Wednesday, August 15, 2018

At a Glance: Rockets Open Season Friday

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This week's opponent
STEWART COUNTY (TN) SEASON RECORDS
2017: 1-9 (AWAY: 1-4)
2016: 3-7 (AWAY: 0-4)
2015: 3-7 (AWAY: 3-2)
2014: 2-8 (AWAY: 1-4)


  • Stewart County (TN) since 2014
  • Stewart County (TN) has only won 22.5% of its games.  They are 9-31 over that time period.
  • Stewart County (TN) is currently on a six game losing streak.
  • Stewart County (TN) has scored more than 14 points only one time in the past 9 games.
  • Stewart County (TN) has had 27 or more points scored against them 29 times.  They are 1-28 in those games.

Crittenden County in
SEASON OPENERS
29-32 All-Time (41.8% winning percentage)
Crittenden has won the past 10 season openers.

ROCKETS FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACH SEASON OPENERS
1957 – Bernie Behrendt (Fulton City: 0-41)
1960 – Bill Huff (Caldwell County: 0-32)
1966 – Raymond Heffington (Murray: 6-32)
1967 – Jim Biggs (Murray: 12-44)
1968 – Frank Parker (Murray: 0-38)
1969 – Bill Daley (Lone Oak: 34-33)
1970 – Dickie McDonald (Lone Oak: 0-45)
1974 – Roy Cherry (Caldwell County: 8-18)
1978 – Ken Bargo (Caldwell County: 0-20)
1983 – Pat Gates (McLean County: 13-6)
1986 – Gary Crum (Caldwell County: 7-32)
1987 – Steve Pardue (McLean County: 21-32)
1991 – Al Starnes (Caldwell County: 0-40)


  • Crittenden has been outscored in the first career games of all head coaches 101-413.
  • The average score of a head coach’s first game is Crittenden 8, Opponent 32.
  • Crittenden head coaches are 2-11 in their first game as the Rocket skipper.
  • The largest margin of victory by a Crittenden head coach in his first game is 7 points (1983).
  • The most points ever scored by a Crittenden team in a head coach’s first game is 34 points (1969).
  • The last head coach to win his FIRST GAME was Pat Gates in 1983 in week 1 (at McLean County, 13-6).
  • The last head coach to win his FIRST HOME GAME was Pat Gates in 1983 in week 2 (Caldwell County, 27-20). 

OTHER FIRST YEAR HEAD COACH STASTISTICS

  • Best season as a first year head coach: 1986, Gary Crum (7-3)
  • The last four first year head coaches have won at least 4 games in their inaugural season.
  • No head coach has qualified for the playoffs in his first season.


OTHER STATISTICS
The winningest senior class in a head coach’s first season is the class of 1987 (29-16, Gary Crum, head coach).  Gary Crum coached the season of 1986 but those seniors graduated in 1987.
This senior class has won 20 games over the past three seasons.  Once they win five games, they will be the winningest class since the class of 2012 (30-19).

Friday, August 10, 2018

Rockets beat Ft. Campbell in scrimmage



Crittenden County beat Fort Campbell 21-13 in a scrimmage game on the U.S. Army base Friday.

The Rockets got two touchdown passes from Hunter Boone. One to his brother Tyler Boone (#BooneBrothers) and one to Ethan Dossett. Running back Devon Nesbitt rushed for another, which is shown in the video clip.

Crittenden opens its regular season Friday, Aug. 17 at home against Stewart County, Tenn.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Introducing Rocket Webcast and Coach's Show


Every Thursday during football season, The-Press.com will be posting a link to its latest webcast. The Rocket Webcast and Coach's Show is produced at The Crittenden Press in Marion, Ky., and will feature Head Football Coach Sean Thompson, Rocket players and a varsity of other guests throughout the season. We hope you enjoy this new endeavor. If you'd like to support it, let know.


