Pacers get two second quarter touchdowns, but it isn’t enough to hold off Eminence
The Switzerland County Pacer varsity football team hosted high-powered Eminence (Kentucky) High School on Friday night for Homecoming — but even a big second quarter for the Pacers couldn’t overcome the Warrior offense, and Switzerland County fell by a final score of 59-14.
Eminence got off to a quick start, scoring a touchdown in the first quarter on a 55-yard run to take a 7-0 lead.
The Pacers fought back, getting an eight-yard touchdown run from Gavin Reese to start the scoring in the second quarter. The PAT try was no good, and Switzerland County trailed 7-6.
The Warriors answered that with two straight rushing touchdowns — one of 54-yards and another of nine yards. The PAT for the first touchdown was no good; but after the Warriors scored the second TD, Eminence was successful on a two-point attempt, making the score 21-6.
The Pacers continued to fight back, getting an eight-yard touchdown run from quarterback Matt Davis, and the junior followed that run up by converting the ensuing two-point conversion — and the game was a close one, with Eminence in front 21-14.
The Pacers couldn’t maintain its offensive momentum, unfortunately, and Eminence scored two more times before the halftime break — the first on a 68-yard run and the second on a 32-yard pass. The two-point conversion after the run was made; but the kick after the passing touchdown was off — so the teams headed into the halftime with Eminence out in front by a score of 35-14.
The Warriors put the game away in the third quarter, scoring three touchdowns on runs of 11-yards, 54-yards, and 41-yards. The PAT attempts after all three TDs were no good; but by the end of the third quarter, Eminence had extended its lead to 53-14.
The fourth quarter only saw one score, but it was a 90-yard rushing touchdown by Eminence. Again the kick was again no good, but the score set the final result at Eminence 59, Switzerland County 14.
Davis was 4-for-8 passing for 65 yards in the game; and he also had 15 rushing attempts for a total of 12 yards.
Reese continued his outstanding play from the running back position, netting 65 yards on 13 rushing attempts and one touchdown on Friday. Tyler Hoskins had eight rushing attempts for 34 yards in the contest.
Bryson Reynolds had one rush for five yards; Michael Young had one rush for three yards; and Colton Skaggs netted two yards on his one rushinga attempt.
In pass receiving, Daniel Whitham led the Pacers with one catch for 32 yards; Skaggs had one catch for 21 yards, Hoskins had a reception for 11 yards; and Reese had one catch for one yard.
Defensively, Carl Abplanalp had three tackles and one tackle for loss; Skaggs had two tackles; Darion Graham had two tackles and one tackle for loss; Davis had one tackle and four tackle assists; and Whitham added a tackle.
Colton Parks had a tackle and two tackle assists; Ethan Jones had one tackle and one tackle assist; Sam Galbreath had a tackle and two tackle assists; Mike Galbreath had one tackle, one sack, and one tackle for loss; Hunter Franklin had one tackle and one tackle for loss; Ethan McClellan had one tackle and one tackle for loss; and Reese, Hoskins, and Brevon May each added a tackle assist.