Friday, October 19, 2018

Rockets repeat as district champions

Xander Tabor rushed for
a career-high 171 yards.
RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. – In the first season of the Coach Sean Thompson football era, the Rockets left Russellville Friday with a district title, and packed alongside the rest of the wet gear was it a certain measure of newly-developed self confidence.

Perhaps the adage that "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning to dance in the rain" is befitting of the way Crittenden County overcame the elements and adversity – a sometimes sluggish offense – to win its second straight Class A First District championship with a 28-12 road victory.

For the second straight week, the Rockets' heralded passing game wasn't sharp. With a steady rain, Crittenden stayed grounded much of the time. Even when its star running back went down with an ankle injury, the Rockets stayed the course behind the pads of sophomore Xander Tabor.

The backup running back rushed for a career-high 171 yards and scored two touchdowns, assuring that the postgame dance would be held as scheduled on the Panther turf.

"There was lot pressure on me," Tabor said as he enjoyed the after-party near midfield, in the shadow of a scoreboard that signaled his team had just won back-to-back league titles for the first time since 2001-2002. "I'm just happy i could fill in for (Devon Nesbitt) and do what I did."

Nesbitt, a former district player of the year, rushed for 89 yards in the game, mostly in the first period. He turned his ankle on the last play of the opening period, and played a bit more in the second quarter, but was on the sideline the last half. Tabor carried the mantle quite confidently, getting 27 carries – by far the most of his young career.

Quarterback Hunter Boone threw for two touchdowns – one each to Branen Lamey and Ethan Dossett – but didn't have his typical surgicaly-accurate hand, no doubt due to the weather. Boone completed 9 of 21 passes for 78 yards, the fewest Crittenden has rolled up through the air in more than two seasons, if you exclude last week's 77 yards in another rain game that was much more lopsided.

"A lot of guys stepped up tonight who hadn't been the guys who were making plays, but were fully capable. They stepped up and did a great job," said Coach Thompson. "We just need to point out X Man's (Tabor) performance tonight. He was great."

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Thompson pointed to several other personal efforts, including Boone's game-calling at quarterback and the work of seniors Gavin Dickerson and Sean O'Leary and sophomores Lanthen Easley and Braxton Winders, among others.

Just as worthy of exhalation was the Rocket defensive unit as a whole, which held Russellville (4-5, 2-1) just one first down in the opening half and kept its skilled players corralled most the game. Save a long run by quarterback Jacob Naylor, the Crittenden defense held firm, allowing fewer than 100 yards rushing and 61 passing.

Crittenden, now 8-1 overall and undefeated in three league games, will host Hopkins Central next week with a chance to tie the school record for most wins in a regular season.


SCORE BY QUARTERS
Crittenden Co. 14 7 7 0
Russellville 0 6 0 6

SCORING PLAYS
C-Ethan Dossett 14 pass from Hunter Boone (Boone run) 5:53, 1st
C-Xander Tabor 14 run (pass failed) 1:55, 1st
C-Branen Lamey 24 pass from Boone (Parker Johnson kick) 7:25, 2nd
R-Jacob Naylor 79 run (kick failed) 3:53, 2nd
C-Tabor 4 run (Johnson kick) 1:01, 3rd
R-Edward Barber 8 run (run failed) 7:59, 4th

TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 17, Russellville 7
Penalties: Crittenden 2-15, Russellville 2-10
Rushing: Crittenden 54-317, Russellville 29-132
Passing: Crittenden 9-21-0, 78 yds., Russellville 6-17-1, 61 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 395, Russellville 176
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 1-1, Russellville 4-0

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Crittenden: Tabor 27-171, Devon Nesbitt 15-89, H.Boone 10-57, Gavin Dickerson 2-0. Russellville: Naylor 21-115, Barber 6-23, Ryan Flores 1-(-5), #15 1-(-1).
Passing
Crittenden: Boone Passing: Crittenden 9-21-0, 78 yds. Russellville: Naylor 6-17-1, 61 yds.
Receiving
Crittenden: Dossett 6-35, Lamey 1-24, Payton Riley 1-7, Tabor 1-12. Russellville: Barber 3-26, Lennon Ries 3-35.

