Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Rewriting the record book in 2016

Rocket Record Watch
BY ANDY HUNT

* Asterisks below denote a player moved up in place on record holder list since prior week.

Ethan Hunt
*– Consecutive Games with a Reception – 25 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
*– Receptions in a Career – 86 – 2nd Place – Next up is T.K. Guess with 95.
*– Receptions in a Season – 56 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
*– Receptions in a Game – 12 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
– Receiving Yards in a Career – 1,191 – 3rd place – Next up are Chad Perryman with 1,655 and T.K. Guess with 1,774.
*– Receiving Yards in a Season – 774 – 2nd Place – Next up is T.K. Guess (2004) with 900.
- Receiving TDs in a Career – 10 – 3rd place – Next up are Chad Perryman (1990-1993) with 15 and T.K. Guess (2002-2005) with 17.
- Receiving TDs in a Season – 9 – 2nd place – Next up is T.K. Guess with 12.
*- Receiving Yards in a Season by a Senior – 774 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
- Receptions in a Season by a Senior – 56 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
- Receiving TDs in as Season by a Senior – 9 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
*- Tackles in a Career – 185 – 27th place  – Next up are Terry Werne with 186, J.D. Gray with 187, and Maeson Myers with 193.
*- Points Scored in a Season – 54 – Tied for 39th place with four others

Will Perkins
– Extra Points Made in a Career – 72 – 3rd place – Next up are J.R. Adams with 73 and George Congenie with 90.
*- Extra Points Made in a Season – 33 – Tied for 5th place – Next up are J.R. Adams (2008) with 36 and J.R. Adams (2009) with 37.
- Extra Points Made in a Game – 10 - Perkins is now the school record holder.
– Extra Points Attempted in a Career – 79 – Currently in 4th place – Next up are Micah Hollamon with 84, J.R. Adams with 96, and George Congenie with 113.
*- Extra Points Attempted in a Season – 35 – 7th place – Next up are Micah Hollamon (2010) with 39 and George Congenie with 42.
– Made Extra Point Percentage for a Career – 91.14% (72/79) – Perkins is now the school record holder.-- Made Extra Point Percentage for a Season – 94.29% (33/35) – Perkins is now the school record holder.
- Consecutive Extra Points Made – 33 - Perkins is now the school record holder.
- Consecutive Extra Points Made – 19 - 2nd longest in school history. 

Dylan Smith
*– Tackles in a Career – 252 – 7th place – Next up are Von Summers with 256 and Billy Mills with 274.
*- Tackles in a Season – 112 – 16th place  - Next up are Von Summers (1979) with 113 and Blake Gardner (2005) with 114.

Gavin Dickerson
*– Tackles in a Career – 234 – Currently tied for 12th with Josh Andrews, Bobby Knox, and Josh Cozart  – Next up are Dylan Clark with 235, Joey Rich with 237, and Tanner Tabor with 239.
* - Tackles in a Season – 147 – 2nd place – Next up is Wompie Stewart with 154.
 - Tackles by a Sophomore – 147 – Dickerson is now the school record holder.
- Caused Fumbles in a Career – 5 – Currently tied for 9th with five others – Next up are Aaron Berry, Gaige Courtney, and Brian Penn with 6.

Adam Beavers
*- Tackles in a Career – 224 – Currently in 17th place – Next up are Andrew Freeman with 230 and Gavin Dickerson, Josh Andrews, Bobby Knox, & Josh Cozart.
- Sacks in a Career – 10 – Currently tied for 2nd with four others – The all-time leader is Zack Beverly with 15.
- Sacks in a Season – 6 – Tied for 6th place with Zack Beverly (2001) and Darren Holliman (1985) – Next up are Matt Jent (1998) with 7 and Greg Brantley (1975) with 8.
*- Tackles for Loss in a Career – 21 – Currently tied for 7th with Travis McKinney and Matt Jent - Next up are Brian Penn with 22, Gaige Courtney with 24, and Bobby Knox with 25.

