Switzerland County scored two early touchdowns but couldn’t hold onto the early momentum in a 28-14 loss to visiting Eminence (Ky.) Friday in Vevay.

The Pacers, who had been shut out in their two previous games, matched their season total in points before the first quarter had expired.

Gabe Streett scored on a 1-yard run to get the Pacers on the board early and Jonny Thompson added a second TD run from four yards out moments later. Justin Green hit extra points on both scores for a 14-0 Switzerland lead.

Eminence (3-1) recovered to score three touchdowns of its own to take a 20-14 lead at the half and added a fourth score late in the fourth quarter for the final margin.

“Throughout the night the defense amassed a number of tackles for loss and came up big on many goal line possessions to turn the Warriors away time and again,” Switzerland coach Ryan Jesop said. “However, Eminence was able to capitalize on a few big plays by their offense, both on the ground and in the air to take the lead at half and carry it through to the end.”

Thompson finished with 162 yards on 19 carries to become Switzerland’s first-ever 100-yard rusher. Kyle Whitham added 46 yards on 11 attempts and Trystan Kielbasa 26 yards on eight carries.

Elijah Montero scored two touchdowns and had 94 yards on 10 carries to lead Eminence’s 293-yard attack. Cameron Mathis had 93 yards on four attempts and a TD and Cameron Capps added 86 yards on 13 carries and a score for the Warriors.

Switzerland County, now 0-4 on the season, hits the road next week to face its first opponent from the state of Indiana when the Pacers travel to Edinburgh. The two teams, both of which are independent this year, will be members of the Mid-Indiana Football Conference starting next season.



at Vevay


EMINENCE 6 14 0 8 — 28

SWITZERLAND 14 0 0 0 — 14


1st Quarter

SC — Gabe Streett, 1-yard run (Justin Green kick), 9:05.

SC — Jonny Thompson, 4-yard run (Justin Green kick), 2:34.

Emin — Cameron Mathis, 54-yard run (run failed), 1:47.

2nd Quarter

Emin — Cameron Mathis, 25-yard run (Elijah Montero run), 8:25.

Emin — Elijah Montero, 25-yard run (run failed), 3:45.

4th Quarter

Emin — Cameron Capps, 1-yard run (Elijah Montero run), 4:35.