FULTON, Ky. - The only thing that stopped the Rocket offense was the back of the end zone and the game's final horn.
Crittenden County scored on every possession except its final drive when time ran out on a 57-0 road victory.
While the offense was unstoppable, Crittenden's defense dismantled the hapless Bulldogs who were playing without star running back Jacquise Lockett. With Lockett out for disciplinary reasons, Crittenden held Fulton to just 51 total yards.
The only black mark of the night was the loss of receiver Tanner Nix, who dislocated his left elbow during a 22-yard run late in the first period. Nix had scored earlier on a 49-yard touchdown pass from quarterback J.D. Gray. He and was taken to Jackson Purchase Medical Center at Mayfield. Dr. Johnny Newcom said Nix had no fractures, but it is not clear how long he will be sidelined.
Nix is the starting cornerback, also. His loss in the secondary would be sorely felt next week against Mayfield.
Fulton was unable to pose any type of a threat as Crittenden scored four first-quarter touchdowns. Gray passed for three scores and rushed for one. Rocket running backs scored four times.
Senior Allen Kirk caught the first touchdown pass of his career in the first half and Bowe Wallace rushed for his first TD ever in the fourth period.
Dyllan Thornton, Devin Wallace and Dustin Hernandez each had interceptions in the game as Fulton's quarterbacks completed just 1 of 6 passes.
Pictured above is Tanner Nix on the running play where he was injured Friday night.
SCORE BY QUARTERS
Crittenden 30 14 6 7
Fulton 0 0 0 0
CC-J.D. Gray 35 run (Brian Berry run) 11:20, 1st
CC-Tanner Nix 49 pass from Gray (J.R. Adams kick) 10:54, 1st
CC-Allen Kirk 22 pass from Gray (Andrew Freeman run) 7:53, 1st
CC-Freeman 13 run (Adams kick) 3:58, 1st
CC-Berry 10 run (Adams kick) 9:13, 2nd
CC-Freeman 32 pass from Gray (Adams kick) 4:51, 2nd
CC-Dustin Hernandez 5 run (kick failed) 6:46, 3rd
CC-Bowe Wallace 11 run (Adams kick) 8:20, 4th
First Downs: Crittenden 11, Fulton 3
Penalties: Crittenden 3-20, Fulton 2-11
Rushing: Crittenden 33-246, Fulton 25-29
Passing: Crittenden 8-11-0, 118 yds, Fulton 1-6-3, 22 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 364, Fulton 51
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 0-0, Fulton 1-0
Rushing: Crittenden-Hernandez 10-54, Wallace 5-51, Gray 4-48, Berry 4-34, Freeman 1-13, Dyllan Thornton 2-3, Nix 1-22, Devin Wallace 1-11, Josh Gaston 3-7, Grant Gardner 1-3. Fulton-Rondell Bransford 8-42, David Kirby 9-15, Ray Pledge 3-(-8), Fred Lindsey 2-(-9), Demarquis Young 3-(-11).
Passing: Crittenden-Gray 8-11-0, 118 yds. Fulton-Lindsey 1-4-2, 22 yds., Kirby 0-2-1.
Receiving: Crittenden-Freeman 2-35, Kirk 2-29, Nix 1-49, Thornton 1-1, Dylan Clark 1-5. Fulton-Kirby 1-22.
Defense: A.Berry solo, assist, TFL; B.Berry 3 solos, assist; Clark 4 solos, 2 assists, 3 TFL; Collins 2 solos; Copeland solo; Cudnik 3 solso; Cozart 3 assists; Fletcher solo, TFL: Gardner 2 assists; Gray solo; Hernandez assist, interception; Hill solo, TFL; Knox 2 solos, assist; Lee assist; Long solo, TFL; Mayes solo, assist; Piper assist; Price 4 solos, 3 assists; Thornton 3 solos, assist, 2 TFL, interception; B.Wallace 2 solos, 2 assists; D.Wallace 3 solos, 4 assists, 2 TFL; interception; Werne assist.
Pizza Hut Players of the Game: Offense J.D. Gray. Lineman Aaron Berry. Defense Dylan Clark.
Records: Crittenden 8-0, Fulton 1-7