Saturday, October 31, 2009

Caldwell beats Mayfield in muck


Read about Caldwell's win over Mayfield. Click here for report from Princeton Times-Leader.


Rockets fall in fourth-quarter blitz


MURRAY, Ky. - Playing its second undefeated opponent in two weeks, Crittenden had Murray on the ropes in the third period but turnovers and injuries took a toll as the Tigers won 24-7 Friday after a fourth-quarter blitz at Roy Stewart Stadium.


J.D. Gray scored early in the third period after the Rockets got an onside kick to start the second half. His touchdown gave Crittenden a 7-3 lead in a battle of two bruising defenses.


Murray answered minutes later on the first of Brandon Wicks' three touchdowns, but the Rockets continued to move the ball. Crittenden drove to the Murray 30, 28 and 29 during the game, yet came up empty. With both teams grinding it out on the ground, possessions were few and the missed opportunities cost the Rockets.


Trailing 10-7, Crittenden had moved again into Murray territory, but running back Andrew Freemen fumbled and the Tigers recovered. On its first play after the recovery, Wicks broke around the left flank for a 71-yard TD run and a 17-7 lead early in the fourth. He added another scoring run five minutes later on a counter play. That touchdown was set up by a Murray interception and broke the Rockets' backs.


"They were a tough team, big and physical," Rocket coach Al Starnes said. "Our kids fought hard. We had chances, had chances early.


"We gave them some opportunities, too. We went for it on fourth down (on the first possession) and gave them a short field then held them to a field goal," Starnes added. "We had them on the ropes. Our kids played well."


Murray scored its two fourth-quarter touchdowns after injuries had taken a major toll on the Crittenden secondary. Brian Berry was knocked out of the game in the third quarter with a head injury and Gray left in the fourth with a smashed thumb. Both play in the defensive backfield where two regulars were already out – Tanner Nix and Dustin Hernandez.


"The secondary is where we were thin anyway, but the kids did a great job," Starnes said.


Crittenden made just one penalty in the game, but it cost the Rockets on an early drive. In the first half, the Rockets outgained Murray 98 to 66 yards.


The Tigers finished 10-0 in the regular season for the second time in school history. They were undefeated in 1993 and finished the 1932 season with no losses, but one tie.


Crittenden will be at home next week, hosting Kentucky Country Day in the first round of the playoffs.


Pictured at top is coach Al Starnes going over second half strategy during halftime at Roy Stewart Stadium. Below are the Rockets converging on Murray's Brandon Wix.





SCORE BY QUARTERS

Crittenden  0   0   7    0

Murray        3   0   7   14


SCORING PLAYS

M-Jordan Benton 31 field goal, 7:38, 1st

CC-J.D. Gray 11 run (J.R. Adams kick) 3:24, 3rd

M-Brandon Wicks 33 run (Benton kick) 3:24, 3rd

M-Wicks 71 run (Benton kick) 11:15, 4th

M-Wicks 17 run (Benton kick) 5:28, 4th


TEAM TOTALS

First Downs: Crittenden 12, Murray 8

Penalties: Crittenden 1-10, Murray 4-45

Rushing: Crittenden 39-135, Murray 38-260

Passing: Crittenden 7-17-1, 64 yds., Murray 0

Total Yards: Crittenden 199, Murray 260

Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 2-1, Murray 1-1


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Crittenden-Gray 18-78, Brian Berry 11-38, Andrew Freeman 7-18, Devin Wallace 1-2, Bryce Willis 2-(-1). Murray-Wicks 17-163, Shickille Davis 12-33, Christian Duncan 2-39, Terrel Buck 2-6, Kendall Deese 1-0, Bob Fields 3-16, Demoree Fields 1-3.

Passing: Crittenden-Gray 7-16-1, 64 yds.

Receiving: Crittenden-Dylan Clark 5-46, Allen Kirk 1-7, Justin Lee 1-11.

Defense: Bebout 2 solos, 3 assists; 2 TFL; A.Berry 4 solos, 4 assists, 2 TFL; B.Berry 2 solos, 2 assists; Clark 4 solos, 3 assists, 2 TFL, caused fumble; Cudnik 4 assists; Fletcher 8 solos, 5 assists, TFL; Gray 4 solos, 3 assists; Lee 4 assists, fumble recovery; Price solo; Thornton 5 solos, 6 assists; TFL, blocked kick, fumble recovery; D.Wallace assist; Werne solo, assist; Willis assist.

Pizza Hut Players of the Game: Offense Dylan Clark. Defense Dyllan Thornton and Jackie Fletcher. Lineman Aaron Berry.