Hunter Boone
*- Passing Yards in a Career – 1,852 – Currently in 5th place – Next up are J.D. Gray (2006-2009) with 2,172, Jamie Curtis with 2,813, and Nick Castiller with 2,814.
- Passing Yards in a Season – 1,801 – 3rd place – Next up are Austin Berry (2004) with 2,017, and Nick Castiller (2015) with 2,021.
- Passing Completions in a Career – 164 – Currently 6th – Next up are Travis Gilbert with 140 and J.D. Gray with 174.
*- Passing Completions in a Season – 160 – Boone is now the school record holder.
*- Passing Completions in a Game – 25 – Boone is now the school record holder.
*- Passing Attempts in a Career – 320 – Currently tied for 4th with J.D. Gray – Next up are Austin Berry with 396 and Jamie Curtis with 426.
- Passing Attempts in a Season – 305 – Boone is now the school record holder.
- Passing Attempts in a Game – 40 - Boone is now the school record holder.
*- TD Passes in a Career – 19 – Currently tied for 4th place with Jamie Curtis – Next up are Nick Castiller with 21 and J.D. Gray with 24.
*- TD Passes in a Season – 18 – 2nd place – Next up is Austin Berry (2004) with 29.
*- Interceptions Thrown in a Career – 22 – Currently in 4th place – Next up are David Cozart with 23 and Turner Martin with 24.
*- Interceptions Thrown in a Single Season – 21 – Currently in 2nd place – Next up is Jamie Curtis (1991) with 22.
- Hunter Boone is now the current record holder for all passing statistical categories by a Sophomore.

Maeson Myers
*– Points in a Career – 108 – Currently tied for 20th with Demetric Moss – Next up are Donny  Beverly (1989-1992) with 110 and Gaige Courtney (2005-2008) with 112.
- Kickoff Returns for TDs in a Career – 2 - Tied for 3rd with six others – Next up are Shawnte Moss with 3 and Gary Winters with 4.
*- Touchdowns Scored in a Career – 18 – Tied for 18th with Demetric Moss and Chad Perryman – Next up are Nick Castiller, Sean Thompson, and Donny Beverly with 19. 
*- Receptions in a Career – 42 – 12th place – Next up are Rodney Robertson and Gaige Courtney with 43.
*- Receptions in a Season – 30 – Tied for 10th place with Dylan Hollis (2015) – Next up are Bobby Knox (2012) with 32 and Alex Cosby (2015) and Chad Perryman (1991) with 34.
*- Tackles in a Career – 193 – 24th place – Next up are Dyllan Thornton with 197, Brenden Phillips with 201, and Travis Fitzgerald with 208.

Hunter Jones
– Passing Yards in a Season By a Freshman – 138 – Jones is now the school record holder.

Branen Lamey
*– Receptions in a Career – 25 – Tied for 23rd place with Kyle Myers and Jerry Jessup – Next up are Curtis Franklin with 29 and Blake Gardner with 31.
*– Receptions in a Season – 25 – Tied for 15th place with Kyle Myers (1997) and Denis Hodge (1983) – Next up are Kayle Malcom (1984) with 26 and Chad Perryman (1992) with 27.

Devon Nesbitt
*– Receptions in a Season – 19 – Tied for 29th place with Dylan Hollis (2014) and Rodney Robertson (2006) – With 4 receptions, Nesbitt will move into a tie 20th place.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Meltdown at Bardstown ends Rocket season

Senior Ethan Hunt (24) was
consoled by teammates
after the loss.
BARDSTOWN, Ky. – Friday’s second-round playoff loss will go down in the chronicles of Rocket football as the most distressing 11th-hour misstep in history.

Call it The Meltdown in Bardstown.

They will be talking about this one for years to come and although everyone will have an opinion as to when and how the colossal collapse started, it will never be defined by mere words. And it cannot be explained now. That discussion will be left to time and observations of others. The gaping wound remains far too fresh at this point to dissect the genesis and particulars of this casualty.

Let it be noted, however, that the worst fourth-quarter breakdown on record allowed Bethlehem to score 29 unanswered points and shock the Rockets 43-36 in the Class A semifinal at Bardstown.

Adam Beavers (55) played a superb
game on defense. Here, he tackles
Bethlehem's Jackson Gasser.
For their part, Crittenden County (5-7) rode a wave of emotion into the final period, playing near flawlessly for three quarters and leading 36-14.

Then the walls of Jericho came tumbling down. Three straight turnovers put unrelenting pressure on a Rocket defense that had stymied the Eagles for the better part of the game.

It was the perfect storm: Two interceptions gave Bethlehem (7-4) a short field. The Eagles needed only to score from the Rockets’ 48 and 22 yard lines. Then, with the game tied, Crittenden’s backfield fumbled the ball on an option pitch and the Eagles’ Andrew Werner scooped and scored from the Rocket 43 to take a lead it would not relenquish.

