8/15/2013 3:00:00 PM Pacer football program
kicks off history tonight
Switzerland County head coach Ryan Jesop, spent time giving instruction to his team during breaks in the practice session.
A new sports era opened last Thursday evening when Switzerland County hosted Jennings County for an organized scrimmage. Coaches for both teams put their squads through their paces.
A large crowd of Switzerland County football fans turned out last Thursday night for an organized scrimmage; and an even larger crowd is expected tonight (Thursday) when the Switzerland County Middle School team plays the first official football game in school history.
The Pacer squad will take the field tonight (Thursday) at 6 p.m., and will play host to Trimble County Middle School.
Head coach Ryan Jesop and his staff have been working hard throughout the summer and early into this school year to prepare the team for its inaugural season; and fans at last Thursday's organized scrimmage versus Jennings County saw many bright moments along with a few areas to work on as the team picks up steam for the year.
After tonight's game, the Pacer Middle School team will play at Carroll County on Thursday, September 5th at 6 p.m.; at Madison on Wednesday, September 11th at 5:30 p.m.; return home to play Carroll County on Thursday, September 26th at 6 p.m.; and then wrap up its first season on Thursday, October 3rd, at Gallatin County at 6 p.m.
Along with the middle school schedule, the Pacers are also fielding a freshman football team this year, as the program evolves to eventually having a varsity team.
The freshman team will open its season on Thursday, August 29th, at Milan High School at 6 p.m.; then host Lawrenceburg on Saturday, September 7th for a 7 p.m. game.
The Pacers will then play at Batesville at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 12th; and then finish off its season on Saturday, September 21st, at home versus Carroll County for a 7 p.m. kick off.