Rocket football skipper Gaige Courtney has put together an interesting schedule for his second season as the CCHS head coach.
While the slate includes some traditional neighboring opponents such as Webster County, Union County and Caldwell County and district games against Fulton County and Russellville, the Rockets will have some long-distance foes in 2022.
A team from inner city Baltimore will be arriving in Marion in September. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel is a private Catholic school that put up some incredible offensive numbers last year en route to a 6-3 record.
CCHS will face another out-of-state opponent Oct. 7 when it goes to Liberty Creek, Tenn., a new high school in Gallatin. This will be the Wolves first season as a team as the 700-student school is opening in August in the Sumner County School District.
The schedule also includes Bethlehem, a perennial top 10 Class A team and Murray, a typical top 10 Class 2A team, plus Class 4A Madisonville.
The team is conducting its Lift-a- Thon fundraising event this month. This year they’ve designed a way for local businesses to get involved in the competitive spirit. Players will be contacting local businesses soon with more information.
2022 Crittenden County Football
Aug. 5 at Hopkins Central Aug. 12
Aug. 19 at Murray
Aug. 26 at Webster County
Sept. 2 Madisonville
Sept. 9 at Caldwell County
Sept. 16 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Penn.
Sept. 23 Union County
Sept. 30 at Bethlehem
Oct. 7 at Liberty Creek, Tenn.
Oct. 14 Fulton County
Oct. 10 Russellville
Oct. 28 Bye
Nov. 4 Playoffs