Records: Crittenden 8-2, Murray 10-0


Friday, October 30, 2009

Final

MHS 24, CCHS 7

Halftime

Murray 3, CCHS 0

Game moved to MSU's stadium


Tonight's Crittenden County vs. Murray high school football game has been moved from the Murray High field to Murray State's Roy Stewart Stadium due to wet conditions. Murray State's field has Sports Turf, and holds up better in extremely wet weather. Game time is 7:30 p.m. 

There is also a concert at the nearby Regional Events Center and a Bass Fishing event on campus, which might create a bit of traffic congestion around the stadium.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Murray Pre-Game Podcast

Murray High vs. Rockets PreGame Show with head coach Al Starnes



Week 10 - Murray - Notes

2009 Murray - #4 - 2A - (9-0)










Opponent Location Murray Opponent Result

Madisonville-North Hopkins H 21 6 W

Calloway County H 49 0 W

Fulton City A 82 6 W

Fulton County A 43 20 W

Ballard Memorial A 59 40 W

Trigg County A 17 0 W

Reidland H 49 0 W

Caldwell County H 20 6 W

Heath A 28 0 W

Crittenden County H











Murray's Opponents' 2009 Seasons:




Opponent Class Record Ranking*


Madisonville-North Hopkins 5A 5-4 UNR (Beat Hopkins Central 14-6)

Calloway County 4A 3-6 UNR (Lost to Hopkins Central 14-22)

Fulton City 1A 2-7 UNR (Beat Todd County and Fulton County)
Fulton County 1A 0-9 UNR


Ballard Memorial 1A 2-7 UNR (Lost to Trigg 6-53)

Trigg County 2A 5-4 UNR (4 game winning streak)

Reidland 2A 3-6 UNR (5 game losing streak)

Caldwell County 2A 3-6 #13 (Had to beat Reidland to get into the playoffs)
Heath 2A 4-5 UNR (Lost 5 out of its 7 games)

Crittenden County 1A 8-1 #6









* AP RANKINGS FOR OCTOBER 26, 2009










Murray Series












Year Location CCHS Murray Result

1963 H 14 14 TIE

1965 H 0 28 L

1966 A 6 42 L

1967 H 12 44 L

1968 A 0 38 L

1983 A 8 20 L

1984 H 6 14 L

1987 A 0 21 L

1988 H 10 3 W

1989 A 0 20 L

1990 H 21 27 L

1991 A 0 27 L

1999 MSU 12 9 W

2000 A 0 37 L

2000 A 14 41 L

2002 H 18 8 W

2003 A 12 27 L















CC is behind in the series 3-13-1 (20.6% winning percentage)









Biggest win in the series for CC, 18-8 in 2002










Biggest loss in the series for CC, 0-38 in 1968










Coach Starnes is 2-4 against Murray











Worst Winning Percentage










These are the teams that CC has worst winning percentage against and has beaten at least once.








Opponent Wins Losses Ties Win %

Fort Campbell 1 12 0 7.7%

Morganfield 1 6 0 14.3%

Mayfield 2 11 0 15.4%

Murray 3 13 1 20.6%

Union County 5 19 0 20.8%

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Senior Night Photos & More


Anyone interested in purchasing senior night photos, or others from the season can log onto the following link to Reese Baker's Web site.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rockets fall in Preps to No. 6

Bluegrasspreps Kentucky High School Football Rankings for Oct. 27
 
 
Class 1A
 
1. Lexington Christian vs. 2A #4 Corbin
2. Mayfield at 2A Caldwell County
3. Beechwood vs. 2A #5 Newport Central Catholic
4. Hazard vs. 5A Clay County
5. Frankfort vs. 2A Danville
6. Crittenden County at 2A #8 Murray
7. Raceland -- OPEN
8. Bellevue vs. 2A Lloyd Memorial
9. Louisville Holy Cross -- OPEN
10. Pikeville vs. 3A #7 Sheldon Clark
 
Class 2A
 
1. Fort Campbell vs. 5A Hopkinsville
2. DeSales at 6A Southern
3. Prestonsburg at 3A Pike County Central
4. Corbin at 1A #1 Lexington Christian Academy
5. Newport Central Catholic at 1A #3 Beechwood
6. Green County at 4A #7 Marion County
7. Monroe County at 4A #5 Allen County-Scottsville
8. Murray vs. 1A #6 Crittenden County
9. Covington Holy Cross at Shadyside (OH), (10/31)
10. Christian Academy-Louisville at 1A Kentucky Country Day
 

Rockets fall to 6th in AP poll

Kentucky polls 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The top teams in the 

Kentucky Associated Press high school 

football polls, with first-place votes, re- 

cords, total points and previous rankings: 


Class 1A 

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 

1. Mayfield (12) 9-0 200 1 

2. Lex. Christian (8) 8-1 196 2 

3. Beechwood (1) 6-3 161 4 

4. Frankfort - 7-2 125 5 

5. Hazard - 6-3 111 6 

6. Crittenden Co. - 8-1 99 3 

7. Allen Central - 8-1 81 7 

8. Bellevue - 6-3 48 8 

9. Raceland - 6-4 42 

10. Campbellsville - 6-3 25 

Others receiving votes: 11, Fairview 16. 

