Saturday, November 8, 2014

Rockets fall 52-0 at O'Cath

Photo by Tony Myers
OWENSBORO, Ky. – Crittenden County’s football season ended the same way it has the last two times, with a lopsided 52-0 loss at Owensboro Catholic.

The Aces, ranked No. 2 in Class 2A, rolled out their highly-touted offense and rocked Crittenden with  more than 550 yards.

The Rockets, playing their final game for the forseeable future in Class 2A, were no match for one of the commonwealth’s top team’s and its No. 1 ranked offense.

Catholic’s quarterback Ray Zuberer came into the game as Kentucky’s top passer this year, rated even higher than Caldwell County’s Elijah Sindelar.

Zuberer threw for four touchdowns against the Rockets and rushed for another. He has thrown for 55 TDs this season, about 10 more than Caldwell’s high-billed quarterback.

Zuberer has thrown for more touchdowns and more yards than anyone in Kentucky.

Crittenden, as expected, had difficulties stopping the Aces, and moving the football itself. The Rockets managed to move the chains just twice while Catholic piled up 22 first downs.

The Rockets have lost in the first round of the playoffs their only four seasons playing in Class 2A. Now, Crittenden will drop back down to Class A football starting next season.

Owensboro hosts Murray in the First Region semifinal round Friday and Ballard Memorial plays at Caldwell County in the other semifinal. 

Crittenden County 0 0 0 0
Owensboro Catholic 20 16 7 9

First Downs: Crittenden 2, Catholic 22
Penalties: Crittenden 1-15, Catholic 44-50
Rushing: Crittenden 22-19, Catholic 29-271
Passing: Crittenden 6-18-1, 26 yds., Catholic 18-29-1, 292 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 45, Catholic 563
Fumbles: Crittenden 0, Catholic 1

Individual Statistics
Crittenden: Maeson Myers 6-(-4), Nick Castiller 9-21, Noah Dickerson 2-0, Lane Wallace 5-2. Catholic: Holden Staples 13-95, Jonathan Garner 7-134, Nick Blair 1-18, Zuberer 4-14, Maddex Richardson 1-5, Devereaux Reed 1-2, Janson Riney 1-6.
Crittenden: Castiller 6-17-0, 26 yds., Dickerson 0-1-1. Catholic: Ray Zuberer 16-25-1, 284 yds., Richardson 2-4-0, 16 yds.
Crittenden: Dickerson 4-15, Ethan Hunt 1-3, Wallace 1-8. Catholic: Riney 4-44, Zach Haynes 4-63, Collin Higgins 1-18, Seth Hayden 2-41, Jacob Weston 1-31, Staples 3-16, Matthew Norcia 3-72.
Beavers 3 solos, assist; Wallace solo, 3 assists; Birdwell 4 solos, 3 assists; Dickerson 5 solos, 4 assists, interception; Myers 3 solos, 4 assists; E.Hunt 4 solos, 3 assists, caused fumble, TFL; T.McKinney 4 solos, assist; N.Greenwell 3 solos, 2 assists; Nicks 10 solos, 4 assists, fumble recovery; blocked extra point; Fitzgerald 2 solos, 4 assists; Castiller 3 solos, 2 assists; Coleman 2 solos, 2 assists.
Records: Crittenden 4-7, Owensboro Catholic 10-1.