Records: Crittenden 8-1 (3-0), Russellville 4-5 (2-1)


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

At a Glance: Russellville matchup

BY ANDY HUNT 
Stat of the Week
Devon Nesbitt BY HIMSELF has outscored five class A teams (Caverna, Fairview, Dayton, Fulton City, and Berea) to this point in the season.  Nesbitt has scored 102 points. 
2018 Russellville Results (4-4, 2-0)
Glasgow (2A, 8-0) – 0-51 – LOSS
Fort Campbell (3A, 1-7) – 28-3 – WIN
Butler County (2A, 0-8) – 17-13 – WIN
Logan County (4A, 7-1) – 7-49 – LOSS
Trigg County (3A, 5-4) – 16-45 – LOSS
Murray (2A, 5-3) – 12-59 – LOSS
Fulton County (1A, 4-4) – 23-22 – WIN
Fulton City (1A, 0-9) – 48-8 – WIN

Russellville Notes
  • Scored 151 Points – Eighth worst scoring offense in class A (30 Teams)
  • Allowed 250 Points – Ninth worst scoring defense in Class A
  • Team Rushing Yards – 629 Yards
  • Team Rushing Yards Allowed – 1,664 Yards
  • Team Passing Yards – 968 Yards
  • Team Passing Yards Allowed – 1,134 Yards

Russellville Key Player Stats
#11 – Jacob Naylor – 58/135, 959 Yards Passing, 9 TDs, 5 INTs
#11 – Jacob Naylor – 53 Rush Attempts, 263 Yards, 3 TDs
#20 – Edward Barber – 72 Rush Attempts, 352 Yards, 5 TDs
#20 – Edward Barber – 78 Tackles, 1 Fumble Recovery, 1 Sack
#4 – Ryan Flores – 25 Receptions, 447 Yards, 4 TDs
#4 – Ryan Flores – 44 Tackles, 2 INTs
#12 – Lennon Ries – 16 Receptions, 218 Yards, 3 TDs
#12 – Lennon Ries – 33 Tackles, 2 Fumble Recoveries, 3 INTs
#7 – Zavius Coleman – 57 Tackles

Rockets v Russellville SeriesSeason - Result - Score - Location
1957 – Loss – 6-59 – Away
1958 – Loss – 7-32 – Home
1959 – Win – 19-7 – Away
1960 – Loss – 13-25 – Home
1961 – Loss – 0-39 – Away
1962 – Win – 24-14 – Home
1963 – Win – 27-19 – Home
1964 – Loss – 6-26 – Home
1965 – Loss – 6-25 – Away
1966 – Loss – 0-38 – Home
1967 – Loss – 0-15 – Away
1968 – Loss – 0-45 – Home
1969 – Loss – 8-52 – Away
1970 – Loss – 0-32 – Home
1971 – Loss – 8-20 – Away
1972 – Loss – 12-14 – Home
1973 – Loss – 6-32 – Away
1974 – Loss – 7-26 – Home
1975 – Win – 36-10 – Away
1976 – Loss – 7-22 – Home
1977 – Loss – 0-52 – Away
1978 – Loss – 14-43 – Home
1979 – Loss – 0-34 – Away
1980 – Loss – 20-51 – Home
1983 – Loss – 14-42 – Away
1984 – Loss – 0-13 – Home
1985 – Win – 18-13 – Away
1986 – Win – 10-8 – Home
1991 – Loss – 14-35 – Away
1992 – Loss – 3-35 – Home
1993 – Loss – 3-49 – Away
1994 – Loss – 0-54 – Home
1995 – Loss – 0-35 –  Away
1996 – Win – 14-6 – Home
1997 – Loss – 14-34 – Away
1998 – Win – 27-12 – Home
1999 – Win – 27-12 – Away
2000 – Win – 27-26 – Home
2001 – Win – 22-21 – Away – Overtime
2002 – Win – 19-3 – Home
2003 – Loss – 21-28 – Away
2004 – Win – 27-20 – Home
2005 – Win – 59-6 – Away
2006 – Win – 35-21 – Home
2006 – Loss – 28-34 – Home – Playoffs Round 1
2015 – Loss – 21-46 – Home
2016 – Loss – 7-49 – Away
2017 – Win – 22-21 – Home
CC trails in the series 16-32 (33.3% winning percentage)
CC has won 9 of the last 13.

In the last eight matchups the series is 4-4 and Russellville leads the scoring in those games 225-220.

The scoring in the entire series of 48 games is lead by Russellville 1355-648.

CC has been shutout in the series 9 times and Russellville has never been shutout in the series.

The last shutout by Russellville occurred in 1995.

