Tyler Hoskins has huge game as Pacers blow out Cougars
The Switzerland County Pacer football team fell behind early on Friday night in their game against South Decatur — and then turned on the offensive jets and raced away with a 33-7 win over the Cougars.
The win raised Coach Ryan Jesop’s Pacer team’s record to 4-3 overall.
“I was extremely proud of how my boys responded in the second half and limited their mistakes while capitalizing on those of our opponent,” Coach Jesop said. “Tyler Hoskins ran the ball harder and with more passion than I have seen in many years. The holes opened up by our offensive lineman in the second half helped blow the game wide open. Our defense also made the necessary adjustments after the first quarter to make big stops and limit our opponent from running the ball effectively.”
South Decatur scored the only points of the first quarter on a two yard run. The kick was good and the Cougars had a 7-0 lead.
They wouldn’t score again.
The Pacers got rolling in the second quarter when quarterback Matt Davis found the end zone on a 44-yard run; and Tyler Hoskins converted the two-point conversion to give Switzerland County an 8-7 lead.
The score would stand until the halftime break.
The running game kept up its strong effort as the third quarter opened, when Davis got through the Cougar defense and ran 32-yards for his second touchdown of the game, pushing the Pacer lead to 14-7 after the PAT was no good.
Hoskins then broke loose on a 59-yard run for a touchdown. The PAT was no good, so the Pacers held a 20-7 lead as the third quarter wrapped up.
In the final quarter, again it was Hoskins, this time powering in on a three-yard run. Cooper Todd’s PAT was good, giving Switzerland County a 27-7 lead; and the game wrapped up when — who else? — Hoskins scampered for his third touchdown of the game, this time a 57-yard jaunt. The PAT was again no good, but that made the score 33-7, and the game was sealed.
Hoskins had a monster game on the ground, rushing 11 times for 164 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught one pass for 17 yards.
Davis finished with eight rushes for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and in the air he was 2-for-3 for 32 yards.
Keaton Mosley had 10 rushes for 37 yards; and Colton Parks had one pass reception for 15 yards.
On the defensive side of the ball; Davis also had four tackles and three tackle assists; Hunter Smith had four tackles and two tackles for loss; and Hoskins had three tackles, one tackle assist, and one tackle for loss.
Parks had three tackles, two tackle assists and a fumble recovery; Brevon May had three tackles and one tackle assist; Mosley had two tackles; Gabe Rose had two tackles and four tackle assists; Canaan Johnson had two tackles and three tackle assists; and Darion Graham had two tackles, two tackle assists, and one tackle for loss.
Peyton Richards had two tackles, two tackle assists and a fumble recovery; Matthew Young had a tackle and a tackle assist; Gabe Jackson had a tackle assist; Levi Goldsberry had a tackle assist; and Alex Bailey had a tackle assist.