Thursday, September 24, 2015

At a Glance: Union County Game

By Andy Hunt

Union County is 3-3 in their last six home games 

2015 Union County 3A (3-1, District 0-0)
Week 1 – Hancock County (0-5, 2A) – WIN – 40-13
Week 2 – Webster County (0-4, 3A) – WIN – 6-50
Week 3 – Madisonville North Hopkins* (1-4, 4A) – LOSS – 19-51
Week 4 – Hart County** (4-1, 3A) – WIN – 42-29

* Madisonville’s opponents this season have been Evansville (IN) Harrison (#18, 4A), Owensboro (#2, 5A), McCracken County (#12, 6A), Union County (UNR, 3A), and Paducah Tilghman (#8, 3A).

** Hart Count beat Todd County Central 28-7.  They also won against Ballard Memorial 18-0 in week 1.

Union County has 50 players on its roster.

Union has one of the highest scoring offenses in 3A.  They are averaging 38 points per game.

Crittenden County vs. Union County Series
Season - Location - Score - Crittenden’s Result
1964 - HOME - 6-30 – Loss
1965 - AWAY - 0-19 – Loss
1966 - HOME - 0-38 – Loss
1967 - AWAY - 0-28 – Loss
1968 - HOME - 0-40 – Loss
1969 - AWAY - 16-54 – Loss
1970 - HOME - 8-38 – Loss
1971 - AWAY - 0-8 – Loss
1972 - HOME - 6-41 – Loss
1973 - AWAY - 0-41 – Loss
1979 - AWAY - 0-42 – Loss
1980 - HOME - 0-42 – Loss
1981 - AWAY - 8-21 – Loss
1982 - HOME - 6-33 – Loss
1985 - HOME - 12-6 – Win
1986 - AWAY - 0-23 – Loss
2001 - AWAY - 13-22 – Loss
2002 - HOME - 41-12 – Win
2003 - AWAY - 6-12 – Loss
2004 - HOME - 49-52 – Loss
2005 - AWAY - 46-40 – Win
2006 - HOME - 7-54 – Loss
2007 - AWAY - 42-22 – Win
2008 - HOME - 25-16 – Win
2011 - AWAY - 16-41 – Loss
2012 - HOME - 35-6 – Win
2013 - AWAY - 6-43 – Loss
2014 - HOME - 12-42 – Loss

Crittenden is behind in the series 6-22 (21.4% win pct.) but are 5-6 (45.5 % win pct.) in the last 11 games

Since 1985, no team has lost/won more than two games in a row.  Crittenden is currently on a two game losing streak to Union County.
Union  has won 3 of the last 4 overall.

Union County leads the scoring in the series 360-866

The 2004 matchup with Union County had the highest combined amount of points in a single game, 101, in Crittenden football history.  

Biggest Crittenden win - 41-12 in 2002 and 35-6 in 2012.