Biggest win in the series for CC, 59-6 in 2005

Biggest loss in the series for CC, 0-54 in 1994

Most Games Played Against A Single OpponentOpponent - Number of Contests
Caldwell County – 51
Russellville – 48
Fulton City – 46
Webster County – 45
Trigg County – 40
Ballard Memorial – 41
Crittenden County Single Game School Records Versus Russellville (Some Statistical Categories Unavailable)
Passing Yards: 250, Nick Castiller, 2015
Passing Completions: 17, Nick Castiller, 2015
Passing Attempts: 38, Nick Castiller, 2015
Passing Touchdowns: 3, Austin Berry, 2004
Interceptions Thrown: 6, Jamie Curtis, 1992 (School Record)
Rushing Yards: 271, Jeramie Sorina, 2006
Rushing Touchdowns: 4, Jeramie Sorina, 2006
Rushing Attempts: 41, Jeramie Sorina, 2006 (School Record)
Receiving Yards: 149, Tyler Coleman, 2015                  
Receptions: 9, Tyler Coleman, 2015
Receiving Touchdowns: N/A, minimum 3
Tackles: 20, David Belt, 1983
Tackles for Loss: 3, Lance Lynn, 2001
Interceptions: 3, Mark Hamby, 1975 (Tied for School Record)
Sacks: 4, Mike Wheeler, 1979 (Tied for School Record)
Caused Fumbles: 3, Nathan Heady, 2001 (Tied for School Record)
Fumble Recoveries: N/A, minimum 2
Longest TD Pass: 61 Yards, J.D. Gray from Taylon Polk, 2006
Longest TD Run: 79, Dennis Mott, 1964
Longest Interception Return for a TD: N/A, minimum 45 Yards
Longest Fumble Return for a TD: 12 Yards, T.K. Guess, 2005
Longest Punt Return for a TD: 62 Yards, T.K. Guess, 2005
Longest Kickoff Return for a TD: 90, Shannon Epley, 2001
Longest Field Goal: 40 Yards, Jeremy Lander, 1993
Most Points Scored: 24, Jeramie Sorina, 2006
Rocket Record Watch
-Forced Fumbles: Gavin Dickerson, 9 (Record holder: Travis McKinney, 10)
-Sacks in a Career: Sean O’Leary, 16 (Record holder: Adam Beavers, 17)
-Sacks in a Season: Sean O’Leary, 9 (Co-Record holders: Jeff Campbell, Jeff Porter, and Zack Beverly, 9)
-Most Interceptions Returned for TDs in a Season: Branen Lamey, 2 (Co-Record Holder: T.K. Guess, 2)
-Most Field Goals in a Season: Parker Johnson, 3 (Record holder: Micah Hollamon, 5)
-Most Receiving Yards by a Senior: Ethan Dossett, 617 (Record Holder: Ethan Hunt, 774)
-Most Receiving TDs by a Senior: Ethan Dossett, 9 (Co-Record Holder: Ethan Hunt, 9)
-Most Receiving TDs in a Season: Ethan Dossett, 9 (Record Holder: Ethan Dossett, 13)
-With 38 more receiving yards, Ethan Dossett will have 2,000 career receiving yards and will qualify for recognition in the KHSAA record book.
-With 13 more receptions, Ethan Dossett will have 125 career receptions and will qualify for recognition in the KHSAA record book.
- With 1 more passing attempts, Hunter Boone will have 800 career passing attempts and qualify recognition in the KHSAA record book.
- With 145 more rushing yards, Devon Nesbitt will be the sixth player in school history to record 3,000 yards rushing.
Notable Performances
-Devon Nesbitt has rushed 37 times for 379 yards (10.2 yards per carry) and 9 rushing TDs in the last two games. He also has five receptions for 92 yards and a receiving TD.  Devon had a kickoff return for touchdown two weeks ago versus Ballard Memorial as well. Those TDs account for 66 points scored Devon Nesbitt in two games.