12, Lou. Holy Cross 14. 13, Pikeville 12. 

14, Harlan 10. 15, Eminence 9. 16, Wil- 

liamsburg 5. 


Class 2A 

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 

1. Fort Campbell (19) 9-0 208 1 

2. Prestonsburg (2) 9-0 178 2 

3. Corbin - 8-1 164 3 

4. Murray - 9-0 150 4 

5. Green Co. - 7-2 112 7 

6. Lou. DeSales - 6-3 106 6 

7. Newport Cen. Catholic - 4-5 68 8 

8. Monroe Co. - 7-2 63 5 

9. Lou. Christian Acd. - 7-2 62 10 

10. Shelby Valley - 6-3 25 9 

Others receiving votes: 11, Cov. Holy 

Cross 8. 12, Hancock Co. 6. 13, Caldwell 

Co. 2. 13, Danville 2. 


Monday, October 26, 2009

Poll Question Information

Jamie Champion* (1961-1964) n/a receptions, n/a yards, 9 touchdowns
Jared Champion (1996) 40 receptions, 594 yards, 7 touchdowns
T.K. Guess (2002-2005) 95 receptions, 1774 yards, 17 touchdowns
Denis Hodge (1982-1985) 50 receptions, 874 yards, 9 touchdowns
Jerry Jessup* (1986-1989) 23 receptions, 586 yards, 9 touchdowns
Shawnte Moss (2001-2004) 40 receptions, 697 yards, 7 touchdowns
Chad Perryman (1990-1993) 85 receptions, 1655 yards, 15 touchdowns

* INCOMPLETE STATS

- VOTE FOR WHO YOU BELIEVE IS THE BEST RECEIVER ON THE WEEKLY POLL LOCATED IN THE LEFT MARGIN.


Mayfield Post-Game Report

Sponsored by  Health Quest Wellness Center in Marion, Ky.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Mayfield regains First District throne


MARION, Ky. - There is no denying that the balance of power is back in order in the Class A First District.


One year after Crittenden County upset the hierarchy of small-school western Kentucky football by beating Mayfield twice in one season, the mighty Cardinals are back on top, thrashing the Rockets 42-7 in a clash of two previously unbeaten top 5 teams.


"They're for real. They're No. 1," said Rocket coach Al Starnes. "We threw everything we had at them and they stopped us. They are better on defense than I thought."


Right out of the chute, Mayfield declared its return to the throne, scoring twice in about four minutes and running out to a 22-0 halftime lead. For the methodical Rocket offense, that alone was insurmountable. 


"Our defense played great," Mayfield coach Joe Morris said. "We took it to them and dominated the game."


Crittenden managed just 88 yards rushing and 73 in the air.


"Our kids worked really hard for this. They remembered what happened last year on this field and they were rewarded for their hard work."


Crittenden beat the Cardinals 27-14 at Mayfield in the 2008 regular season, and 26-13 at Marion in the regional championship game. It was the first time a team had knocked off the Class A First Region superpower twice in one season. 


The Rockets were hoping that history would repeat itself and give them homefield advantage through the playoffs, but the Cardinals were irrepressible this time. Barring any upsets, they will be at home for every post-season game, except the championship at Bowling Green.


Mayfield scored on its first four offensive series of the game and put touchdowns on the board on three of its first four possessions in the second half. Running back Tyreese Murrell was the workhorse, gathering 158 yards on the ground and scoring twice.


Mayfield's heralded receiver Xavier Shelton was held in check most of the game on offense. He was the focus of Crittenden's defensive scheme and didn't catch a pass against a double team in the secondary until midway through the third period. Yet the talented senior found ways to hurt his hosts. He returned the Rockets' first punt for a 73-yard touchdown and caught a TD pass in the third period from quarterback Luke Guhy, who was 8-for-14 with three touchdowns.


With Shelton bottled up downfield – and out of the backfield where he rushed for just five yards on two attempts – Mayfield turned to others in its vast arsenal. Junior Javarius Richardson caught two touchdown passes of 37 and 15 yards. And backup running back Decole Noonan scooted free for a 76-yard run on his only carry to set up Mayfield's field goal in the second period.