“We just made too many mistakes toward the end,” Rocket coach Al Starnes said. “But I’m proud of the kids. They fought. We had them on the ropes and that was exciting, but you have to finish.”

Crittenden’s emotional high – built on five straight touchdowns and Will Perkins’ first ever field goal in the third quarter – was deflated more rapidly than it was constructed.

“The momentum just changed,” Starnes said. “Momentum can affect so much.”

Gavin Dickerson rushes for a
gain in the 2nd half.
Indeed. Once the home team smelled blood, the rest came almost easy. Everything lined up perfectly in the final minutes for the unparalleled comeback and historic loss. Over the last 26 years, the Rockets had lost a fourth-quarter lead only seven times. Before this game, Crittenden’s biggest advantage to disappear in the final period was 11 points – in a 2009 playoff game against Mayfield.

Still, the coach said, there were many thrilling parts to the contest and the season. Such as senior Ethan Hunt’s record-setting performance, breaking the single-season record for most receptions. And, he caught a dozen passes for 125 yards against Bardstown, a new team standard. The previous single-game record was 11.

Rocket quarterback Hunter Boone – coming off perhaps his best game of the year against Fort Knox – kept it going in the first half at Bethlehem. He completed 10 of 11 at one point and threw three touchdown strikes – one apiece to Gavin Dickerson, Maeson Myers and Branen Lamey.

Crittenden opened the second half in similar fashion, driving the ball downfield on its first possession for a touchdown. Then Perkins centered up a 26-yard field goal with 1:58 to go in the third. The unravelling began from there.

The most points Crittenden had ever allowed in the fourth period before this game was 25 in 1994 against Hopkins Central (the Rockets held on to win that game).

Despite getting behind late in the game, the Rockets still had a chance after Sean O’Leary recovered a Bethlehem fumble with 1:12 to go. But the Eagles’ third interception closed the curtain.

Bethlehem has now ended the Rockets’ season three times since 2010. The unranked Eagles will advance to next week’s First Region championship game against No. 2 Russellville. See Class A Playoff Bracket.

SCORE BY QUARTERS
Crittenden Co. 14 12 10 0
Bethlehem 7 7 0 29

SCORING PLAYS
B-Gabe Blincoe 17 pass from Matthew Hagan (Tommy Crawford kick) 7:10, 1st
C-Gavin Dickerson 7 pass from Hunter Boone (Will Perkins kick) 6:08, 1st
C-Maeson Myers 7 pass from Boone (Perkins kick) 4:29, 1st
C-Branen Lamey 24 pass from Boone (kick failed) 10:29, 2nd
B-Hagan 53 run (Crawford kick) 9:31, 2nd
C-Dickerson 6 run (pass failed) 7:06, 2nd
C-Boone 1 run (Perkins kick) 7:05, 3rd
C-Perkins 26 field goal, 1:58, 3rd
B-Jamison Hinkebein 18 pass from Hagan (Tyler Ohler run) 11:48, 4th
B-Ohler 22 run (Crawford kick) 11:13, 4th
B-Ohler 8 run (Crawford kick) 6:51, 4th
B-Andrew Werner 43 fumble recovery (Crawford kick) 5:26, 4th

TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 15, Bethlehem 11
Penalties: Crittenden 1-15, Bethlehem 4-33
Rushing: Crittenden 26-58, Bethlehem 35-203
Passing: Crittenden 25-39-4, 244 yds., Bethlehem 11-18-0, 139 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 302, Bethlehem 342
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 1-1, Bethlehem 1-1

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Crittenden: Devon Nesbitt 12-23, Dickerson 6-30, Myers 1-4, Charlie Johnson 2-8, Branen Lamey 1-1, Boone 4-(-8). Bethlehem: Ohler 14-111, Werner 1-3, Blincoe 2-12, Jackson Gasser 5-17, Hagan 12-85.
Passing
Crittenden: Boone 25-39-4, 244 yds. Bethlehem: Hagan 11-18-0, 139 yds.
Receiving
Crittenden: Hunt 12-125, Jared Lundy 1-4, Lamey 3-35, Myers 6-58, Dickerson 2-21, Nesbitt 1-1.
Records: Crittenden 5-7, Bethlehem 7-4





Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Playoff At a Glance: Rockets v Bethlehem

Bethlehem 2016 (6-4, 3-0)Nicholas County (1A, 9-1) – Home – 0-14 – LOSS ^
Thomas Nelson (3A, 4-6) – Away – 14-13 – WIN
Berea (1A, 0-10) – Home – 47-0 – WIN
Kentucky Country Day (1A, 8-2) – Away – 28-48 – LOSS
Bellevue (1A, 3-8)  – Away – 17-10 – WIN
Holy Cross (Covington) (2A, 8-3) – Home – 0-26 – LOSS
*Caverna (1A, 0-11) – Away – 75-36 – WIN
*Campbellsville (1A, 4-7) – Home – 22-8 – WIN**
*Fort Knox (1A, 2-9) – Away – 42-8 – WIN***
Paris (1A, 5-6) – Home – 20-27 – LOSS
- Had a “bye” in the first round of the playoffs.
* District Opponent
** Campbellsville game was tied 8-8 into the fourth when Bethlehem ended up scoring two touchdowns to take the led 22-8, one a short fumble recovery returned for a touchdown.  Tensions ran high during the game with a stoppage of play late in the game and law enforcement had to be involved.  Consideration was given to calling the game with 2:50 in the 4th quarter after another incident.  There were multiple ejections in the game and both teams had 10 penalties each.  Each team had touchdowns taken off the board in the second half due to offensive penalties.
*** Bethlehem lead Fort Knox 35-0 at the half and never had much a challenge after making some early defensive changes with their defensive line. 
^ Seven of Nicholas County’s nine wins have come against teams that have won four or more ball games this year.

Crittenden vs Bethlehem Series (0-2) 
Season - Result - Score - Location
2010 – LOSS – 14-28 – Home
2015 – LOSS –  21-48 – Away

INJURY REPORT
Bethlehem's leading running back and one of its best defenders, Hunter Downs #33, suffered a season-ending injury two weeks ago. His absence will be sorely missed by the team.

Bethlehem High School
- Bethlehem was founded on September 8, 1819.  It graduated its first high school class in 1913 which was all girls.  In 1970, boys began attending Bethlehem.
- It is the only Roman Catholic high school in the Louisville Archdiocese outside of Jefferson County.
- School colors are Royal Blue and Gold.
- Tuition cost is $7,350 plus other fees.
- Mascot is the eagle for boys’ teams and the Banshee for women’s teams.
- More than 83% of students enrolled at Bethlehem participate in sports.
- The school offers 10 sports for males and 11 for females.
- Students attend from eight counties including Nelson, Bullitt, Hardin, Marion, and Washington.  The school serves 35 parishes.
- There are 35 players on their roster.

Bethlehem High School Notable Alumni
- Boyzzz Khumalo – Lindsey Wilson (NAIA All-American), Coastal Carolina (All Mid-South Conference Team) – Major League Soccer (Chicago Fire and DC United)
Bethlehem 2016 Statistical Leaders (Through Week 9)
RUSHING #33 – Hunter Downs – 89 attempts, 51 yards – 10 TDs
#7 – Matthew Hagan – 47 attempts, 203 yards – 2 TDs
#3 – Jackson Gasser – 30 attempts, 203 yards – 3 TDs
#10 – Jameson Hinkebein – 25 attempts, 198 yards – 3 TDs
PASSING
#7 Matthew Hagan – 83/126, 1,122 yards = 11 TDs, 3 INTs
RECEIVING
#10 – Jameson Hinkebein – 24 receptions, 337 yards – 3 TDs
#18 – Sam Talbert – 24 receptions, 293 yards – 2 TDs
#3 – Jackson Gasser – 13 receptions, 217 yards – 2 TDs
#24 – Tyler Ohler – 16 receptions, 140 yards – 1 TD
#33 – Hunter Downs – 16 receptions, 117 yards – 1 TD
TACKLES
Bethlehem does not report tackling statistics.

Playoffs - Round 1 – Review
-CC scored 20 points in the 2nd quarter and 21 points in the 3rd quarter versus Fort Knox.  Since 1994, CC has not scored more than 14 points in each of those quarters in the same game until last week.
-The points 21 points scored in the 3rd quarter ties the school record for most points scored in a 3rd quarter.  The only other time a team accomplished that feat was in 2006 versus Russellville.

