Friday, September 20, 2013

Rocket 'D' dominates in mudder at Webster

DIXON, Ky. – Crittenden County forced Webster into six turnovers and capitalized on the wet conditions, beating the Trojans 19-8 in the hosts' homecoming game.

Rockets Travis Fitzgerald (55) and Zack Tinsley (64) chase down Webster's
Zach Bruce during the first half of Friday's win at Dixon.
The Rocket defense was superb, holding the Trojans to just 20 yards on the ground and forcing them to throw the ball. That didn't go well either in the steady rainfall. Crittenden's secondary picked off three Webster passes with Travis Gilbert getting two of those picks and Noah Dickerson stealing one.

Lane Wallace scored twice for the Rockets (3-1) and Gilbert ran for the third touchdown, which virtually sealed the victory in the third period.

Gilbert ran well all night, catching the Webster (1-4) defense keying on Wallace and the other backs after Crittenden had pounded the Trojans off tackle on the muddy field.

"We wanted to play in these conditions," Rocket coach Al Starnes said. "Webster wanted to postpone the game so I think it just came down to who wanted to play under these circumstances. I think we're mudders."

Starnes said Gilbert also threw the ball well. Dickerson made two big catches on a series just before the half to help set up the Rockets' go-ahead touchdown – a two-yard run by Wallace.

Crittenden County      7     6    6    0
Webster County          0     8    0    0

C-Lane Wallace 50 run (Micah Hollamon kick) 9:58, 1st
W-Zach Bruce 82 pass from Dillon Batey (Bruce run) 3:39, 2nd
C-Wallace 2 run (run failed) :19, 2nd
C-Travis Gilbert 4 run (kick failed) 5:51, 3rd

First Downs: Crittenden 14, Webster 2
Penalties: Crittenden 6-30, Webster 2-6.
Rushing: Crittenden 57-201, Webster 18-20
Passing: Crittenden 5-11-0, 72 yds, Webster 4-14-3, 122 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 273, Webster 142
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 6-3, Webster 6-3

Crittenden: Wallace 27-124, Myers 11-44, Phillips 7-20, Gilbert 9-(-4), Dickerson 2-18, Castiller 1-(-1). Webster: Batey 10-4, Bruce 5-8, Tre Wright 3-8.
Crittenden: Gilbert 5-11-0, 72 yds. Webster: Batey 4-14-3, 122 yds.
Crittenden: Noah Dickers 3-43, Wallace 1-21, Phillips 1-8. Webster: Bruce 3-104, Wright 1-18.
Caraway caused fumble; Gilbert solo, 2 interceptions; Hollamon solo, assist; Phillips 5 solos, assist, TFL, caused fumble, fumble recovery; Tinsley 4 solos, TFL, caused fumble; Wagoner 4 solos, TFL, sack; Dickerson interception; Wallace solo, 3 assists; Castiller 4 solos, TFL, fumble recovery; Cosby 2 solos, fumble recovery; Fitzgerald solo, 3 assists; A.McKinney solo, sack; T.McKinney assist; Myers 2 solos, 3 assists, caused fumble.
Players of the Game: Offense Travis Gilbert and Lane Wallace, Defense Brenden Phillips, Lineman Daniel Wagoner.
Records: Crittenden 3-1, Webster 1-4

Rocket coach Al Starnes talks to his team after the game.