The third-ranked Rockets were unable to gain any momentum, falling behind early and leaving last season's double-dip over Mayfield in the distant past.


"Our kids played hard. Other than a few missed tackles, we did all we could do. We gave it all we had," Starnes said.


The Rockets came out throwing the ball, trying to catch top-ranked Mayfield off guard. The hype leading up to the matchup – billed as the Game of the Year in Western Kentucky – centered largely on the Rockets' ball-control offense as its lone weapon vs. the big-play Cardinals. Crittenden threw on first down its first three possessions, but Mayfield was ready for it. Cardinal defensive back William Higgingson, a sophomore, picked off two passes, including Gray's second of the contest to set up his team's second touchdown on a short field. 


Mayfield had excellent field position early and made the Rockets pay.


"We were prepared for this game," said Morris, whose team was off last week, giving it time to mend and polish its plan. "Our coaching staff did a great job and our kids were ready to play Monday or Tuesday."


Crittenden managed to get a little pressure on the Mayfield quarterback in the second and third periods, and slowed the firestorm. Still, the defense that was among the best in the state – allowing only a little more than a touchdown a game – had few answers for Mayfield's versatile attack. On offense, it was no easier for Crittenden. Despite scoring 34 points a game this season, the Rockets managed a meager touchdown in the fourth period when Brian Berry scored after senior receiver Allen Kirk caught a 43-yard pass, taking the ball deep into Mayfield territory.


Crittenden (8-1) will close out its regular season next week at undefeated Murray High.


PLAYOFFS

The Rockets wrapped up second place in the First District and will host Kentucky Country Day (5-4) in the opening round of the playoffs on Nov. 6. Crittenden beat KCD in the first round last year 47-0. Click here for Class A Final Standings.




ROCKET DEFENSIVE BACK Robert Cudnik (20) defends against Mayfield's Javarius Richardson's fourth-quarter touchdown catch in top photo. Directly above, Rocket QB J.D. Gray finds little running room against the Mayfield defense.


SCORE BY QUARTERS

Mayfield            19   3   13   7

Crittenden Co.  0    0     0   7


SCORING PLAYS

M-Xavier Shelton 73 punt return (Marc Wynstra kick) 9:27, 1st

M-Javarius Richardson 37 pass from Luke Guhy (kick failed) 7:53, 1st

M-Tyreese Murrell 9 run (pass failed) :35, 1st

M-Wynstra 33 field goal, 9:04, 2nd

M-Murrell 27 run (pass failed) 9:56, 3rd

M-Shelton 25 pass from Guhy (Wynstra kick) 1:23, 3rd

CC-Brian Berry 8 run (J.R. Adams kick) 9:54, 4th

M-Richardson 15 pass from Guhy (Wynstra kick) 4:48, 4th


TEAM TOTALS

First Downs: Crittenden 6, Mayfield 11

Penalties: Crittenden 2-30, Mayfield 5-31

Rushing: Crittenden 27-88, Mayfield 35-258

Passing: Crittenden 5-15-2, 73 yds., Mayfield 8-14-0, 120 yds.

Total Yards: Crittenden 161, Mayfield 378

Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 2-0, Mayfield 1-0


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: Crittenden-J.D. Gray 14-67, Berry 9-16, Andrew Freeman 4-5. Mayfield-Murrell 22-158, Clay Sweatman 1-(-2), Matthew Shultz 3-12, Shelton 2-5, Decole Noonan 1-76, Jonathon Jackson 1-2, Guhy 2-12.

Passing: Crittenden-Gray 5-13-1, 73 yds., Berry 0-2-1. Mayfield-Guhy 8-14-0, 120 yds.

Receiving: Crittenden-Allen Kirk 1-43, Freeman 1-14, Berry 2-13, Dylan Clark 1-3.

Defense: A.Berry 6 solos, 3 assists, TFL; B.Berry solo, 3 assists; Clark solo, assist; Cudnik 4 solos, 2 assists; Fletcher 6 solos, 2 assists; Freeman solo, 3 assists; Gray 2 solos, 3 assists; Hernandez solo, 2 assists; Lee 3 solos; Long 2 solos; Price solo, assist, TFL; Thornton 5 solos, 2 assists; B.Wallace solo; Werne solo, 5 assists.

Pizza Hut Players of the Game: Offense Allen Kirk. Defense Aaron Berry. Lineman Aaron Berry.

Records: Crittenden 8-1, Mayfield 9-0.