-Ethan Hunt had three receiving TDs last week which tied the record for a single game.  Six others had previously had 3 receiving TDs in a game.
-Hunter Boone had five TD passes last week tying the school record of Nick Castiller set in 2015 against Fulton County.
-Last week, CC was outgained in total yards, 324-335.  The last time CC won a game in which the opponent had more total yards was in 2010 versus Ballard Memorial.  CC was outgained 195 to 389 in the 34-18 win.
- Counting last week’s game, CC has won 13 games in which it has been outgained in total yards by its opponent in the past 23 seasons.
- Ethan Hunt’s three fumble recoveries are tied for the second most ever in a single game.

Rocket Record Watch
* Asterisks below denote a player moved up in place on record holder list since prior week.
Ethan Hunt
*– Consecutive Games with a Reception – 24 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
– Receptions in a Career – 74 – Currently in 3rd place – Next up are Chad Perryman with 85 and T.K. Guess with 95.
*– Receptions in a Season – 44 – Currently in 2nd place – Next up is T.K. Guess with 45.
– Receiving Yards in a Career – 1,066 – Currently in 3rd place – Next up are Chad Perryman with 1,655 and T.K. Guess with 1,774.
*– Receiving Yards in a Season – 649 – Currently in 3rd place – Next up are T.K. Guess (2005) with 753 and T.K. Guess (2004) with 900.
*- Receiving TDs in a Career – 10 – Currently in 3rd place – Next up are Chad Perryman (1990-1993) with 15 and T.K. Guess (2002-2005) with 17.
*- Receiving TDs in a Season – 9 – Currently in 2nd place – Next up is T.K. Guess with 12.
*- Receiving Yards in a Season by a Senior– 649 – Currently in 2nd place – Next up is T.K. Guess (2005) with 753.
- Interceptions in a Career – 6 – Currently not ranked – Next up are Matt Mattingly (1998-2001), Jared Champion (1996), and Mike Taylor (1971-1974) with 7.
*- Receptions in a Season by a Senior – 44 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
*- Receiving TDs in as Season by a Senior – 9 – Hunt is now the school record holder.
*- Tackles in a Career – 170 – Currently 30th – Next up are Brian Penn with 178, Dustin Lanham with 179, and David Hunt with 180.

Will Perkins
*– Extra Points Made in a Career – 69 – Currently in 3rd place – Next up are J.R. Adams with 73 and George Congenie with 90.
*- Extra Points Made in a Season – 30 – Currently in 6th place – Next up are George Congenie (2005) with 33 and J.R. Adams with 36.
– Extra Points Attempted in a Career – 75 – Currently in 4th place – Next up are Micah Hollamon with 84, J.R. Adams with 96, and George Congenie with 113.
*- Extra Points Attempted in a Season – 31 – Currently in 8th place – Next up are Aaron Summers (1987) with 32 and Micah Hollamon (2010) with 39.
– Made Extra Point Percentage for a Career – 92.00% – Current Record Holder (69/75) – Micah Hollamon was all-time leader at 81.0%.  Statistic will not be official until the end of the season.
- Made Extra Point Percentage for a Season – 96.77% - Current Record Holder (30/31) – Buddy McDaniel was prior season record holder with 89.29% (25/28).  Statistic will not be official until the end of the season.
*- Consecutive Extra Points Made – 17 - Current streak is 2nd longest in school history.  Perkins also holds the school record with 33 consecutive extra points made.

Dylan Smith
*– Tackles in a Career – 245 – Currently 8th – Next up are David Beverly with 247, and Von Summers with 256.
*- Tackles in a Season – 105 – Currently 21st – With 11 more tackles, Smith will be alone in 11th place.

Gavin Dickerson
*– Tackles in a Career – 222 – Currently tied for 16th with Brad Hart  – Next up are Andrew Freeman with 230 and Bobby Knox, Josh Cozart, and Josh Andrews with 234.
* - Tackles in a Season – 135 – Currently tied for 3rd with Gaige Courtney, Josh Andrews, and Billy Mills – Next up are Billy Mills with 139 and Wompie Stewart with 154
 - Tackles by a Sophomore – 126 – Dickerson broke the 33-year old record of Wompie Stewart who recorded 102 tackles during the 1983 season.
- Caused Fumbles in a Career – 5 – Currently tied for 9th with five others – Next up are Aaron Berry, Gaige Courtney, and Brian Penn with 6.

