Friday, November 4, 2016

Rockets roll in 49-16 win over Ft. Knox

Ethan Hunt makes 1 of his 3 TD
catches in the game.
MARION, Ky. – Ethan Hunt’s final home game was unforgettable.

Hunt caught three touchdown passes to tie a single-game school record and recovered three fumbles on defense, plus an onside kick.

He joked with teammates on the sideline, telling them it was like he was a ball magnet.

Indeed, and he was quarterback Hunter Boone’s favorite target, catching five passes for 67 yards as Crittenden County rolled over Fort Knox 49-16 in the opening round of the Class A playoffs at Rocket Stadium.

The Eagles (2-9) cast their lot on a ground game that was fairly successful at moving the ball. Despite piling up 335 yards rushing, the Eagles were shut out for three quarters as CCHS jumped ahead by 49. Five fumbles and an interception stymied an otherwise productive offensive showing for Knox.

Hunter Boone looks downfield
for an open receiver.
The Rocket quarterback was at his best, completing 18 of 24 attempts and touching off a five-touchdown performance to match a school record. Boone threw for 217 yards and at one point completed 10 straight passes – save a questionable interception that was ruled a catch despite the defender dropping the ball when he fell to the ground.

The victory sends Crittenden (5-6) back to Bethlehem (6-4) for a rematch of last year’s First Region semifinal game where the Rockets lost 48-21 a year ago. Bethlehem, the top seed in the Second District, was idle for the first round of postseason after Fulton County dropped out of the playoffs, leaving Bethlehem without an opponent.

Crittenden jumped on Fort Knox early, turning an interception and fumble recovery into points. The Rockets also scored after an onside kick was recovered with 16 seconds left in the first half. The game could have been more lopsided in the opening half but Crittenden had one touchdown called back on a penalty and Knox held the Rockets out of the end zone after Crittenden was first and goal inside the two. Still, the mercy-rule running clock was deployed early in the third period and Knox scored twice late against the Rocket reserves.

Fort Knox 0 0 0 16
Crittenden 8 20 21 0

C-Hunter Boone 5 run (Gavin Dickerson run) 7:51, 1st
C-Ethan Hunt 7 pass from Boone (run failed) 5:8, 2nd
C-Hunt 7 pass from Boone (Will Perkins kick) :16, 2nd
C-Branen Lamey 31 pass from Boone (Perkins kick) :05, 2nd
C-Jared Lundy 6 pass from Boone (Perkins kick): 9:02, 3rd
C-Hunt 28 pass from Boone (Perkins kick) 6:29, 3rd
C-Charlie Johnson 39 run (Perkins kick) 1:00, 3rd
K-Camron Glore 15 run (Jacob Roewe run) 8:00, 4th
K-Kaylon Luster 26 run (Cole Wilson run) 2:00, 4th

First Downs: Crittenden 10, Knox 8
Penalties: Crittenden 4-25, Knox 9-72
Rushing: Crittenden 24-107, Knox 39-335
Passing: Crittenden 18-25-2, 217 yds., Knox 0-3-1, 0 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 324, Knox 335
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 0-0, Knox 5-5

Crittenden: Devon Nesbitt 12-25, Dickerson 3-16, Johnson 5-68, Maeson Myers 1-(-7), Boone 3-5. Knox: Luster 20-183, Wilson 9-39, Gore 3-74, Kieran O’Gallagher 2-25, Maleeq Walters 1-1, Roewe 4-13.
Crittenden: Boone 18-24,1, 217 yds., Hunter Jones 0-1-1. Knox: Roewe 0-3-1.
Crittenden: Hunt 5-67, Myers 4-59, Nesbitt 3-5, Dickerson 1-26, Lamey 2-43, Lundy 3-17.
Beavers 5 solos, 4 assists, TFL; Belt solo, 2 assists, fumble recovery; Brown 3 solos; Dickerson 5 solos, 4 assists; Hunt 2 solos, 8 assists, TFL, 3 fumble recoveries, sack, onside recovery; Johnson 3 solos, Jones assist; Joyce assist; Lamey 6 solos, interception; Myers 4 solos, 3 assists; Nesbitt solo, caused fumble; O’Leary 3 solos, 4 assists, fumble recovery; Smith 4 solos, 2 assists, caused fumble; White solo, assist; Wright assist.
Record: Crittenden 5-6, Ft. Knox 2-9