Halftime

Mayfield 22, CCHS 0

One hour to kickoff

At 6:30, Rocket stadium is nearly full as fans await CCHS vs Mayfield

WPSD preview

See WPSD-TV's Preview of tonight's showdown between Mayfield and Crittenden.
Click here.

Tailgate Party before Mayfield Game

Rocket fans will be tailgating near the west end zone Friday night before the game.
Grills will be available. Bring meat and drinks. It's free, otherwise.
Tailgating starts after 5 p.m.

Friday Pregame Podcast

Featuring interview with Mayfield Sports Writer.
Get insight on the Cardinals from Mayfield Messenger sports writer Kevin Weaks.
Sponsored by Just-A-Burgr on North Main Street in Marion, Ky.



Starters for tonight's game

Mayfield Offense


C      55   Carlos Parrott

RG   65   Hunter Kingston

RT  61    Taylor Sullivan

LG   63    Scott Leet

Lt   75    Jantzen Jones

WR  18   William Higginson

WR   15  Javarious Richardson

WR  7    Xavier Shelton

RB  6     Tyreese Murrell

RB    9    Jonathon Jackson

QB  14   Luke Guhy



Crittenden County Defense


DE   6      Dylan Clark

DT   53    Aaron Berry

N   62      Daniel Price

DT   31    Andrew Freeman

DE    57   Terry Werne

M   54      Jackie Fletcher

W   3       Brian Berry

S    1       Dylan Thorton

CB   20   Robert Cudnik

S     14    JD Gray

CB   22   Justin Lee

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mayfield Pre-Game Show

Just-A-Burgr restaurant in Marion is this week's PreGame Podcast Sponsor.
Today's podcast features Coach Al Starnes and Rocket players Dylan Clark and Brian Berry.


Click here for more podcasts on Rocket Football

Rockets don pink to fight cancer


High school football coaches and 120 teams across Kentucky are rallying around one of their own and his wife's battle with breast cancer. Denise Rains, wife of Class A Lexington Christian football coach Paul Rains, was diagnosed with breast cancer Sept. 2 and has begun chemotherapy treatments.

As a show of support for the Rains family, dozens of high school football teams, including Crittenden County, have purchased pink ribbons to wear on their helmets for the rest of the season. Coach Rains has been working with a company to provide the ribbons. So far, more than 5,000 orders have been received. Crittenden County's ribbons came in early this week and they will be worn on the rear of the helmet inside the black stripe.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Podcast Interview: Mayfield's Joe Morris


Special Extra Podcast this week with Mayfield coach Joe Morris.
Sponsored by Four Rivers Land Survey & Engineering - Jake Selph.




Week 9 Game Notes

For This Week's Game Notes & Statistics Update

Parade will not be rescheduled

The 2009 Homecoming parade will not be rescheduled. It was rained out two weeks ago. 

Class floats will be judged and on display at Friday night's football game against Mayfield. Senior night will begin at 7 p.m., Friday.

Homecoming coronation will begin at 6 p.m., at the Nov. 6 playoff game.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Poll rankings released


Class 1A 

Rank-School FPV Rcd TP Pvs 

1. Mayfield (11) 8-0 198 1 

2. Lex. Christian (9) 7-1 193 2 

3. Crittenden Co. - 8-0 159 3 

4. Beechwood (1) 5-3 151 4 

5. Frankfort - 6-2 113 5 

6. Hazard - 5-3 94 6 

7. Allen Central - 7-1 71 7 

8. Bellevue - 6-2 60 8 

9. Fairview - 6-2 33 10 

10. Lou. Holy Cross - 5-4 32 10 

Others receiving votes: 11, Raceland 16. 

12, Pikeville 12. 13, Harlan 7. 13, Camp- 

bellsville 7. 15, Williamsburg 4. 16, Bethle- 

hem 3. 17, Eminence 2. 


BluegrassPreps.com

Class A

1. Lexington Christian

2. Mayfield

3. Beechwood

4. Crittenden County

5. Hazard

6. Frankfort

7. Louisville Holy Cross

8. Pikeville

9. Bellevue

10. Raceland


Monday, October 19, 2009

Health Quest Wellness Center Post Game Report

Today's Health Quest Wellness Center post-game report features Dr. Johnny Newcom with an injury report and Coach Al Starnes with some comments about the win at Fulton and the big game this Friday against top-ranked Mayfield.



