Friday, October 16, 2015

Rockets destroy Fulton County 50-6

Branen Lamey recovers a fumble on the opening
kickoff to set up a Rocket touchdown.
HICKMAN, Ky. – With more touchdowns than first downs, the Rockets were hardly challenged at Fulton County Friday as Crittenden County captured its second straight Class A First District victory, setting up a showdown next week in Marion against fifth-ranked Russellville.

Pilot turnovers gave the opportunistic Rocket offense more than enough room to post gaudy first-period numbers en route to a 50-6 victory. Crittenden scored five touchdowns on its first six plays from scrimmage and the mercy-rule running clock went into effect with three minutes to go in the opening period.

Rocket quarterback Nick Castiller threw for 203 yards on 6-of-8 accuracy, tying a school record for most passing touchdowns in a game – five. Dylan Hollis caught two, Tyler Coleman one, Seth Birdwell one and Ethan Hunt one.

Hunt also had two interceptions in the game. Each set up Rocket touchdowns in the first half.

The Rocket defense held Fulton to negative-8 yards
rushing during the game.
The winless Pilots picked off a screen pass in the last quarter and dashed the Rocket hopes of their first shutout in three years. However, the defense didn’t allow a single point and held Fulton to negative-eight yards on the ground.

Senior defensive lineman Travis Fitzgerald recovered a first-half fumble, giving him eight for his career and tying school record.

Crittenden and Russellville have locked up first and second places in the district. Next week’s matchup will determine the league championship. Both teams will host first-round playoffs in November.

SCORE BY QUARTERS
Crittenden County 36 7 7 0
Fulton County 0 0 0 6

SCORING PLAYS
C-Dylan Hollis 25 pass from Nick Castiller (Tyler Coleman run) 11:47, 1st
C-Coleman 38 pass from Castiller (Will Perkins kick) 11:40, 1st
C-Maeson Myers 1 run (Perkins kick) 10:00, 1st
C-Seth Birdwell 82 pass from Castiller (Perkins kick) 5:36, 1st
C-Ethan Hunt 33 pass from Castiller (Perkins kick) 3:08, 1st
C-Hollis 12 pass from Castiller (Perkins kick) 8:46, 2nd
C-Paxton Riley 1 run (Cody Belt kick), 6:00, 3rd
F-DeVontae Hampton 74 interception return (kick failed) 7:00, 4th

TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 5, Fulton 5
Penalties: Crittenden 2-15, Fulton 1-10
Rushing: Crittenden 20-113, Fulton 14-(-8)
Passing: Crittenden 7-11-1, 215 yds., Fulton 5-19-2, 80 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 328, Fulton 72
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 1-1, Fulton 4-4

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Crittenden: Hollis 1-48, Gavin Dickerson 5-10, Myers 2-3, Jacob Russelburg 2-25, Riley 4-(-8), Branen Lamey 1-14, Charlie Johnson 4-17, Devon Nesbitt 1-3. Fulton: Aaron King 8-3, Tanner Ford 1-(-1), Abbott Aklilas 3-0, Skyler Johnson 2-(-10).
Passing
Crittenden: Castiller 6-8-0, 203 yds., Riley 1-3-1, 12 yds. Fulton: King 5-18-2, 80 yds., Johnson 0-1-0.
Receiving
Crittenden: Hollis 2-37, Coleman 1-38, Birdwell 1-82, Hunt 1-33, Alex Cosby 1-13, Bryce McKinney 1-12. Fulton: Ford 1-4, Hampton 2-36, Justin Jones 2-40.
Defense
Beavers solo, assist, caused fumble, fumble recovery, sack; C.Belt solo; J.Belt solo, 2 assists; Smith 4 solos, 3 assists; Brooks 3 solos, 2 asssits, fumble recovery, TFL; Dickerson solo; Dossett assist; Fitzgerald 2 assists, fumble recovery; Hicks 2 solos, 2 assists; Hollis 5 assists; Hopper 2 solos, 2 assists, TFL; Hunt solo, 2 assists, 2 interceptions, TFL; Lamey solo assist, fumble recovery; T.McKinney solo, 2 assists; Myers 2 assists; Pax.Riley solo; Russelburg solo, sack.
Players of the Game
Defense Ethan Hunt, Offenses Nick Castiller, Lineman Devin Hopper, Special Teams Will Perkins.
Records: 6-2 (2-0), Fulton 0-8 (0-3)

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