Let’s take a look back at some of the other great multi-game performances by Rocket running backs:
Jimmy Hopper, 1963 – Week 1-Week 3 – 10 total TDs in three games and scored 61 total points were what Jimmy Hopper started off the season with in 1963.  Crittenden started strong as a team beating their first three foes 143-25.  
Dennis Mott, 1964 – Week 2-Week 4 – Dennis Mott ran for 11 TDs in three games and also returned a kickoff for a TD.  The only stats we for those three games are the yardage of the TD runs which total 165 yards.  The Rockets went 3-0 in this stretch and outscored their opponents 105-0.
Ronnie Moss, 1988 – Week 4-Week 6 – Moss ran 44 times in those three games and amassed 671 yards which is an average of 15.3 yards per carry!  Ronnie Moss scored 11 TDs in three games.  
David Beverly, 1997 – Week 1-Week 3 – David Beverly ran 68 times for 527 yards for an average of 7.8 yards per carry.  In those three games he crossed the goal line rushing the ball 6 times.  Beverly scored 38 points over that period.
Blake Gardner, 2005 – Week 8-Week 10 – Blake Gardner ran for 625 yards and 5 rushing TDs.  Altogether he scored 42 points in the three games by adding a receiving TD and three 2-point conversions.
Jeramie Sorina, 2006 – Week 8-Week 10 – Sorina did not play in the week 9 game due to pneumonia but in the week 8 and week 10 games Sorina had 579 yards rushing and 9 rushing TDs. His average per carry was 7.7 yards. 
Rodney Robertson, 2008 – Week 11-Week 12 – Robertson unloaded on his opponents in the first two rounds of the playoffs in 2008 by carrying the ball 30 times for 447 yards. Robertson added 9 rushing TDs to go with his yardage.  Crittenden won those two playoff games by a combined score of 95-8.
Devon Nesbitt, 2017 – Week 10-Week 12 – As Nesbitt hit his high point last season statistically speaking, he totaled 577 yards on 69 carries which averaged to 8.4 yards per carry. Nesbitt ran for 12 rushing TDs during the three game span.  The Rockets won those three game 147-28.  In the week 11 game, Nesbitt only received 5 carries for 107 yards but he did score four times!
KHSAA Passing Completions in a Career Leaders(41st-48thplace)
478 - Cole Draughn (Pulaski County) 2000-03
477 - Gary Gumm (Doss) 1993-96
473 - Brian Browning (Edmomson County) N/A
470 - Jacob Doss (Lexington Catholic) 1999-02
462 - Luke Magness (Henry County) 2007-10
458 - Hunter Cantwell (Paducah Tilghman) 2000-03
449 - Brandon Blackerby (Male) 1998-01
448 - HUNTER BOONE (CRITT. CO.) 2015-PRESENT 
KHSAA Passing Yards in a Career Leaders(69th-77thplace)
6,419 - Brian Browning (Edmonson County) 1983-86
6,399 - Scott Grizzle (Raceland) 2003-06
6,391 - Randy Lee (Lloyd Memorial) 1992-95
6,282 - Nick Petrino (Trinity (Louisville)) 2004-06
6,282 - Jon Combs (Hazard) 2007-10
6,280 - Luke Magness (Henry County) 2007-10
6,231 - Michael Kremer (Campbell County) 2007-10
6,208 - Dylan Hamilton (Betsy Layne) 2010-13
6,200 - HUNTER BOONE (CRITT. CO.) 2015-PRESENT 
KHSAA Passing Attempts in a Career Leaders(37th-47thplace)
870 -Gerry Ahrens (Male) 1996-98
836 - Floyd Whitaker (Leslie County) 1996-99
835 - Deontey Kenner (Hopkinsville) 1993-96
812 - Cole Ousley (Lone Oak), 2010-12
807 - Dustin Gruza (Mason County) 2000-03
805 - Chris Redman (Male) 1991-94
804 - Stanley Niece (Estill County) 1994-97
803 - Tanner Morgan (Ryle) 2013-
800 - Bill Allen (Morgan County) 1980-83
799 - HUNTER BOONE (CRITT. CO.) 2015-PRESENT
KHSAA Passing TDs in a Career Leaders(45th-55thplace)
79 -Jon Combs (Hazard) 2007-10
79 - Gerry Ahrens (Male) 1996-98
78 - Houston Hartz (Owensboro Catholic) 2012-13
77 - Tyler Olinger (Hazard) 2005-08
77 - Tanner Morgan (Ryle) 2013-
77 - Ryan Neff (Lexington Catholic) 1996-99
77 - Alex Dingle (John Hardin) 2006-09
76 - Clark Payne (Bowling Green) 2013-16
75 - Pat Smith (Carroll County) 1978-81
75 - Brandon Blackerby (Male) 1998-01
73 - HUNTER BOONE (CRITT. CO.) 2015-PRESENT
KHSAA Receiving Yards in a Career Leaders(52nd-63rdplace)
2,205- Nathan Dutton (Trinity (Louisville) 2005-07
2,179 - Cornell Burbage (Lexington Catholic) 2002-05
2,163 - Shawn Brown (Christian County) 2003-05
2,160 - Charles Jones (Christian County) 1990-93
2,113 - Austin Moore (Corbin) 2013-16
2,099 - George Garner (Calloway County) 2005-08
2,083 - B.J. Combs (Hazard) 2008-11
2,066 - Mike Collett (Waggener) 1992-95
2,064 - Jason Robinette (Magoffin County) 1992-95
2,028 - Skyler Smith (Union County) 1995-98
2,015 - Austin Johnson (Hazard) 2009-12
2,014 - Chris Dobbins (Calloway County) 2005-08
1,962 - ETHAN DOSSETT (CRITT. CO) 2015-PRESENT