Friday, October 16, 2009

Rockets unstoppable at Fulton


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


SCORING PLAYS

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


TEAM TOTALS

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


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

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


Directions to Fulton Football Field

Here is the link to the street directions to Fulton's football field for tonight's game.
Click on the address below:

The Undefeateds

Fifteen football teams in state remain unbeaten

Fifteen Kentucky high school football teams remain unbeaten with three weeks to go in the regular season, including Crittenden County. Others are in Class 4A: Lone Oak, Lawrence County, Allen County-Scottsville, West Jessamine and Boyle County; in 5A: Anderson County, John Hardin and Highlands; in 3A: Somerset and Mason County; in 2A: Prestonsburg, Murray and Fort Campbell; and in Class 1A: Mayfield and Crittenden County.

Boyle County and West Jessamine play this week and two others, Crittenden and Mayfield play next week, and Crittenden plays Murray the last week of the season.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Week 8 News & Notes





2009
Fulton City - 1A - District Opponent - (0-2) (1-6)
Opponent Location Fulton City Opponent Result
Lake County (TN) A 19 70 L
Gleason (TN) H 0 50 L
Murray H 6 82 L
South Fulton (TN) A 26 55 L
Todd County Central A 42 14 W
Ballard Memorial** A 22 64 L
Mayfield** A 0 49 L
OPEN WEEK
Fulton City's Opponents' 2009 Seasons:
Opponent Class Record District Record Ranking*
Lake County (TN) 1A 5-2 n/a #7 (Beat Fulton County 55-30)
Gleason (TN) 1A 5-2 n/a Unranked (3-game winning streak)
Murray 2A 7-0 n/a #4 (Beat Madisonville 21-6)
South Fulton (TN) 1A 4-3 n/a Unranked (Lake County (TN) 27-9)
Todd County Central 2A 0-8 n/a Unranked (Have been outscored 52-433)
Ballard Memorial** 1A 1-6 1-2 Unranked (Have allowed 289 points)
Mayfield** 1A 8-0 3-0 #1 (2nd Highest Scoring Offense in 1A)
* Rankings as of October 5, 2009
** District Opponent
Fulton
City Series
Season Location Crittenden Fulton City Result
1957 H 0 41 L
1958 A 7 35 L
1959 H 7 27 L
1960 A 13 48 L
1965 H 13 7 W
1966 A 7 26 L
1967 H 0 27 L
1968 A 2 35 L
1969 H 12 33 L
1970 A 6 48 L
1971 H 26 0 W
1972 A 25 0 W
1973 H 6 32 L
1974 A 6 7 L
1975 H 8 6 W
1976 A 14 33 L
1977 H 14 41 L
1978 A 8 38 L
1979 H 0 14 L
1986 H 65 20 W
1987 A 6 9 L
1988 H 52 0 W
1989 A 15 22 L
1990 H 12 28 L
1993 H 0 12 L
1994 A 22 16 W
1995 H 27 26 W
1996 A 20 18 W
1997 A 33 26 W
1998 H 30 13 W
2001 A 28 22 W
2001 H 19 12 W Playoffs
2002 H 30 14 W
2002 H 46 0 W Playoffs
2004 H 40 12 W Playoffs
2007 A 22 26 L
2008 H 44 13 W
Season Location Crittenden Fulton City Result
CC leads the series 17 - 20 (45.9%
winning percentage)
Biggest win in the series for CC, 52-0 in
1988
Biggest loss in the series for CC, 6-48
in 1970
Coach Starnes is 11-2 against Fulton City
The average score of the past 12 games
has been CC 36.4, FC 13
There has been 8 shutouts in the series,
4 for each team
Since 1994, CC is 11-1 against Fulton
City
Best
Start in School History, 8-0
With a win, CC will tie its best start in
school history. In 1999, that team started 8-0 as well but lost in week 9
Forfeits
CC has never received a forfeit before.
The1960 game between CC and Sturgis was not a forfeit, but the final score
was 2-0
Turnover
Battle
CC has won the
turnover battle in 11 of the past 17 games. In those 11 games, they are 10-1
with the only loss being to Caldwell County in week 10, 2008
About
the 7-0 Start
Last team to start 7-0 was 1999, team
finished 10-2 and lost in the 2nd round of the playoffs to Mayfield
1-1 all-time in week 8 games after
starting 7-0
