Friday, August 22, 2014

Rockets blast Fulton to open season

Dylan Hollis escapes for some of 126 yards.
MARION, Ky. – Junior Dylan Hollis rushed for two touchdowns and intercepted a pass to lead the Rockets to a season-opening 37-6 victory over Fulton City Friday.

Hollis, injured for a good portion of last season, led the Rockets with 126 yards on a dozen carries. He handled more of the load because starting tailback Lane Wallace played a limited role on offense because of a sprained ankle. Still, Wallace rushed a half dozen times for 48 yards, including two touchdowns. He, too, had an interception.

Crittenden let Fulton QB Michael Thomas throw for 354 yards, but the Bulldogs had little to show for it. Crittenden was able to limit the damage by picking him off four times. Jacob Greenwell and Seth Birdwell also had interceptions.

The Rockets have beaten Fulton 15 out of their last 16 meetings since 1994. Next year, the teams will be in the same district. Now, the Rockets are 2A and Fulton 1A.

See next week's Press printed edition for more details and comments from the coach. 

Crittenden 37, Fulton 6
Fulton            0     6      0     0
Crittenden    6    17    14    0
Ethan Hunt (24) and a host of Rocket defenders corral
Fulton's Michael Downing.

C-Dylan Hollis 6 run (run failed) :40, 1st
C-Alex Cosby 29 pass from Nick Castiller (Hollis run pass from Castiller) 6:03, 2nd
F-Queshon Ward 78 pass from Michael Thomas (pass failed) 5:50, 2nd
C-Lane Wallace 27 run (kick failed) 2:54, 2nd
C-Dylan Hicks 34 field goal, :59, 2nd
C-Wallace 5 run (Hicks kick) 8:55, 3rd
C-Hollis 13 run (Hicks kick) 2:03, 3rd

First Downs: Crittenden 19, Fulton 12
Penalties: Crittenden 8-60, Fulton 9-65
Rushing: Crittenden 54-291, Fulton 17-10
Passing: Crittenden 4-9-0, 95 yds., Fulton 17-35-4, 354 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 386, Fulton 364
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 4-1, Fulton 4-3

Crittenden: Hollis 12-126, Wallace 7-49, Maeson Myers 11-68, Charlie Johnson 11-26, Noah Dickerson 1-15, Bryce McKinney 2-2, Castiller 7-20, Dylan Smith 1-0, Paxton Riley 2-(-2), Team 1-(-13). Fulton: Michael Downing 7-33, Brandon Walker 3-(-1), Gabe Harned 1-(-4), Thomas 6-(-18).
Crittenden: Castiller 4-9-0, 95 yds. Fulton: Thomas 17-35-4, 354 yds.
Crittenden: Dickerson 2-68, Cosby 1-29, Ethan Hunt 1-5. Fulton: Areon Ferrell 2-38, Ward 2-102, Walker 4-27, Downing 3-61, Tyler Bishop 1-13, Harned 5-113.
Defense: Beavers solo, assist, TFL, J.Belt assist; Birdwell 3 solos, 2 assists, interception; Castiller 4 assists; Coleman 2 assists, caused fumble; Cosby solo, 2 assists; Dickerson 2 solos, assist; Fitzgerald 2 solos, 2 sacks; J.Greenwell interception; N.Greenwell solo, assist, fumble recovery; Hicks 3 solos, assist, caused fumble; Hollis 3 solos, 2 assists, sack, interception; E.Hunt 3 solos, 2 assists, TFL; McConnell solo, sack; A.McKinney fumble recovery; T.McKinney solo, assist, TFL; Myers solo; Robinson solo, sack, caused fumble; Wallace 3 solos, interception.
Pizza Hut Players of the Game Offense: Dylan Hollis; Defense: Seth Birdwell; Lineman: Travis McKinney; Special Teams: Dylan Hicks.
Records: Crittenden 1-0, Fulton 0-1