Friday, October 12, 2018

Rockets go ground for 59-8 win over Pilots

Braxton Winders (3) is congratulated coming off the
field by QB Hunter Boone following Winders'
fumble recovery. One of four for the Rockets.
MARION, Ky. – Senior running back Devon Nesbitt was walking around the football field with his helmet off after the game, taking bites out of a cheeseburger in his hand like a guy who’d just finished a hard day’s work.

Indeed, Nesbitt turned in another blue-collar effort for the Rockets as No. 7 Crittenden County blasted district foe Fulton County 59-8.

It was a rainy day at the office, which called for a little improvisation by the Rocket offense. Generally, a bit more air oriented, Crittenden took advantage of great field position the whole game – largely thanks to Fulton’s poor punting and four fumbles – and ran the ball down the Pilots’ throats.
Rocket freshman lineman Dylan
Yates sets block.

Nesbitt is now known as Mr. Six because he’s the school record-holder in a number of touchdown categories, including most TDs in a career and most career points. Friday against Fulton County, Nesbitt was on his A game for the second week in a row. He rushed for 189 yards and scored four times. He mixed in a little razzle-dazzle and even ran over a few Fulton would-be defenders en route to second straight week of more than 200 multi-purpose yards.

Fulton County (4-4 overall and 1-2 in district play) had taken Russellville to the brink a couple of weeks ago before losing by a point. That, coupled with an encounter between some of the Pilot and Rocket players off the field several days ago during school trip added some fire to this week's matchup. 

When it came time to clock in, the Rockets (7-1 overall and 2-0 in the district) outworked and overwhelmed the Pilots, sending a clear message to the rest of the region that the defending First District champion is poised for another title. Only Russellville stands in the way and the Rockets will no doubt be challenged next week on the road at Russellville despite the Panthers' 3-4 record. Russellville host Fulton City on Saturday and should come into next week’s matchup with the Rockets with a 2-0 district record. Crittenden beat Russellville by only a point last season to win the district crown.

See coach and player comments below.

SCORE BY QUARTERS
Fulton County  0      6    2    0
Crittenden Co. 15   15   22   7

SCORING PLAYS
C-Gavin Dickerson 2 run (Braxton Winders run) 8:14, 1st
C-Devon Nesbitt 4 run (Parker Johnson kick) 6:22, 1st
F-Caleb Kimble 35 run (run failed) 10:20, 2nd
C-Nesbitt 3 run (Dickerson pass from Hunter Boone) 8:00, 2nd
C-Nesbitt 20 run (Johnson kick) 1:26, 2nd
F-Safety 9:26, 3rd
C-Ethan Dossett 2 pass from Boone (Dickerson pass from Boone) 6:30, 3rd
C-Xander Tabor 19 run (Johnson kick) 5:14, 3rd
C-Nesbitt 3 run (Johnson kick) 0:00, 3rd
C-Maddox Carlson 6 run (Johnson kick) 3:03, 4th

TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 11, Fulton 4
Penalties: Crittenden 9-79, Fulton 4-38
Rushing: Crittenden 32-274, Fulton 38-107
Passing: Crittenden 9-18-1, 77 yds., Fulton 3-25-0, (-2) yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 351, Fulton 105
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 0-0, Fulton 4-4

