Wednesday, October 28, 2015

BALLARD GAME: At a Glance

BY ANDY HUNT

Ballard Memorial 2015 Season Recap (4-4, 1-2)
Hart County (5-4) – Away – 0-18 – Loss
Fulton City (1-8) – Home – 34-8 – Win
Marshall County (2-7) – Away –26-22 – Win
Dresden (TN) (8-1, #4, Class A)– Home – 6-48 – Loss
Vienna (IL) (1-8) – Home – 61-22 – Win
Webster County (1-8) – Home – 56-14 – Win *
Mayfield (6-3) – Away – 12-49 – Loss *
Murray (8-1)– Home – 7-59 – Loss *
* District Opponents, 2A, District 1

- This senior class for BMHS is 27-15 overall (64% winning percentage) and they are 16-5 at home for a winning percentage of 76%.

- BMHS Head Coach John Elliott is in his 5th season and has a record of 30-22.  Ballard is 18-8 at home during that time period.

- During the 5 season tenure of John Elliott, the Bombers have not lost a game in which they have scored 29 or more points.

Ballard Memorial Stat Leaders
Ballard Memorial does not report statistics to the KHSAA but below are the stats available from district games from other sources.
- Per Ballard’s opponent’s KHSAA stats, Ballard has averaged 135 yards rushing and 154 yards passing per district game this season.
- Vs. Mayfield – Butch Williams (#9, Jr.) scored on a 70-yard pass from Erick Marinelli (#8, Fr.) with 5:50 to go in the 1st to give Ballard a 6-0 lead on Mayfield.  Mayfield scored the next 7 TDs. Bryce Haynes scored on a 66-yard run with 5:20 to go in the contest.  Ballard had eight first downs.  Ballard had 36 rushing attempts for 120 yards (Devyn Bledsoe 22-71, Byas 5-3, Marinelli 3-(-22), Cook 2-0, Williams 1-3, Collier 2-(-1), Haynes 1-66) and went 6/11 for 126 yards passing with an interception (Marinelli had all passing stats).  Receiving for Ballard were Collier 3-43, Bledsoe 1-2, Williams 1-76, and Byas 1-5.
- Vs. Murray – Only score was a 70-yard run by Devyn Bledsoe (#15, Jr.) with a PAT by Peter Green (#50, So.).  Murray was ahead 38-7 at the half.  Murray had 395 yards rushing and 107 yards passing.

Crittenden vs Ballard Memorial Series
Season - Result - Score - Location
1975 - WIN - 30-0 – HOME
1976 - LOSS - 6-9 – AWAY
1977 - LOSS - 6-40 – HOME
1978 - LOSS - 0-14 – AWAY
1979 - LOSS - 6-29 – HOME
1980 - LOSS - 12-36 – AWAY
1981 - LOSS - 22-24 – HOME
1982 - WIN - 21-0 – AWAY
1983 - WIN - 12-0 – HOME
1984 - WIN - 22-0 – AWAY
1985 - WIN - 46-0 – HOME
1987 - WIN - 48-6 – HOME
1988 - WIN - 34-8 - AWAY
1989 - WIN - 20-14 – HOME
1990 - WIN - 27-20 – AWAY
1991 - WIN - 27-19 – HOME
1992 - WIN - 19-14 – AWAY
1995 - WIN - 26-6 – AWAY
1996 - WIN - 36-6 – HOME
1996 - WIN - 15-11 - HOME – Playoffs
1997 - WIN - 13-6 – AWAY
1998 - WIN - 27-7 – HOME
1998 - WIN - 19-0 - HOME – Playoffs
1999 - WIN - 7-0 – AWAY
2000 - WIN - 24-20 – HOME
2001 - LOSS - 8-21 – HOME
2001 - LOSS - 6-39 - HOME – Playoffs
2002 - LOSS - 6-25 – AWAY
2007 - WIN - 49-23 – AWAY
2008 - WIN - 41-19 – HOME
2008 - WIN - 48-8 - HOME – Playoffs
2009 - WIN - 27-6 – AWAY
2010 - WIN - 34-18 – HOME
2011 - WIN - 28-14 – AWAY
2012 - LOSS - 6-7 – HOME
2013 - LOSS - 7-40 – AWAY
2014 - LOSS – 21-34 - HOME

  • CC leads the series 25 - 12 (67.6% winning percentage)
  • CC has lost the last three games.
  • Biggest win in the series for CC, 46-0 in 1985
  • Biggest loss in the series for CC, 6-40 in 1977
  • Coach Starnes is 16-6 against Ballard Memorial
  • CC has never lost a game to Ballard in which they scored at least 23 points.