Biggest Union  win - 54-7 in 2006

Coach Starnes is 5-6 against Union County 

Record Watch
Record Watch
- Alex Cosby now has 24 career receptions.  With one more reception, Cosby will be the 21st player in school history to have at least 25 career receptions.
- The 712 passing yards through the first five games of the season for Nick Castiller are the 3rd most passing yards ever for a Rocket QB in the first four games of a season.  Austin Berry passed for 856 and 726 in 2005 and 2004, respectively.
- Nick Castiller is currently 7th on the career passing yards list. He now has 1,505 career passing yards.  Next up on the list are Doug Campbell (1,515), Turner Martin (1,694), and Sean Thompson (1,757).
- Dylan Hollis caught his 36th career pass last week.  On the all-time receptions list, Grant Gardner has 38 receptions and then Tanner Nix, Shawnte Moss, and Jared Champion are next up on the list with 40 career receptions each.
- Dylan Hollis is still currently 7th in career receiving yards with 608 yards.  The next players on the list are Bobby Knox (654), Jerry Jessup (687), and Shawnte Moss (697).  
- Nick Castiller is 5th in career completions with 130 completions.  In 4th place is Travis Gilbert with 140 completions, in 3rd place is J.D. Gray with 174, in 2nd place is Jamie Curtis with 182 and the all-time leader is Austin Berry with 227 completions.
- Nick Castiller is 7th in career attempts with 256.  Ahead of Castiller are Travis Gilbert with 279 and Sean Thompson with 281.  The all-time leader is Jamie Curtis with 426.
- Austin Berry (122, 62), Jamie Curtis (88, 67), J.D. Gray (66,59), and Turner Martin (60, 58) have all had at least two season with 50 pass completions.  Rocket QB Nick Castiller had 77 completions last season and has 51 so far this season.  Castiller has become the 5th QB in school history with two seasons of at least 50 completions.
- Nick Castiller had his fourth, 100+ yard passing game of the season.  The single season record holder for most 100 yard passing games in a season is Austin Berry with 10 (2004).  Next in that category are J.D. Gray (2010) with six and Sean Thompson (2003) with five.
- Alex Cosby’s 82-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the first one for CC in 42 games.  The last kickoff return TD was by Dustin Hernandez in 2011 against Marshall County.  The only other times in school history CC went longer between Kickoff Return TDs was from 1996 to 2000 (45 games) and from 1980 to 1991 (120 games).
- Cosby’s TD was the third time a kickoff had been returned for a TD against Webster County by a Rocket Player.  The other two occurrences were Rodney Robertson (82 yards, 2007) and Russell Roberts (80 yards, 1995).
- Will Perkins seven PAT attempts ties him for the 5th most in a single game.  It was the first time since 2010 that a Rocket Kicker had attempted at least seven PATs against an opponent.  The record holder is Micah Hollamon with nine (2010, Fulton County).
- Will Perkins made six PATs last week which ties for the sixth most in a single game.  Six PATs have been kicked by Rocket Players nine times.  The record is seven in a single game and that is held by 5 different players.
- With his 9 tackle performance last week, Travis McKinney moved into the top 25 tacklers of all-time.  He currently has 165 career tackles.  In 22nd-24th place are Dustin Lanham (179), Brian Penn (178), and Rodney Robertson (169).
- Travis McKinney has moved into a tie with Jeff Campbell for 5th place on the all-time sack list.  McKinney and Campbell have nine sacks.  Tied for 2nd on the list are Jeff Porter, Aaron Berry, and Dylan Clark with 10 career sacks.  Zac Beverly (1999-2002) is the all-time leader with 15.
- Travis McKinney had his 17th, 18th, and 19th career tackles for loss versus Webster County.  He now is in a tie for 8th on the list with Jordan Roberts (2000-2003).  Next up on the record list are Matt Jent (21), Brian Penn (22), and Gaige Courtney (24). 
- Travis Fitzgerald is now tied for 5th in career caused fumbles with 6.  Just ahead of him are Matt Jent, Nathan Heady, and current Rocket, Travis McKinney, with 8.  The all-time leader is Blake Gardner with 9.
- Freshman Gavin Dickerson keeps climbing up the freshman tackles in a season record list.  Last week he recorded 12 tackles and now Dickerson has 44 on the season.  The leaders in freshman tackles in a season are current Rocket, Adam Beavers, and Gaige Courtney (2005) with 49, Aaron Berry (2006) with 47, & Tanner Tabor (1996) and Brenden Phillips with 45 (2010).
- Dylan Smith has registered 55 tackles through 5 games this season.  Assuming the Rockets, at a minimum, play at least 12 games this season, Smith is on pace for more than 132 tackles.  The last time a Rocket had that many tackles in a season was 2008 when Gaige Courtney recorded 135 tackles.  132 tackles would be the 6th highest single season total for a Rocket.  Wompie Stewart is all-time leader in the category with 154 during the 1985 season.  132 tackles would be the 3rd highest total for a Junior.

- Dylan Smith had 10 total tackles in all of the 2014 season.  Smith has had single game totals of 10 or more four times in the five games this season.

2015 District Opponent Review – Week 3
- Russellville (5-0) – Their five opponents have a combined record of 8-17 this season.  Russellville played our first common opponent of the season in Todd County Central and won 64-28 last week.  Russellville had two, 100-yard rushers and a 200-yard rusher in the game which were part of 559 total rushing yards for the Panthers.
- Fulton City (1-4) – Lost to South Fulton (TN), 16-46.  South Fulton is 3-2.  Chan Malray (#4, QB) is 47/96 for 469 yards passing, 6 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on the season for Fulton City.  The Bulldogs leading rusher is Areon Ferrell (#5, RB) with 217 yards.



- Fulton County (0-5) – Lost to Gibson Co. (TN), 20-61.  Gibson County is 3-2 with their other wins coming over Zion Christian (TN), 53-20, and Fulton City, 6-19.  Zion Christian is 0-5.

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