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Crittenden: Nesbitt 18-189, Dossett 1-4, Dickerson 2-1, Travis Guess 4-28, Carlson 4-33, Tabor 1-19, H.Boone 1-1, Hunter Jones 1-(-1). Fulton: Kimble 27-110, Cameron McCauley 2-0, Dylan Hammond 1-0, Christopher Smith 3-7, Cameron Cole 1-4, Jerome Warren 4-(-14).
Passing
Crittenden: Boone 9-18-1, 77 yds. Fulton: Warren 3-5-0, (-2) yds., Kimble 0-2-0.
Receiving
Crittenden: Dossett 2-22, Branen Lamey 2-13, Dickerson 1-9, Payton Riley 2-11, Nesbitt 2-22.
Defense
Dickerson 9 solos, 6 assists, TFL, fumble recovery; Johnson assist; Joyce 2 solos, assist; Lamey 2 solos, assist; Langston 2 solos, assist; Nesbitt solo; O’Leary 5 solos, 4 assists, sack, TFL; Riley 3 solos; Gobin solo, assist; Guess 2 solos, fumble recovery; Hayes assist; Jones 3 solos, 2 assists; A.Marshall solo; Phillips 4 solos, assist, 2 TFLs; Easley 5 solos, 5 assist, TFL, 2 caused fumbles, blocked punt; Tabor solo; Winders 3 solos, 6 assists, fumble recovery; Yates 2 solos, 2 assists, fumble recovery. 
Players of the Game
Defense Gavin Dickerson, Offense Devon Nesbitt; Lineman Devin Porter, Special Teams Lathen Easley.
Records: Crittenden 8-1 (2-0), Fulton County 4-4 (1-2)





Wednesday, October 10, 2018

At a Glance: Rockets host Fulton County

Stat of the Week:CC scored 20 points in the fourth quarter last week.  The only other time CC has scored more points in 4thquarter is week 9 of the 1963 versus Sturgis when CC scored 27 points.

2018 Fulton County Results (4-3, 0-2)
Gleason (TN) (1A, 1-6) – 44-0 – WIN
Fulton City (1A, 0-8) – 70-0 – WIN
Stewart County (TN) (3A, 1-7) – 38-37 – WIN
South Fulton (TN) (1A, 1-7) – 62-16 – WIN
Greenfield (TN) (1A, 5-2) – 16-28 – LOSS
Russellville (1A, 3-4) – 22-23 – LOSS
Calloway County (4A, 3-4) – 28-62 – LOSS
Key Player Stats – Fulton County
Caleb Kimble (#3, Jr.) – 141 attempts, 1351 Rushing Yards, 20 Rushing TDs

Fulton County Series
Season - Result - Score - Location
1971 - WIN - 29-12 - HOME
1972 - WIN - 50-0 - AWAY
1973 - LOSS - 6-8 - HOME
1974 - WIN - 13-6 - AWAY
1975 - WIN - 13-8 - HOME
1976 - LOSS - 14-34 - AWAY
1977 - WIN - 19-15 - HOME
1978 - LOSS - 0-20 - AWAY
1985 - WIN - 7-6 - AWAY - Playoffs
1987 - WIN - 14-6 - HOME
1988 - LOSS - 21-28 - AWAY
1989 - WIN - 12-5 - HOME
1990 - LOSS - 0-13 - AWAY
1991 - WIN - 34-20 - HOME
1992 - LOSS - 15-18 - HOME - Playoffs
1993 - LOSS - 6-42 - AWAY
1994 - LOSS - 17-25 - HOME
1995 - LOSS - 16-32 - AWAY
1996 - WIN - 28-25 - HOME
1998 - WIN - 25-6 - HOME - Playoffs
1999 - WIN - 42-0 - AWAY
1999 - WIN - 54-8 - HOME - Playoffs 
2000 - WIN - 39-12 - HOME
2001 - WIN - 47-0 - AWAY
2002 - WIN - 30-6 - AWAY
2005 - WIN - 39-8 - HOME - Playoffs
2007 - WIN - 40-12 - HOME
2008 - WIN - 58-8 - AWAY
2009 - WIN - 1-0 - HOME - Forfeit
2010 - WIN - 61-6 - AWAY
2015 - WIN - 50-6 - AWAY
2016 - WIN - 70-32 - HOME
2017 - WIN - 50-0 - AWAY
  • Crittenden County leads the series 24 - 9 (72.7% winning percentage)
  • The series was tied 9 - 9 before winning the last 15 in a row.
  • Biggest win in the series for CC, 61-6 in 2010.
  • Biggest loss in the series for CC, 6-42 in 1993.
  • CCHS has scored at least 25 points in each of the last 14 games played.
  • The most significant game has been the 1985 playoff matchup when CC beat then #1 FC and eventually went on to win the state title.


Longest Current Win Streaks Against Any Opponent
Consecutive Wins – Opponent
15 – Fulton County
10 – Fulton City
10 – Webster County
7 – Caverna
6 – Heath*
6 – Greenville*
* School is no longer in existence

  • Since week 6 of 2007, FC is 14-102 overall.  They are 7-14 in their last 21 games.
  • FC is currently on an overall 3-game losing streak.



