Friday, October 8, 2010

Rockets hammer Fulton County 61-6

HICKMAN, Ky. – The Rockets returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and never looked back en route to an easy 61-6 victory at Fulton County Friday night.

Brian Berry went 75 yards on the game's first kick and the Rockets blocked Fulton County's first punt and scored on their first play from scrimmage, a 14-yard pass from Berry to Tanner Nix. Andrew Freeman blocked the punt, and Bryce Willis scooped it up to set up Crittenden's second TD and a 14-0 lead a minute and a half into the game.

The Rockets made it 20-0 less than halfway through the first period when Fulton County brought a heavy rush toward Berry at QB, but he hit Dustin Hernandez for a 43-yard scoring pass.

Rocket defensive back Robert Cudnik intercepted a pass to set up the next touchdown, which he scored on the first place after his pick, a 34-yard pass from Berry for a 27-0 edge.

Andrew Freeman broke a 57-yard touchdown run on the Rockets' first play on the next series – to give Crittenden a 34-0 lead. Freshman Brenden Phillips gave his team a 40-0 first-quarter lead on a four-yard run late in the opening period and Freeman scored again in the second period for a 47-0 margin less than halfway through the second period.

Crittenden put the exclamation point on its first-half scoring when Berry went across the line in the final minute of the half for a 54-0 lead, probably its biggest first-half margin ever.

Backup Josh Gaston intercepted a pass in the second half and returned it for a touchdown to close out the Rockets' scoring.

"We had to establish ourselves early and put some points on the board," said Rocket coach Al Starnes. "We took care of business and did what we had to do, got our old kids out in the second half and the younger guys did a good job."

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Crittenden County   40  14    7    0
Fulton County           0     0     6  0

SCORING PLAYS
CC-Brian Berry 75 yards kickoff return (Micah Hollamon kick) 11:48, 1st
CC-Tanner Nix 14 pass from Brian Berry (Hollamon kick) 10:31, 1st
CC-Hernandez 42 pass from Berry (kick failed) 6:18, 1st
CC-Robert Cudnik 34 pass from Berry (Hollamon kick) 5:12, 1st
CC-Andrew Freeman 52 run (Hollamon kick) 2:21, 1st
CC-Brenden Phillips 3 run (kick failed) 1:43, 1st
CC-Freeman 22 run (Hollamon kick) 8:16, 2nd
CC-Berry 1 run (Hollamon kick) 1:02, 2nd
FC-Dillion Johnson 43 run (pass failed) 6:11, 3rd
CC-Josh Gaston 39 interception return (Hollamon kick) :00, 3rd

TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 5, Fulton 2
Penalties: Crittenden 4-25, Fulton 2-20
Rushing: Crittenden 25-250, Fulton 17-32
Passing: Crittenden 5-5-0, 135 yds., Fulton 3-18-3, 52 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 391, Fulton 84
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 4-3, Fulton 2-1
Thirds Downs: Crittenden 1-2, Fulton 0-8
Fourth Downs: Crittenden 0-1, Fulton 0-6

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Crittenden - Hernandez 2-50, Nix 3-46, Freeman 7-127, Phillips 6-10, Berry 3-5, Grant Gardner 1-5, Bowe Wallace 2-7. Fulton – Johnson 7-34, Obrien Mitchell 1-1, Cody Chessor 3-2, Day 1-(-7), Leonard Smith 2-(-4), Demontrell Pierce 3-5
Passing
Crittenden - Berry 4-4-0, 107 yds. Fulton – Shaquille Day 0-5-1, 0 yds., Smith 1-10-1, 38 yds., Johnson 2-3-1, 14 yds.
Receiving
Crittenden - Hernandez 1-32, Cudnik 1-34, Nix 1-14, Gardner 1-17, Phillips 1-34. Fulton – Johnson 1-38, Mitchell 1-7, Smith 1-7
Kickoffs
Crittenden - Berry 6-251 yds., 41.8 yd. avg., long: 59 yds.; Hollamon 3-60 yds., 20 yd. avg., long: 38 yds.; Cudnik 1-40 yds., 40 yd. avg., long: 40 yds.  Fulton – Chessor 2-46, 23 yd. avg., long: 40 yds.
Punts
Crittenden - None, Fulton – Chessor 1-(-12), (-12) yd., avg., long: (-12) yds.
Kickoff Returns
Crittenden - Berry 1-75 yds., 75.0 yd. avg., long: 75 yds.; 1 onside kick which did not go 10 yards and was not recovered.  Fulton – Smith 1-12 yds., 12.0 yd. avg., long: 12 yds.; Pierce 6-102 yds., 17.0 yd. avg., long: 49 yds.; Kyle Malone 2-5 yds., 2.5 yd. avg., long: 5 yds.; Johnson – 1-4 yds., 4.0 yd. avg., long: 4 yds.
Punt Returns
Crittenden – None, Fulton - None
Defense
Asbridge solo, 2 assists; Bebout 2 solos, 2 assists, TFL; Berry 2 solos, fumble recovery; Cozart 2 assists; Cudnik 2 assists, interception; Freeman solo, 2 assists; blocked punt; Gardner solo, interception; Gaston interception; Gilbert solo; Hamby solo, sack; Hernandez 3 solos, TFL; Knox 4 solos, assist, sack, caused fumble; Long solo, assist; Nix assist; Owen 2 solos; Phillips 2 solos, 2 assists; Tinsley assist; Wagoner assist; B.Wallace 3 solos, 2 assists, fumble recovery; D.Wallace 4 solos, TFL, caused fumble; Werne 4 assists; Willis 2 solos, 3 assists.
PIZZA HUT PLAYERS OF THE GAME: Defense Bobby Knox. Offense Brian Berry and Andrew Freeman. Lineman Eli Bebout.
Records: Crittenden 6-1 (2-0), Fulton 0-7 (0-2).


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