Adam Beavers
- Tackles in a Career – 208 – Currently in 21st – Next up are Travis Fitzgerald with 215, Travis McKinney with 215, and Brian Berry with 218.
- Sacks in a Career – 10 – Currently tied for 2nd with four others – The all-time leader is Zack Beverly with 15.
- Sacks in a Season – 6 – Currently tied for 6th with Zack Beverly (2001) and Darren Holliman (1985) – Next up are Matt Jent (1998) with 7 and Greg Brantley (1975) with 8.
*- Tackles for Loss in a Career – 17 – Currently 13th – Next up are Lucas Mick, Dustin Lanham, and Travis Fitzgerald with 18.
- Sacks in a Season by a Junior – 6 – Currently in 2nd - Record holder is Matt Jent (1998) with 7.

Hunter Boone
*- Passing Yards in a Career – 1,608 – Currently 7th – Next up are Turner Martin (1978-1981) with 1,694, Sean Thompson (2000-2004) with 1,757 and J.D. Gray (2006-2009) with 2,172.
*- Passing Yards in a Season – 1,557 – Currently 3rd – Next up are Austin  Berry (2005) with 1,486, Austin Berry (2004) with 2,017, and Nick Castiller (2015) with 2,021.
- Passing Completions in a Career – 139 – Currently 6th – Next up are Travis Gilbert with 140 and J.D. Gray with 174.
*- Passing Completions in a Season – 135 – Currently 2nd – Next up is Nick Castiller (2015) with 155.
*- Passing Attempts in a Career – 281 – Currently tied for 6th with Sean Thompson – Next up are Turner Martin with 302 and J.D. Gray with 320.
- Passing Attempts in a Season – 266 – Currently 2nd – Next up is the season leader Nick Castiller (2015) with 284.
*- TD Passes in a Career – 16 – Currently 6th – Next up are Mike Sutton with 17 and Jamie Curtis with 19.
*- TD Passes in a Season – 15 – Currently 4th – Next up are Nick Castiller (2015) & Austin Berry (2005) with 17 and Austin Berry (2004) with 29.
*- Interceptions Thrown in a Career – 18 – Currently tied for 6th with Austin Berry – Next up are Doug Campbell with 20 with Al Simmons with 21.
- Interceptions Thrown in a Single Season – 17 – Currently in 3rd – Next up are David Cozart (1987) with 18 and Jamie Curtis (1991) with 22.
- Hunter Boone is now the current record holder for Pass Completions, Passing Attempts, Passing Yards, Touchdown Passes, and Interceptions Thrown by a Sophomore.

Maeson Myers
– Points in a Career – 102 – Currently tied for 21st with Lane Wallace (2011-2014) – Next up are Demetric Moss (2000-2003) with 108, Donny  Beverly (1989-1992) with 110, and Gaige Courtney (2005-2008) with 112.
- Kickoff Returns for TDs in a Career – 2 - Tied for 3rd with six others – Next up are Shawnte Moss with 3 and Gary Winters with 4.
- Touchdowns Scored in a Career – 17 – Tied for 20th with Lane Wallace – Next up are Demetric Moss and Chad Perryman with 18 & Nick Castiller, Sean Thompson, and Donny Beverly with 19. 
*- Receptions in a Career – 36 – Currently 17th – Next up are Tyler Coleman with 37 and Grant Gardner with 38.
*- Receptions in a Season – 24 – Tied for 16th with Dylan Clark (2009) and Gaige Courtney (2008) – Next up are Kyle Myers (1997) & Denis Hodge (1983) with 25 and Kayle Malcom (1984) with 26.
*- Tackles in a Career – 182 – Currently 26th – Next up are Terry Werne with 186, J.D. Gray with 187, and Dyllan Thornton with 197.

Hunter Jones
– Passing Yards in a Season By a Freshman – 138 – Current record holder.  Broke old record of 98 yards by Brian Berry (2007).

Branen Lamey
*– Receptions in a Season – 22 – Tied for 21st with Ethan Hunt (2015) & Jerry Jessup (1987) – Next up are Tanner Nix (2010) and Brian Penn (1997) with 23.

Devon Nesbitt
*– Receptions in a Season – 18 – Tied for 31st place with Brad Hart (2004) & Aaron Summers (1987) – With 3 receptions, Nesbitt will move into a tie 24th place.