Today's Guest is Quarterback Club President Serena Dickerson
Next week will be new Voice of the Rockets 
Public Address Announcer Todd Riley

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Rocket Football Record Watch

Compiled by Andy Hunt

Active Players who set records in 2017
OFFENSE

  • Passing Yards in a Career – Hunter Boone - 4,455 Yards. (Minimum 5,000 to qualify for KHSAA record book)
  • Passing TDs in a Career – Hunter Boone – 51 TDs. (Minimum 75 to qualify for KHSAA record book)
  • Passing Completions in a Career – Hunter Boone – 335 Completions. (Minimum 400 to qualify for KHSAA record book)
  • Passing Attempts in a Career – Hunter Boone – 618 Attempts. (Minimum 800 to qualify for KHSAA record book)
  • 100-Yard Passing Games in a Career – Hunter Boone – 20 Games
  • 200-Yard Passing Games in a Career – Hunter Boone – 8 Games
  • 300-Yard Passing Games in a Career – Hunter Boone – 2 Games


Potential Records to be Broken in 2018
OFFENSE

  • Rushing TDs Scored in a Career: Devon Nesbitt – 31 TDs Currently.  Needed to Break School Record: 10 Rushing TDs. Record Holder: J.D. Gray – 40 Rushing TDs
  • Career Passing Completion Percentage: Hunter Boone – 54.21% Currently. Record Holder: Austin Berry – 57.32% Passing Completion Percentage. (Minimum 55% & 500 attempts to qualify for KHSAA record book).
  • Career Receiving Yards: Ethan Dossett – 1,345 Yards Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 430 Receiving Yards. Record Holder: T.K. Guess – 1,774 Receiving Yard. (Minimum 2,000 to qualify for KHSAA record book)
  • Career Receiving TDs: Ethan Dossett – 13 Receiving TDs Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 5 Receiving TDs. Record Holder: T.K. Guess – 17 Receiving TDs
  • Career Receiving TDs: Branen Lamey – 10 Receiving TDs Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 7 Receiving TDs. Record Holder: T.K. Guess – 17 Receiving TDs
  • Receptions in a Career: Ethan Dossett – 77 Receptions Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 19 Receptions. Record Holder: T.K. Guess – 95 Receptions. (Minimum 125 to qualify for KHSAA record book)
  • Yards of Offense in a Career: Hunter Boone – 4,523 Yards Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 872 Yards. Record Holder: J.D. Gray – 5,394 Yards
  • Consecutive Games with a Reception – Ethan Dossett – 14 Games Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 12 Consecutive Games with a Reception. Record Holder: Ethan Hunt – 25 Consecutive Games with a Reception
  • 125-Yard Receiving Games in a Career – Ethan Dossett – 4 games. Needed to Break School Record: 1 game. Co-Record Holder: T.K. Guess – 4 games


SCORING

  • Total TDs in a Career: Devon Nesbitt – 33 Total TDs Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 16 TDs. Record Holder: J.D. Gray – 48 TDs
  • Total TDs Responsible For: Hunter Boone – 57 Total TDs Currently.  Needed to Break School Record: 16 TDs. Record Holder: J.D. Gray – 72 TDs
  • Points Scored in a Career: Devon Nesbitt – 208 Points Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 97 Points. Record Holder: J.D. Gray – 304 Points
  • Two-Point Conversations Scored in a Career: Devon Nesbitt – 5 Conversions Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 4 Conversions. Record Holder: Gaige Courtney – 8 Conversions


DEFENSE

  • Tackles in a Career: Gavin Dickerson – 286 Tackles Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 90 Tackles. Record Holder: Adam Beavers – 375 Tackles
  • Caused Fumbles in a Career: Gavin Dickerson – 7 Caused Fumbles Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 4 Caused Fumbles. Record Holder: Travis McKinney – 10 Caused Fumbles
  • Fumble Recoveries in a Career: Sean O’Leary – 5 Fumble Recoveries Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 5 Fumble Recoveries. Record Holder: Travis Fitzgerald – 10 Fumble Recoveries. (Minimum 10  to qualify for KHSAA record book)
  • Fumble Recoveries in a Career: Branen Lamey – 5 Fumble Recoveries Currently. Needed to Break School Record: 5 Fumble Recoveries. Record Holder: Travis Fitzgerald – 10 Fumble Recoveries. (Minimum 10  to qualify for KHSAA record book)


Thursday, July 19, 2018

2018 Ironman Competition

IRONMAN
LEADERS
Overall Points
1. Devon Nesbitt
2. Ethan Dossett
3. Sean O’Leary
4. Caden McCalister
5. Xander Tabor
6. Hunter Boone
7. Travis Guess
8. Jake Gibson
9. Ian Ellington
10. Payton Riley