Friday, October 3, 2014

Despite loss, Dickerson sets reception record

Noah Dickerson (23) looks for a few yards after
catching a first half pass.
DRAFFENVILLE, Ky. – Although the Rockets have come away empty handed over the last two weeks, their passing game is touching off a bit of conversation.

Senior Noah Dickerson set a new school record for receptions in a single game Friday at Marshall County while Crittenden lost 42-6. A week earlier, in a loss at Muhlenberg County, CCHS quarterback Nick Castiller set  single game record for pass attempts.

Dickerson caught a touchdown over the middle in the second period for the Rockets' only score of the game. Later, as time ran out in the fourth period, he caught a quick screen for a 3-yard loss, but the reception gave him the new high-water mark for catches at 11. Dickerson broke the previous record set by T.K. Guess.

The Rockets were playing without their No. 1 and No. 2 tailbacks – Lane Wallace and Maeson Myers. Neither dressed for the game. Wallace has multiple minor ligament strains in his shoulder and Myers has a bad ankle. It's unclear how much longer they will be out.

Marshall County had not scored a rushing touchdown this season until this game. The Marshals got the monkey off their backs with four on the ground. Those went with two passing touchdowns for what turned into a route as the hosts scored twice late.

Dylan Hollis filled in at running back and gained 34 of Crittenden's 55 rushing yards. Quarterback Castiller had the rest. Hollis was injured late in the game, too, on a hard hit by a Marshall linebacker. 

The loss sends Crittenden to 3-3 on the season as they begin Class 2A district play next week at home against No. 6 Murray, whose only loss has been to Mayfield. Marshall, the second 6A team the Rockets have faced in two weeks, improved to 2-4 against a tough schedule.

Dylan Hollis (39), Travis Fitzgerald (55) and Tyler Coleman (57)
were among the Rockets in on this stop.
Crittenden County 0 6 0 0
Marshall County 7 14 7 14

M-Jared Robinson 16 pass from Skyler Smith (Matthew Hunt kick) 7:12, 1st
C-Noah Dickerson 6 pass from Nick Castiller (kick blocked) 6:31, 2nd
M-Roberts 46 pass from Skyler Smith (Hunt kick) 1:23, 2nd
M-Roberts 65 run (Hunt kick) 3:46, 3rd
M-Justin Robinson 16 run (Hunt kick) 4:46, 4th
M-Nathan Cox 12 run (Hunt kick) :39, 4th

First Downs: Crittenden 9, Marshall 10
Penalties: Crittenden 3-15, Marshall 4-30
Rushing: Crittenden 31-55, Marshall 38-278
Passing: Crittenden 13-27-0, 100 yds., Marshall 3-6-1, 61 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 155, Marshall 339
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 1-0, Marshall 0-0

Crittenden: Nick Castiller 13-28, Noah Dickerson 5-(-2), Dylan Hollis 12-34. Marshall: Roberts 4-118, Iverson Ware 4-29, Smiht 3-(-16), Aiden Cox 3-26, Justin Robinson 20-93, Colton Lampley 4-28.
Crittenden: Dickerson 11-59, Castiller 1-6, Hollis 2-35. Marshall: Roberts 1-41, Joseph Roath 1-3, Jared Robinson 1-17.
Crittenden: Castiller 13-25-0, 94 yds., Dickerson 1-2-0, 6 yds. Marshall: Smith 3-6-1, 61 yds.
Beavers 2 solos, 2 assists, batted pass; Birdwell 2 assists; Castiller solo, 2 assists; Coleman 3 solos, assist; Cosby 2 solos, 3 assists, interception; Dickerson 4 solos, assist; Fitzgerald 2 solos, 4 assists; N.Greenwell 6 solos, assist, sack; Hicks 3 solos, assist; Hollis 9 solos, 2 assists, sack; E.Hunt solo, assist; A.McKinney solo, 3 assists; T.McKinney 5 solos, 3 assists, TFL, batted pass; Robinson 2 assists.
Pizza Hut Players of the Game
Offense Noah Dickerson, Defense Dylan Hollis and Nicholas Greenwell, Lineman Travis McKinney.
Crittenden 3-3, Marshall 2-4