Pacer football season ends with Sectional loss
A season of growth for the young Switzerland County Pacer varsity football team came to an end last Friday night in the opening round of Sectional play.
The Pacers hosted the Providence Pioneers for the Sectional opener, and after a big first quarter by the Pioneers, the game was quickly decided, ending with a 47-0 score.
Switzerland County continues to play without season-long starting quarterback Matt Davis, who has missed the last two games with an injury; and that caused the Pacer offense to reload.
Providence scored 28 points in the second quarter and 19 more in the third period to account for all of the scoring.
Individually for the Pacers: freshman quarterback Michael Young was 1-for-3 for three yards and he also threw two interceptions.
Carrying the ball, Pacer Tyler Hoskins had seven attempts for 29 yards; while Gabe Rose had two attempts for five yards. Gavin Reese didn’t find much room on the ground, carrying 12 times for just four yards.
Daniel Whitham had the lone pass catch for three yards.
Reese led the way defensively with eight tackles; while Carl Abplanalp accounted for seven tackles, two sacks, and six tackles for loss.
Whitham had four tackles and one tackle assist; Hoskins had three tackles and two tackle assists; Rose had two tackles and a tackle assist; Colton Parks had two tackles and one tackle assist; Colton Skaggs had two tackles and one tackle assist; Mike Galbreath had two tackles; and Trace Johnson and Sam Galbreath each provided one tackle.
The loss closes the Switzerland County season with a 2-7 overall record.
Providence now sports a record of 5-5 and moves on to the second round of the Sectional tomorrow when the Pioneers travel to Paoli to face the 6-2 Rams. Paoli defeated Union County by a 50-0 score on Friday night.
On the other side of the Sectional #39 bracket, Triton Central will play at Clarksville. Triton Central, now 6-4, advanced by defeating Eastern Pekin by a 58-0 score; while Clarksville, 3-7 moves on with a 41-20 win over Mitchell.