Most Games Played Against A Single Opponent
Opponent - Number of Contests
Caldwell County – 48
Russellville – 46
Fulton City – 43
Webster County – 42
Trigg County – 38
Ballard Memorial – 37

Record Watch

* The player’s position on an all-time or season list has changed.

Travis McKinney
*– Tackles in a Career – 193 – Currently Tied for 19th – Next up are Dyllan Thornton (2006-2009) with 197, Brenden Phillips (2010-2013) with 201, and Brian Berry (2007-2010) with 218.
– Tackles for Loss in a Career – 19 TFLs – Currently Tied for 8th with Jordan Roberts (2000-2003) – Next up are Matt Jent (21), Brian Penn (22), and Gaige Courtney (25).
– Caused Fumbles in a Career – 8 Caused Fumbles – Currently Tied for 2nd with Nathan Heady (2001) and Matt Jent (1996-1999) – The career leader is Blake Gardner (2002-2005) with 9.
– Fumble Recoveries in a Career – 5 Recoveries – Currently Tied for 13th with six others – The career leader is Billy Mills with 8.
– Sacks in a Season –4 – Currently tied for 13th place – Next up are five players tied with five sacks.
– Career Sacks – 10 – Currently tied for 2nd place – Next up is the all-time leader, Zac Beverly, with 15. 

Travis Fitzgerald
*– Tackles in a Career – 175 – Currently Tied for 25th – Next up are Brian Penn (1995-1998) with 178, Dustin Lanham (2002-2005) with 179, and David Hunt (1998-2001) with 180.
*– Tackles for Loss in a Career – 17 TFLs – Currently in 12th – Next up are Dustin Lanham and Lucas Mick with 18.
– Caused Fumbles in a Career – 6 Caused Fumbles – Currently Tied for 5th with three others – The career leader is Blake Gardner (2002-2005) with 9.
– Fumble Recoveries in a Career – 8 Recoveries – Currently Tied for all-time leader in the category with Billy Mills.

Nick Castiller
*– Career Passing Yards in a Season – 1,535 – Currently in 2nd place – Next up is Austin Berry (2004) with 2,017.
*– Career Passing Yards in a Career – 2,328 – Currently in 3rd place – Next is Jamie Curtis (1989-1992) with 2,813 and Austin Berry (2002-2005) with 3,744 yards.
*– Passing Completions in a Season –103 – Currently in 2nd place – Next up is Austin Berry (2004) with 122.
*– Passing Completions in a Career – 182 – Currently tied for 2nd place – Next up is the all-time leader, Austin Berry with 227.
*– Passing Attempts in a Season – 194 – Currently in 3rd place – Next up are Jamie Curtis & Austin Berry with 203.
– Passing Attempts in a Career – 359 – Currently in 3rd place – Next up are Austin Berry with 396, and the all-time leader, Jamie Curtis, with 426.
– Passing Touchdowns in a Season – 14 – Currently in 3rd place – Next up are Austin Berry (2005) with 17 and Austin Berry (2004) with 29.
*– Passing Touchdowns in a Career – 18 – Currently in 4th place – Next up are Jamie Curtis with 19, J.D. Gray with 24, and the all-time leader, Austin Berry, with 47.
*- Rushing Touchdowns in a Season – 13 – Currently tied for 12th place with Danny Hodges (1975), Ronnie Moss (1987), and Jeramie Sorina (2006) – Next up are Andrew Freeman (2010), Brian Berry (2009) and J.D. Gray (2008) with 14. 
*- Touchdowns Scored in a Career – 17 – Tied with Lane Wallace for 19th – Next up are Demetric Moss (2000-2003) & Chad Perryman with 18.

Dylan Hollis
*– Receptions in a Season – 23 – Currently tied for 15th place – Next up are Dylan Clark (2009) and Gaige Courtney (2008) with 24.
– Receptions in a Career – 47 – Currently in 7th place – Next up are Bobby Knox with 48, Denis Hodge with 50, and Kayle Malcom with 51.
– Receiving Yards in a Season – 412 – Currently in 10th place – Next up are Bobby Knox (2012) with 441 and Kyle Myers (1997) with 479.
– Receiving Yards in a Career – 758 – Currently in 4th place – Next up are Denis Hodge (874), Chad Perryman (1,655), and T.K. Guess (1,774).
– Receiving Touchdowns in a Season – 6 – Currently tied for 5th place with seven others – Next up are Shawnte Moss and Jared Champion with 7, Jamie Champion with 8, and T.K. Guess (2005) with 12.
– Receiving Touchdowns in a Career – 8 – Currently tied for 8th place with two others – Next up are five players (Denis Hodge, Jerry Jessup, Rodney Robertson, Mike Tosh, and Jamie Champion) with nine, Chad Perryman with 15, and T.K. Guess with 17.
– Consecutive Games with a Reception – 11 – All-time leader is T.K. Guess with 22
- Touchdowns Scored in a Career – 19 – Tied with Sean Thompson and Donny Beverly for 14th – Next up are Brian Berry with 20 and Jeramie Sorina with 22
*– Tackles in a Career – 161 – Currently Tied for 30th – Next up are Lucas Mick (1998-2001), Josh James (1999-2002), and Jacob Courtney (2003-2006) with 163 tackles.