Coach Starnes is 1-0 when starting 7-0 in
week 8 games (1999, Trigg County, 21-0)
In
Week 8 Games
CC is 21-31 all-time in Week 8 games
CC has won eight Week 8 games in a row
Coach Starnes is 14-4 in week 8 games
Crittenden
County On The Road
Coach Starnes has a record of 52-50 in
games on the road, this record does not count neutral field games
The CC Defense has only had one shutout
on the road in its last 19 tries (34-0, Webster County, 2008)
Largest
Scoring Margin by a CC Team on the Road
Margin Opponent Season CC Opponent Result
56 Greenville* 1980 64 8 W
53 Russellville 2005 59 6 W
53 Muhlenberg North 2003 53 0 W
50 Fulton County 2008 58 8 W
50 Fulton County 1972 50 0 W
47 Fulton County 2001 47 0 W
46 McLean County 2004 46 0 W
42 Fulton County 1999 42 0 W
38 Sturgis* 1963 45 7 W
37 Warren County* 1964 37 0 W
35 Paducah Lincoln* 1964 35 0 W
* School no longer in existence
CC
Scoring By Quarter
2009 Scoring
1st QTR 2nd QTR 3rd QTR 4th QTR TOTAL Per Game
Crittenden 70 68 48 13 199* 33.2
Opponents 7 13 13 20 53 8.8
* 1 team-point not included in scoring
totals due to forfeit
In the 90 games since the beginning of
the 2002, Crittenden County has outscored its opponent in the 4th quarter
only 32 times (36%).
In the last 26 games,
Crittenden County has outscored its opponent in the 1st quarter 19 times
(73%) but more specifically it has happened in every game this season. CC
has a record of 18-1 in those ballgames (only loss Caldwell County in week
10, 2007)
CC has allowed an opponent to score in
the 4th quarter for the first time (losing a shutout), 11 times since 2002.
Defense
Points Allowed Per Game
Points/Game Team Class Record
7.57 Crittenden County 1A 7-0
7.57 Fort Campbell 2A 7-0
8.86 Bowling Green 5A 6-1
9.00 Vallley 4A 6-1
9.14 Boyle County 4A 7-0
CC is tied for the #1 scoring defense in
the state (1A-6A).
Top
10 CC Defenses through 7 Games
Season Points**
1999 48 2 Shutouts * In week 8, this team had a shutout.
2009 53  
1975 56 2 Shutouts
1988 56 1 Shutout
1985 58 1 Shutout
1984 65 1 Shutout
1971 80 2 Shutouts
1996 80
2002 80
1998 81
** Maximum of 81 points allowed
Potential
Playoff Picture
This scenario is
based on the assumption that there are no other upsets and Crittenden County
beats Mayfield. Below would be the first round matchups. The records shown
include October 9th games.
Round 1 Playoff Games
District 1 Opponent (District) (Overall) (AP Ranking) District 2 Opponent (District) (Overall) (AP Ranking)
#1 Crittenden County (2-0) (7-0) (#3) Plays at Home Against #4 Caverna (0-2) (1-6) (UNR)
#2 Mayfield (3-0) (7-0) (#1) Plays at Home Against #3 Kentucky Country Day (1-1) (5-3) (#11)
#3 Ballard Memorial (1-2) (1-6) (UNR) Plays on the Road at #2 Bethlehem (1-1) (4-4) (#18)
#4 Fulton City (0-2) (1-6) (UNR) Plays on the Road at #1 Holy Cross (Louisville) (2-0) (4-4) (#10)
* AP Rankings as of October 5, 2009
J.D.
Gray
CC is undeated in the last 12 games when
J.D. Gray RUSHES for a Touchdown
Gray's interception
last week was his first interception since week 3 game against Calloway
County of the 2008 season. That was 16 straight games without an
interception.
Career
Completion Percentage Leaders*
Comp. % Player Completions Attempts Seasons
57.32% Austin Berry 227 396 2002-2005
55.73% J.D. Gray 141 253 2006-Pres.
54.33% Taylon Polk 69 127 2003-2006
44.93% Al Simmons 102 227 1979-1982
44.00% Buddy McDaniel 66 150 1982-1985
43.18% Doug Campbell 95 220 1995-1998
42.72% Jamie Curtis 182 426 1989-1992
41.98% Brian Shemwell 89 212 1995-1996
40.96% Zach Brantley 102 249 1998-2001
40.95% Mike Sutton 86 210 1969-1972
39.74% Turner Martin 120 302 1978-1981
39.15% Sean Thompson 110 281 2000-2003
* Minimum 100 passing attempts
and a career 35% completion percentage
Kickoff
Returns for Touchdowns in a Season
