9/5/2013 3:00:00 PM Freshman football team falls in opener
The Switzerland County High School freshman football team was defeated by Milan High School's junior varsity team last Thursday night by a score of 65-0.
Head coach Ryan Jesop said that the team started slow due to some understandable first game nervousness and gave up four first quarter touchdowns in route to a 51-0 halftime deficit.
"At halftime, after receiving a big ovation from the Pacer fans who traveled to support them, the players spoke very positively to one another and were determined to learn from their mistakes," Coach Jesop said. "They overcame those first half jitters and our Pacer defense rallied to hold Milan to only 14 points over the next two quarters."
Offensively, there were big plays and drives, but many stalled due to some untimely penalties or turnovers. Coach Jesop said that the players are determined to work harder at practice and now know the type of conditioning, both mentally and physically, that it takes to be successful.
"These student-athletes represented our community with great sportsmanship and a lot of heart," he said. "The coaches are proud of their effort and attitudes throughout the game and look forward to working with them as they learn the game of football. Thanks for all of the support."
The Pacers will play their first home game ever this Saturday night, September 7th, when Lawrenceburg comes to town. A big crowd is expected for the historic game, which will get underway at 7 p.m.