Crittenden County Single Game School Records Versus Fulton County (Some Statistical Categories Unavailable)
Passing Yards: 203, Nick Castiller, 2015
Passing Completions: 13, Mike Sutton, 1972
Passing Attempts: 29, Nathan Boone, 1994
Passing Touchdowns: 5, Nick Castiller, 2015
Interceptions Thrown: 4, Jamie Curtis, 1990
Rushing Yards: 179, Ronnie Moss, 1988
Rushing Touchdowns: N/A, minimum 4
Rushing Attempts: 31, Ronnie Moss, 1988
Receiving Yards: 151, Mike Tosh, 1972                           
Receptions: 9, Mike Tosh, 1972
Receiving Touchdowns: 3, Mike Tosh, 1972
Tackles: 19, Seldon Howerton, 1973
Tackles for Loss: 3, Petey Patterson, 1995
Interceptions: 3, Jeramie Sorina, 2007
Sacks: 3, Adam Beavers, 2016
Caused Fumbles: N/A, minimum 2
Fumble Recoveries: N/A, minimum 2
Longest TD Pass: 82 Yards, Seth Birdwell from Nick Castiller, 2015
Longest TD Run: 58 Yards, Devon Nesbitt, 2016
Longest Interception Return for a TD: 86 Yards, David Beverly, 1994
Longest Fumble Return for a TD: 19 Yards, Dyllan Thornton, 2008
Longest Punt Return for a TD: N/A, minimum 60 Yards
Longest Kickoff Return for a TD: 99 Yards, David Beverly, 1996 (School Record)
Longest Field Goal: 20 Yards, Javon Doom, 1994
Most Points Scored: 26 Points, Devon Nesbitt, 2017
Crittenden County Single Game School Records Versus Ballard Memorial 
-Total Touchdowns in a Game – 7, Devon Nesbitt*
-Total Touchdowns Responsible for in a Game (includes Passing TDs) – 7, Devon Nesbitt
-Total Points Scored in a Game – 42, Devon Nesbitt*
-Passing Yards in a Half – 282, Hunter Boone
-Rushing Touchdowns in a Career – 41, Devon Nesbitt
* Qualified for recognition in the KHSAA Record Book
Rocket Record Watch
-Total TDs in a Career: Devon Nesbitt, 46 (Record holder: J.D. Gray, 48)
-Forced Fumbles: Gavin Dickerson, 9 (Record holder: Travis McKinney, 10)
-Sacks in a Career: Sean O’Leary, 15 (Record holder: Adam Beavers, 17)
-Sacks in a Season: Sean O’Leary, 8 (Record holder: Jeff Campbell, Jeff Porter, and Zack Beverly, 9)
-Most Interceptions Returned for TDs in a Season: Branen Lamey, 2 (Co-Record Holder: T.K. Guess, 2)
-Most Field Goals in a Season: Parker Johnson, 3 (Record holder: Micah Hollamon, 5)
-Most Receiving Yards by a Senior: Ethan Dossett, 595 (Record Holder: Ethan Hunt, 774)
-Most Receiving TDs by a Senior: Ethan Dossett, 8 (Record Holder: Ethan Hunt, 9)
-With 60 more receiving yards, Ethan Dossett will have 2,000 receiving yards and will qualify for recognition in the KHSAA record book.
- With 19 more passing attempts, Hunter Boone will have 800 career passing attempts and qualify recognition in the KHSAA record book.

KHSAA Passing Completions in a Career Leaders(44th-56thplace)
462 - Luke Magness (Henry County) 2007-10
458 - Hunter Cantwell (Paducah Tilghman) 2000-03
449 - Brandon Blackerby (Male) 1998-01
445 - Gino Guidugli (Highlands) 1998-2000
443 - Ryan Neff (Lexington Catholic) 1996-99
443 - Bill Allen (Morgan County) 1980-83
442 - Aaron Petry (Raceland) 2000-03
439 - HUNTER BOONE (CRITT. CO.) 2015-PRESENT
437 - Ray Zuberer (Owensboro Catholic) 2014-15
429 - Chris Redman (Male) 1991-94
428 - Tyler Farley (Raceland) 2008-10
426 - Stephen Sizemore (Hazard) 2000-03
425 - Allen Sperry (Breathitt County) 1999-00