Dylan Smith
*– Tackles in a Season – 96 – Currently Tied for 23rd with Johnny Travis (1989) – Next up are Tim Binkley (1988) with 98 and Josh Andrews (1989) with 99.

Alex Cosby
– Consecutive Games with a Reception – 12 – All-time leader is T.K. Guess with 22
*– Receptions in a Season – 23 – Currently tied for 15th place – Next up are Dylan Clark (2009) and Gaige Courtney (2008) with 24.
*– Receptions in a Career – 32 – Currently tied for 15th place – Next up are Brad Hart with 34 and Shawnte Moss, Tanner Nix, and Jared Champion with 40 each.
*– Receiving Yards in a Season – 325 – Currently in 15th place – Next up are Cody Robinson (2003) with 358, Tyler Coleman (2015) with 359, and Denis Hodge (1985) with 360.
Ethan Hunt
– Consecutive Games with a Reception – 10 – All-time leader is T.K. Guess with 22

Tyler Coleman
*– Receptions in a Season – 27 – Currently tied for 8th place – Next up are Shawnte Moss (2004) with 28 and Bobby Knox (2012) with 32.
*– Receptions in a Career – 27 – Currently tied for 20th place – Next up are Curtis Franklin (1979-1982) with 29 and Brian Penn (1995-1998) with 31.
*– Receiving Yards in a Season – 359 – Currently in 13th place – Next up are Denis Hodge (1985) with 360 and Gaige Courtney (2008) with 362.

Will Perkins
*– Extra Points Made in a Season – 27 – Currently tied for 6th place – Next up are Micah Hollamon with 29 and George Congenie with 33.
*– Extra Points Made in a Career – 27 – Currently tied for 7th place – Next up are Bud Chad Perryman with 28 and Brad Madden (1996-1999) with 38.
*– Extra Points Attempted in a Season – 32 – Currently tied for 6th place with Aaron Summers (1987) with 32 – Next up are Micah Hollamon (2010) with 39 and George Congenie (2005) with 42.
Other Records and Notes
- The 1,535 passing yards through the first nine games of the season for Nick Castiller are the most passing yards ever for a Rocket QB in the first nine games of a season.  Austin Berry passed for 1,465 in 2004
- Nick Castiller had his eighth, 100+ yard passing game of the season which is the second most ever in a single season.  The single season record holder for most 100 yard passing games in a season is Austin Berry with 10 (2004).
- Nick Castiller had his fifth, 200+ yard passing game of the season which is the most ever in a single season.  The single season record holder for most 200+ yard passing games in a season is Austin Berry with four in 2004 and 2005.
- Nick Castiller tied his own record for passing attempts by a single player in a game with 38.  Earlier this season Castiller had 38 passing attempts against Union County.
-In the last 15 years, only one player has had 100 or more tackles at the end of the regular season.  Gaige Courtney had 104 tackles to end the 2008 regular season.  This year Dylan Smith has 96 tackles with one game to go in the regular season. 

SIDEBARS
- Last week, the Rockets gave up two kickoff returns for TDs.  They have not done since prior to 1995.
- Tyler Coleman’s 149 yards receiving were the sixth most ever in a game and the most since T.K. Guess has 170 yards against Metcalfe County in 2005.
- Tyler Coleman’s nine receptions were the third most ever in a single game.  
- Crittenden County has scored 126 points in the first quarter this season.  In the prior four seasons combined, CC only scored 118 points through this point in the season.

2016 Playoff Matchups
District 1 will host Region Championship if both teams have the seam seed. 
- District 1 #1 Seed – Russellville (#5, AP) 8-1, 3-0) vs. District 2 #4 Seed – Ft. Knox (2-7, 0-3)
- District 1 #2 Seed – Crittenden Co. (#16, AP) (6-3, 2-1) vs. District 2 #3 Seed – Caverna (2-7, 1-2)
- District 2 #1 Seed – Bethlehem (#9, AP) (7-2, 3-0) vs. District 1 #4 Seed – Fulton County (0-9, 0-3)
- District 2 #2 Seed – Campbellsville (#11, AP) (7-2, 2-1) vs. District 1 #3 Seed – Fulton City (1-8, 1-2)


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