd converting the PAT; and Davis scored again before the half, this time on a 21yard run. The point after attempt by kicker Levi Goldsberry was no good, making the score 42-0 at the half — and that was all the scoring for the game.
Pacer quarterback Davis had a big night, going 4-for-7 passing for 64 yards and a touchdown, and he also had seven rushing attempts for 125 yards and two scores, as well as converting a two-point attempt.
Reese had nine carries for 89 yards and a touchdown; Alex Bailey had five rushes for 42 yards, including a 31-yard run; Hoskins had five attempts for 40 yards and two touchdowns; Jalen Brookbank had two runs for 17 yards; and Peyton Richards gained 17 yards on his one rushing attempt.
Receiving totals saw Hoskins make three catches for 39 yards and a touchdown; and Michael Young caught one pass for 25 yards.
Defensively, Gabe Rose had seven tackles, two tackle assists, and two tackles for loss; Reese had six tackles, three tackle assists, and one tackle for loss; Davis had two tackles and two tackle assists; Hoskins had two tackles and a tackle assist; and Keaton Mosley had two tackles and five tackle assists.
Switzerland County opens its home slate tomorrow (Friday) night when the Pacers host Gallatin County.