KHSAA Passing Yards in a Career Leaders(73rd-85thplace)
6,280 - Luke Magness (Henry County) 2007-10
6,231 - Michael Kremer (Campbell County) 2007-10
6,208 - Dylan Hamilton (Betsy Layne) 2010-13
6,192 - Floyd Whitaker (Leslie County) 1996-99
6,138 - Lorenzo Linsey (Wayne County) 2014-17
6,123 - HUNTER BOONE (CRITT. CO.) 2015-PRESENT
6,098 - Casey Brockman (Calloway County) 2005-08
6,096 - Bill Faulkner (Harrison County) 1998-00
6,065 - Brandon Blackerby (Male) 1998-01
6,018 - Sam Diehl (Newport Central Catholic) 2003-05
6,001 - Anthony Thomas (Hart Co.) 2001-04
5,987 - Neal Tucker (Somerset) 2000-03
5,901 - Ross Deaton (Somerset) 2005-06
KHSAA Passing Attempts in a Career Leaders(35th-46thplace)
886 -Luke Magness (Henry County) 2007-10
885 - Corky Prater (Lewis County) 1971-74
879 - Justin Burke (Lexington Catholic) 2002-05
870 - Gerry Ahrens (Male) 1996-98
836 - Floyd Whitaker (Leslie County) 1996-99
835 - Deontey Kenner (Hopkinsville) 1993-96
812 - Cole Ousley (Lone Oak), 2010-12
807 - Dustin Gruza (Mason County) 2000-03
805 - Chris Redman (Male) 1991-94
804 - Stanley Niece (Estill County) 1994-97
803 - Tanner Morgan (Ryle) 2013-
800 - Bill Allen (Morgan County) 1980-83
781 - HUNTER BOONE (CRITT. CO.) 2015-PRESENT
KHSAA Passing TDs in a Career Leaders(44th-54thplace)
79 -Jon Combs (Hazard) 2007-10
79 - Gerry Ahrens (Male) 1996-98
78 - Houston Hartz (Owensboro Catholic) 2012-13
77 - Tyler Olinger (Hazard) 2005-08
77 - Tanner Morgan (Ryle) 2013-
77 - Ryan Neff (Lexington Catholic) 1996-99
77 - Alex Dingle (John Hardin) 2006-09
76 - Clark Payne (Bowling Green) 2013-16
75 - Pat Smith (Carroll County) 1978-81
75 - Brandon Blackerby (Male) 1998-01
72 - Patrick Towles (Highlands) 2009-11
72 - HUNTER BOONE (CRITT. CO.) 2015-PRESENT
KHSAA Receiving Yards in a Career Leaders(52nd-63rdplace)
2,205- Nathan Dutton (Trinity (Louisville) 2005-07
2,179 - Cornell Burbage (Lexington Catholic) 2002-05
2,163 - Shawn Brown (Christian County) 2003-05
2,160 - Charles Jones (Christian County) 1990-93
2,113 - Austin Moore (Corbin) 2013-16
2,099 - George Garner (Calloway County) 2005-08
2,083 - B.J. Combs (Hazard) 2008-11
2,066 - Mike Collett (Waggener) 1992-95
2,064 - Jason Robinette (Magoffin County) 1992-95
2,028 - Skyler Smith (Union County) 1995-98
2,015 - Austin Johnson (Hazard) 2009-12
2,014 - Chris Dobbins (Calloway County) 2005-08
1,940 - ETHAN DOSSETT (CRITT. CO) 2015-PRESENT
2018 District 1A, District 1 Round Up – Week 7- Russellville (3-4) – Bye week. Take on Fulton City at home on Saturday, October 13thin the Tobacco Festival Bowl.
- Fulton City (0-8) – Lost to West Carroll (Atwood), TN last week 6-53.  Fulton City plays at Russellville this week.
- Fulton County (4-3) – Fulton County has now lost three straight after opening the season 4-0. Star running back, Caleb Kimble (#3, Jr.) has held in check last week in the 28-62 loss to Calloway County. Kimble had 20 carries for 95 yards and two touchdowns. 
2018 Playoff Outlook – 1A, District 2- Bethlehem (2-5, 1-0) – Bethlehem dropped a close one, 41-44, to Eminence (6-1).  The opponents that Eminence has beaten this year have a combined eight wins on the season.  Three of those six teams remain winless.
- Campbellsville (6-1, 1-0) – Bye week last week and will travel to Bethlehem.
- Caverna (1-6, 0-1) – Bye week last week.  Take on Fort Knox at home.  Loser most likely will travel to Crittenden in round 1 of the playoffs.
- Fort Knox (2-5, 0-1) – Fort Knox was a double-overtime winner versus Webster County last week (30-27). Plays against Caverna this week and will be trying to avoid last place in the district.