Friday, October 10, 2014

Murray delivers record loss to Rockets

Rockets wore new pink uniforms Friday.
MARION, Ky. – There is no way to slice this one and make it any better, but Crittenden County football coach Al Starnes told his team following Friday night's record loss at home that "better days are ahead."

Perhaps the coach's crystal ball sees further into the future than the next couple of weeks as the Rockets will have to play a very talented Ballard Memorial team next week before going to second-ranked Caldwell County – both are Class 2A district opponents, as was Murray. Maybe the coach looking to next year when Crittenden goes back to Class A (the proposed 2015 re-alignment is posted below).

Murray, the No. 6 team in the Class 2A, hammered the Rockets like a rag doll for the annual Pink Out game. Dressed in newly-unveiled pink jerseys, Crittenden went down in history-book fashion, losing 69-0. It was the worst home loss ever.

Murray scored on every offensive series except right before the half when time ran out on their offense. The Tiger defense scored twice and Murray's special teams scored another two times on punt returns.

The Rockets managed just 50 yards total offense – 36 of that came on a fake punt pass from Noah Dickerson to Alex Cosby. On the ground, Crittenden netted just 14 yards against Murray's heralded defense.

The Rockets are now 0-1 in the district and 4-3 overall. Even if Crittenden loses the next two in league play it will qualify for the playoffs in the four-team district. Murray is 5-2 and 2-0 in the district.

Murray 27 16 14 13
Crittenden County 0    0    0 0

M-Jonathan Curd 2 run (Jackson Cain kick) 9:08, 1st
M-Desjahvonni Miles 1 run (Cain kick) 7:20, 1st
M-Peyton Glynn 34 pass from Miles (kick failed) 3:19, 1st
M-Curd 80 run (Cain kick) 1:07, 1st
M-Keshon Love 36 run (Cain kick) 10:33, 2nd
M-Safety, 8:54, 2nd
M-Love 71 punt return (Cain kick) 8:41, 2nd
M-John Winchester 58 run (kick blocked) 8:25, 3rd
M-John O'Brien 17 fumble recovery return (Cain kick) 3:27, 3rd
M-J.D. Cashion 49 punt return (kick failed) 7:49, 4th
M-Casey Wilson-Ward 15 run (Matthew D'Elia kick) 2:53, 4th

First Downs: Crittenden 2, Murray 8
Penalties: Crittenden 1-5, Murry 4-25
Rushing: Crittenden 21-14, Murray 22-366
Passing: Crittenden 2-10-0, 36 yds., Murray 2-3-0, 36 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 50, Murray 401
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 4-3, Murray 0-0

Crittenden: Maeson Myers 9-7, Noah Dickerson 3-(-1), Charlie Johnson 4-4, Bryce McKinney 1-1, Jesse Belt 2-(-2), Nick Castiller 2-5. Murray: Miles 7-104, Tommy Speed 1-11, Winchester 2-72, Love 2-53, Curd 2-82, Isiah Tucker 4-21, Glynn 4-8, Wilson-Ward 1-15.
Crittenden: Dickerson 1-1-0, 36 yds., Castiller 1-9-0, 0 yds. Murray: Miles 2-3-0, 36 yds.
Crittenden: Alex Cosby 1-36, Ethan Hunt 1-0. Murray: Curd 1-2, Glynn 1-34.

Pizza Hut Players of the Game
Defense Dylan Hicks, Lineman Travis Fitzgerald, Special Teams Noah Dickerson and Alex Cosby, Offense none.

Beavers solo; Birdwell 2 assists; Coleman solo, blocked kick; Dickerson 3 solos; Fitzgerald 2 solos, TFL; N.Greenwell assist; HIcks 7 solos; E.Hunt solo; A.McKinney solo, TFL; T.McKinney 5 solos, 3 assists; caused fumble; Myers solo, assist; Robinson solo; Smith solo.
Records: Crittenden 3-4 (0-1), Murray 5-2 (2-0)