Friday, November 4, 2016

Rockets roll in 49-16 win over Ft. Knox

Ethan Hunt makes 1 of his 3 TD
catches in the game.
MARION, Ky. – Ethan Hunt’s final home game was unforgettable.

Hunt caught three touchdown passes to tie a single-game school record and recovered three fumbles on defense, plus an onside kick.

He joked with teammates on the sideline, telling them it was like he was a ball magnet.

Indeed, and he was quarterback Hunter Boone’s favorite target, catching five passes for 67 yards as Crittenden County rolled over Fort Knox 49-16 in the opening round of the Class A playoffs at Rocket Stadium.

The Eagles (2-9) cast their lot on a ground game that was fairly successful at moving the ball. Despite piling up 335 yards rushing, the Eagles were shut out for three quarters as CCHS jumped ahead by 49. Five fumbles and an interception stymied an otherwise productive offensive showing for Knox.

Hunter Boone looks downfield
for an open receiver.
The Rocket quarterback was at his best, completing 18 of 24 attempts and touching off a five-touchdown performance to match a school record. Boone threw for 217 yards and at one point completed 10 straight passes – save a questionable interception that was ruled a catch despite the defender dropping the ball when he fell to the ground.

The victory sends Crittenden (5-6) back to Bethlehem (6-4) for a rematch of last year’s First Region semifinal game where the Rockets lost 48-21 a year ago. Bethlehem, the top seed in the Second District, was idle for the first round of postseason after Fulton County dropped out of the playoffs, leaving Bethlehem without an opponent.

Crittenden jumped on Fort Knox early, turning an interception and fumble recovery into points. The Rockets also scored after an onside kick was recovered with 16 seconds left in the first half. The game could have been more lopsided in the opening half but Crittenden had one touchdown called back on a penalty and Knox held the Rockets out of the end zone after Crittenden was first and goal inside the two. Still, the mercy-rule running clock was deployed early in the third period and Knox scored twice late against the Rocket reserves.



SCORE BY QUARTERS
Fort Knox 0 0 0 16
Crittenden 8 20 21 0

SCORING PLAYS
C-Hunter Boone 5 run (Gavin Dickerson run) 7:51, 1st
C-Ethan Hunt 7 pass from Boone (run failed) 5:8, 2nd
C-Hunt 7 pass from Boone (Will Perkins kick) :16, 2nd
C-Branen Lamey 31 pass from Boone (Perkins kick) :05, 2nd
C-Jared Lundy 6 pass from Boone (Perkins kick): 9:02, 3rd
C-Hunt 28 pass from Boone (Perkins kick) 6:29, 3rd
C-Charlie Johnson 39 run (Perkins kick) 1:00, 3rd
K-Camron Glore 15 run (Jacob Roewe run) 8:00, 4th
K-Kaylon Luster 26 run (Cole Wilson run) 2:00, 4th

TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 10, Knox 8
Penalties: Crittenden 4-25, Knox 9-72
Rushing: Crittenden 24-107, Knox 39-335
Passing: Crittenden 18-25-2, 217 yds., Knox 0-3-1, 0 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 324, Knox 335
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 0-0, Knox 5-5

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Crittenden: Devon Nesbitt 12-25, Dickerson 3-16, Johnson 5-68, Maeson Myers 1-(-7), Boone 3-5. Knox: Luster 20-183, Wilson 9-39, Gore 3-74, Kieran O’Gallagher 2-25, Maleeq Walters 1-1, Roewe 4-13.
Passing
Crittenden: Boone 18-24,1, 217 yds., Hunter Jones 0-1-1. Knox: Roewe 0-3-1.
Receiving
Crittenden: Hunt 5-67, Myers 4-59, Nesbitt 3-5, Dickerson 1-26, Lamey 2-43, Lundy 3-17.
Defense
Beavers 5 solos, 4 assists, TFL; Belt solo, 2 assists, fumble recovery; Brown 3 solos; Dickerson 5 solos, 4 assists; Hunt 2 solos, 8 assists, TFL, 3 fumble recoveries, sack, onside recovery; Johnson 3 solos, Jones assist; Joyce assist; Lamey 6 solos, interception; Myers 4 solos, 3 assists; Nesbitt solo, caused fumble; O’Leary 3 solos, 4 assists, fumble recovery; Smith 4 solos, 2 assists, caused fumble; White solo, assist; Wright assist.
Record: Crittenden 5-6, Ft. Knox 2-9