Pacers fall to Milan to wrap regular season
A regular season partially derailed by injuries to key players came to an end for the Switzerland County Pacer varsity football team on Friday night.
Traveling to Milan, Coach Ryan Jesop’s Pacers came home on the short end of a 42-0 loss to conclude the regular season with a 4-5 overall record.
Switzerland County now enters IHSAA Sectional play tomorrow (Friday) night when they travel to Indianapolis Scecina, which is ranked #1 in Class 2A.
“We are running into some very well-coached teams that limit their mistakes and capitalize on our inexperience,” Coach Jesop said. “I’m extremely proud of the attitudes of our upperclassmen and players in general, as they remained focused and resilient despite the scoreboard. We are looking forward to continuing the growth of our young team as we head into a very difficult first round sectional game in Indianapolis against top-ranked Scecina.”
On Friday night, Milan scored 14 points in the first quarter, one on an 18-yard run and a second on a 27-yard pass; and then scored four more touchdowns in the second quarter to make the score 42-0 at the half. Neither team scored in the second half.
The Indians’ second quarter touchdowns came on a 54-yard run; an interception that was returned for a touchdown; a one-yard run; and a five-yard run.
Pacer quarterback Matt Davis finished 3-for-9 passing for 44 yards and two interceptions. He also had 11 rushing attempts for 26 yards.
Tyler Hoskins had 14 rushing attempts for 40 yards and caught one pass for 10 yards; Keaton Mosley had six rushing attempts for five yards and caught a pass for a one yard gain; and Colton Parks had one reception for 33 yards for Switzerland County’s longest play of the game.
Defensively, Hoskins had five tackles and one tackle assist; Davis had three tackles and an interception; Gabe Rose had three tackles; Mosley had two tackles and a tackle for loss; Parks had two tackles and one tackle for loss; Alex Bailey had two tackles and one tackle for loss; Gabe Jackson had one tackle and two tackle assists; Matthew Young had a tackle and a tackle assist; Hunter Smith had a tackle and a tackle assist; and Brevon May had a tackle assist.