Friday, October 11, 2013

8th-ranked Murray overwhelms Rockets 54-0

MURRAY, Ky. – Rocket quarterback Travis Gilbert and running back Lane Wallace are among the state's leaders in passing and rushing in Class 2A.
Yards were tough to come by, but Brenden Phillips (20) led CCHS
in rushing at Murray Friday.

Both were nursing injuries and on the sideline for the Rockets' game at Murray Friday night for Crittenden County's first district matchup of the season. 

Chances are their service wouldn't have changed the outcome, but perhaps it might have made things a bit more competitive. The host Tigers made easy work of the Rockets in a 54-0 blowout.

Murray needed just 10 plays from scrimmage to score four times and the Tiger defense was just as overwhelming, holding Crittenden to just six yards rushing. Murray led 41-0 at the half.

At one point early in the second half, only Rocket senior Brenden Phillips had made net gains on the ground. The rest of the Crittenden backfield was in negative numbers.

Murray, although 4-3 on the season, is one of the best 2A teams in the state and it is easy to see why after the Tigers physically dominated both sides of the ball.

Murray is ranked eighth and Caldwell County, another district opponent that Crittenden will face in two weeks, is No. 1.

At one point this season three of the four teams in the Rockets' Class 2A First District were ranked in the top 10. Ballard Memorial has now fallen out of the top 10 and is ranked 13th. Union County, in the Second District and a possible Rocket post-season opponent, is ranked 11th in the state.

Crittenden, which started the season 3-1, is now 3-4 overall with Ballard next week on the road, and Caldwell the following Friday at home to close out the regular season.

It's not going to get any easier.

Travis McKinney chases Murray QB Boone.

Murray               28    13    0    13
Crittenden Co.   0      0     0     0

M-Peyton Glynn 40 run (Elijah Sholar pass from Glynn) 8:19, 1st
M-Desjahvonni Miles 42 run (run failed) 8:00, 1st
M-Dylan Boone 4 run (Schafer Putz kick) 4:33, 1st
M-Miles 50 pass from Boone (Putz kick) 1:42, 1st
M-James Holland 43 run (kick failed) 3:21, 2nd
M-Ryan Humphrey 1 run (Putz kick) :23, 2nd
M-Robert Harvey 7 run (Jackson Cain kick) 6:05, 4th
M-Harvey 70 run (no conversion) :00, 4th

First Downs: Crittenden 4, Murray 8
Penalties: Crittenden 1-5, Murray 5-40
Rushing: Crittenden 28-6, Murray 25-280
Passing: Crittenden 3-10-1, 48 yds., Murray 7-12-1, 172 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 54, Murray 452
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 1-0, Murray 2-0

Crittenden: Brenden Phillips 7-28, Austin Sitar 2-3, Maeson Myers 6-0, Nick Castiller 2-0, Noah Dickerson 3-(-15), Dylan Hollis 8-(-10). Murray: Peyton Glynn 1-40, John David Benton 1-15, Elijah Sholar 4-17, Desjahvonni Miles 2-61, Ryan Humphrey 2-4, James Holland 3-68, Dylan Boone 7-(-5), John Winchester 1-7, Robert Harvey 2-71, J.D. Cashion 2-2.
Alex Cosby tries to run down Peyton Glenn.
Crittenden: Dickerson 3-10-1, 48 yds. Murray: Boone 7-12-1, 172 yds.
Crittenden: Daniel Wagoner 2-42, Phillips 1-6. Murray: Jacob Mayes 1-56, Miles 2-51, Glynn 2-47, Tre Hornbuckle 1-4, Humphrey 1-14.
Caraway 2 assists; Phillips 2 solos, 3 assists, sack; Tinsley 2 solos, 5 assists; Wagoner 2 solos, 2 assists; Dickerson 5 solos; Birdwell assists; Castiller 2 solos, 2 assists; Cosby assist; Fitzgerald solo, assist; Hollis 2 solos, 2 assists, sack; A.McKinney solo, assist, sack; T.McKinney 4 assists, caused fumble; Sitar solo; Myers solo, assist.
Records: Crittenden 3-4, Murray 4-3