Friday, August 26, 2016

Central wins first ever over Rockets

Rocket return man Jacob Russelburg
injured his knee in the 2nd half. The
extent of the injury was not
immediately known.
MORTON'S GAP, Ky. – Hopkins Central capitalized on a number of Rocket mistakes and eked out a 25-19 home win Friday, beating Crittenden County for the first time ever.

Class 3A Hopkins Central converted on a fourth-and-goal from the Crittenden 21 with just under six minutes to play, scoring the winning TD on a pass from Hagan Oakley to Mason Burgett at the front pylon. Then its defense overcame a full volley of rounds from a desperate Rocket offense down the stretch. 

It was a game that could have turned on a dime in the waning moments. Instead, the Storm held on after intercepting a double pass with just over a minute to play.

SCORE BY QUARTER
Crittenden County 7 6 6 0
Hopkins Central 6 12 0 6

SCORING PLAYS
C-Jacob Russelburg 58 fumble recovery (Will Perkins kick) 9:07, 1st
H-Jared Bean 7 interception return (run failed) 7:43, 1st
H-Hagan Oakley 7 run (run failed) 5:19, 2nd
C-Ethan Hunt 22 pass from Hunter Boone (pass failed) 3:21, 2nd
H-Damon Benson 66 pass from Oakley (pass failed) 2:47, 2nd
C-Devon Nesbitt 3 run (pass failed) 4:07, 3rd
H-Mason Burgett 21 pass from Oakley (run failed) 5:47, 4th

Dylan Smith (22) and
Gavin Dickerson
converge on a
Hopkins ballcarrier.
TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 12, Central 11
Penalties: Crittenden 3-20, Central 6-60
Rushing: Crittenden 22-49, Central 40-161
Passing: Crittenden 17-42-4, 190 yds., Central 6-17-2, 94 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 239, Central 255
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 3-2, Central 2-2

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Crittenden: Nesbitt 10-39, Maeson Myers 2-2, Charlie Johnson 2-1, Branen Lamey 1-4, Gavin Dickerson 2-9, Boone 5-(-7). Central: Michael Powell 1-1, Gage Weatherwax 7-31, Cyrus Kington 4-17, Benson 13-69, Burgett 4-14, Oakley 11-29. 
Passing 
Crittenden: Boone 17-40-3, 190 yds.; Myers 0-2-1. Central: Oakley 6-16-2, 94 yds.; Burgett 0-1-0.
Receiving
Crittenden: Hunt 8-86, Nesbitt 2-21, Ethan Dossett 2-7, Paxton Riley 2-39, Dickerson 1-11, Myers 2-26.
Defense
A. Beavers: 6 solo, 5 asst., 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 CF
C. Belt: 1 solo
B. Birk: 7 solo, 1 asst., 1 TFL, 1 CF
G. Dickerson: 11 solo, 6 asst., 1 sack
W. Dobyns: 1 asst.
E. Dossett: 1 solo
J. Estes: 1 asst.
E. Hunt: 7 solo, 1 asst.
M. Joyce: 1 solo, 3 asst.
B. Lamey: 1 solo, 5 asst., 1 TFL, 1 FR
M. Myers: 3 solo, 3 asst.
D. Nesbitt: 3 solo, 2 asst., 2 INT
S. O'Leary: 3 solo, 1 sack
Pax. Riley: 3 asst.
J. Russelburg: 4 solo, 1 asst., 1 FR, 1 TST
D. Smith: 7 solo, 8 asst., 1 TFL
A. Wright: 2 solo, 2 asst.
Records: Crittenden 1-1, Central Hopkins 2-0


Hopkins Central at a Glance

BY ANDY HUNT

Week 2 Preview - Hopkins County Central
2016: 1-0 (Won 22-14 at Webster County)
2015: 2-9 (Shutout four times)
2014: 0-11 (Allowed the most points in 4A, 509)
2013: 0-11 (Scored 52 Points All Season, allowed 447)

Seven meetings have occurred between CC and Hopkins County Central.  
2015: Rockets won 48-24 at home
2014: Rockets won 27-13 at home
2013: Rockets won 19-8 at home
2012: Rockets won 21-6 at home
2011: Rockets won 38-6 at home
2010: Rockets won 20-15 at Hopkins County Central
2009: Rockets won 35-6 at Princeton in the Caldwell County Medical Bowl

HCC is the only opponent CC has ever been 7-0 against.

Week 1 Recap

  • 229 passing yards by Hunter Boone in week 1 is the most ever by Rocket quarterback to open the season.
  • 229 passing yards by Hunter Boone is the seventh most passing yards ever in a single game.
  • Ethan Hunt’s 142 yards receiving are the eighth most receiving yards in a single game.
  • Only one time in the past 122 games has a Rocket receiver recorded more yards in a game than Ethan Hunt last week (2015, Tyler Coleman, Russellville, 149).

ON DEFENSE
Dylan Smith became the 34th player to record 150 tackles in a career.  He currently ranks 32nd and has 156.

19 tackles in last week’s game by Dylan Smith is tied for the 11th most in a single game.  Barkley Hughes holds the school record for tackles in a game with 26 (1989, Webster County).Dylan Smith became the 34th player to record 150 tackles in a career.  He currently ranks 32nd and has 156.

19 tackles in last week’s game by Dylan Smith is tied for the 11th most in a single game.  Barkley Hughes holds the school record for tackles in a game with 26 (1989, Webster County).

Ethan Hunt
– Consecutive Games with a Reception – 14 – All-time leader is T.K. Guess with 22
– Receptions in a Career – 34 – Currently in tied for 16th place – Next up is Tyler Coleman with 37.

Will Perkins
– Extra Points Made in a Career – 41 – Currently tied for 4th place – Next up are Micah Hollamon (2010-2013) with 68 and J.R. Adams with 73.
– Extra Points Attempted in a Career – 44 – Currently in 6th place – Next up are Brad Madden  and Aaron Summers with 60.
– Most Consecutive Extra Points – 24 – Currently the all-time leader – Streak is active and to qualify for KHSAA record book you must have 30 consecutive PATs.  The state record is 87 in a row.

Other Notes

  • CC has had less than 299 total yards of offense only one time in the past 13 games.
  • 217 rushing yards by TCC were most by a Rocket opponent to open the season since 2005 (321, Caldwell County).
  • The 48 passing yards by TCC were the second fewest allowed in week 1 since 2005.
  • The leading Rocket running back had 65 yards last week.  That is the lowest total for a CC leading rusher in week 1 since 2006 against Caldwell County (35 yards).
  • CC scored double digits points in the first and fourth quarters last week.  The last time that happened was 2009 against Louisville Holy Cross in the playoffs.