Before J.D. Gray
returned his second kickoff of the season for a touchdown against Ballard
Memorial, the last time a player returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in the
same season was in 2004 when Shawnte Moss accomplished the feat. No one has
ever done this 3 times in one season.
Kickoffs Returned for a TD in a Season Player Season
2 Jimmy Hopper 1961
2 Gary Winters 1970
2 Gary Winters 1971
2 David Beverly 1996
2 Shawnte Moss 2004
2 J.D Gray 2009
Record
Watch
Aaron Berry moved into 7th place in
career tackles with 242 passing Tanner Tabor (239) and Joey Rich (237).
J.D. Gray has 246 points and needs two
points to pass Ronnie Moss (248) on the all-time scoring list.
J.D. Gray moved into 3rd place in Career
Passing Yards with 1781 yards moving ahead of Sean Thompson (1757) and Turner
Martin (1694).
J.D. Gray moved into 5th place in Career
Rushing TDs passing Jimmy Hopper (30).
J.D. Gray is the only person in school
history to return two punts and two kickoffs for TDs in a career.
Passing Yards
in a Career
Name Seasons
3744 Austin Berry 2002-2005
2813 Jamie Curtis 1989-1992
1781 J.D. Gray 2006-Present
1757 Sean Thompson 2000-2004
1694 Turner Martin 1978-1981
Passing TDs in
a Career
Name Seasons
47 Austin Berry 2002-2005
21 J.D. Gray 2006-Present
19 Jamie Curtis 1989-1992
17 Mike Sutton 1969-1972
15 David Cozart 1985-1988
15 Sean Thompson 2000-2003
Rushing Yards
in a Career
Name Carries Seasons
3911 David Beverly 608 1994-1997
3486 Ronnie Moss n/a 1986-1988
2981 Jimmy Hopper n/a 1960-1963
2835 Rodney Robertson 464 2005-2008
2532 J.D. Gray 406 2006-Pres.
Rushing TDs in
a Career
Name Seasons
38 Dennis Mott 1961-1964
37 David Beverly 1994-1997
36 Ronnie Moss 1986-1988
34 Rodney Robertson 2005-2008
31 J.D. Gray 2006-Present
30 Jimmy Hopper 1961-1963
TDs
Scored in a Career
Name Rushing Receiving Interception Kick Return Punt Return Fumble Return
46 T.K. Guess 21 17 4 1 2 1
44 Dennis Mott 38 4 0 2 0 0
44 Rodney Robertson 34 9 0 1 0 0
42 David Beverly 37 1 1 2 1 0
39 Ronnie Moss 36 1 1 0 1 0
38 J.D. Gray 31 3 0 2 2 0
34 Jimmie Hopper 30 0 1 2 0 1
Points Scored in a Career Name Seasons
288 T.K. Guess 2002-2005
268 Rodney Robertson 2005-2008
267 Dennis Mott 1961-1964
260 David Beverly 1994-1997
248 Ronnie Moss 1986-1988
246 J.D. Gray 2006-Present
Tackles for Loss - Career Name Seasons
35 Aaron Berry 2006-Present
28 Dylan Clark 2006-Present
27 Zack Beverly 1999-2002
24 Gaige Courtney 2005-2008
22 Brian Penn 1995-1998
21 Matt Jent 1996-1999
19 Jordan Roberts 2000-2003
18 Lucas Mick 1998-2001
18 Dustin Lanham 2002-2005
16 Josh James 1999-2002
Sacks in a Career Name Seasons
15 Zack Beverly 1999-2002
10 Jeff Porter 1982-1985
9 Jeff Campbell 1982-1985
9 Aaron Berry 2006-Present
8 Greg Brantley 1972-1975
8 Bobby West 1993-1996
8 Matt Jent 1996-1999
8 Dylan Clark 2006-Present
Tackles in a Career Solos Assists Name Seasons
345 177 168 Gaige Courtney 2005-2008
311 160 151 Wompie Stewart 1982-1985
289 180 109 Blake Gardner 2002-2005
274 n/a n/a Billy Mills 1979-1982
256 n/a n/a Von Summers 1977-1980
247 172 75 David Beverly 1994-1997
242 113 129 Aaron Berry 2006-Pres.
239 161 78 Tanner Tabor 1996-1999
237 145 92 Joey Rich 1996-1999
234 n/a n/a Josh Andrews 1985-1988
234 152 82 Josh Cozart 1998-1999
Fumble Rec. in a Career Name Seasons
8 Billy Mills 1979-1982
7 Gaige Courtney 2005-2008
7 Andrew Freeman 2007-Present
6 7 others tied with 6.    
PATs Made in a Career Name Seasons
90 George Congenie 2002-2005
56 J.R. Adams 2008-Present
38 Aaron Summers 1985-1988
38 Brad Madden 1996-1999
28 Chad Perryman 1990-1993
PATs Att. in a Career Name Seasons
113 George Congenie 2002-2005
75 J.R. Adams 2008-Present
60 Aaron Summers 1985-1988
60 Brad Madden 1996-1999
35 Chad Perryman 1990-1993