Friday, September 18, 2015

Rockets dance at Webster's homecoming

Alex Cosby (11) scored on this kickoff return. 
DIXON, Ky. – Rocket quarterback Nick Castiller and receiver Alex Cosby celebrated Webster County’s homecoming in royal fashion Friday as Crittenden County did a 48-12 dance on the road.

Castiller rushed for 118 yards and threw for 155. All of his passing yards came in the first half as the Rockets raced out to a 34-0 lead and never looked back.

Cosby caught 8 passes for 97 yards and returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown. He also caught a pass for 6 points. Cosby’s return was Crittenden’s first on a kickoff since 2011.

Webster scored in the first period on a freak play when QB Grant Carter threw a pass over the middle that was tipped by a Rocket defender and fortuitously into the hands of Trojan Peyton Yates who scooted to the Rocket three-yard line. The Trojans punched it in from there, but Crittenden responded immediately with Cosby’s return.

Crittenden unloaded the reserves in the fourth period and Webster racked up a few offensive stats. The Trojans had 57 yards in the first half (minus the passed tipped into their own hands). 

Seth Birdwell fights for yards after a catch.
The Rockets scored on every possession in the first half and twice on its four offensive series in the last half. Castiller scored on a long run to start the third period and freshman Devon Nesbitt, a backup running back, showed his break-away speed with a 33-yard scoring sprint in the fourth quarter.

The Rockets will complete its neighborly rivalries next week with a road trip to Union County, which is 3-1 and a 42-29 winner over Hart County this week.

Crittenden 20 14 7 7
Webster 6 0 0 6

C-Maeson Myers 9 run (Will Perkins kick) 9:48, 1st
W-Grant Carter 2 run (run failed) 7:35, 1st
C-Alex Cosby 82 kickoff return (kick failed) 7:23, 1st
C-Seth Birdcall 14 pass from Nick Castiller (Perkins kick) :56, 1st
C-Cosby 26 pass from Castiller (Perkins kick) 7:31, 2nd
C-Castiller 3 run (Perkins kick) :50, 2nd
C-Castiller 70 run (Perkins kick) 5:40, 3rd
W-Carter 7 run (pass failed) 6:01, 4th
C-Devon Nesbitt 33 run (Perkins kick) 4:43, 4th

First Downs: Crittenden 13, Webster 14
Penalties: Crittenden 4-30, Webster 4-47
Rushing: Crittenden 27-282, Webster 46-168
Passing: Crittenden 12-18-1, 155 yds., Webster 4-7-0, 100 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 437, Webster 268
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 1-1, Webster 1-0

Crittenden: Myers 4-32, Dylan Hollis 3-27, Gavin Dickerson 2-19, Charlie Johnson 7-42, Nesbitt 3-44, Castiller 8-118. Webster: Dylan Rich 8-10, Trevor Whitledge 1-0, Peyton Yates 12-68, Carter 7-60, Drew Skinner 18-30.
Crittenden: Castiller 12-16-0, 155 yds., Hunter Boone 0-2-1. Webster: Skinner 3-6-0, 26 yds., Carter 1-1-0, 74 yds.
Crittenden: Cosby 8-97, Birdwell 3-35, Hollis 1-9, Ethan Hunt 1-(-2), Myers 1-16.
Beavers 5 solos, 6 assists, 2 TFLs; C.Belt solo; J.Belt solo; Birdwell 3 solos, assist, TFL; Brooks 3 solos, TFL; Cosby solo, 2 assists, TFL; Dickerson 6 solos, 6 assists; Dossett 2 solos, assist; Ellington 2 solos, 2 assists; Fitzgerald 5 solos, 2 assists, 3 TFLs; Hopper 2 solos, 2 assists, sack, TFL; Hunt 3 solos; Joyce 2 solos, assist; Lamey solo, 2 assists; A.McKinney solo; T.McKinney 7 solos, 2 assists, 2 sacks, 3 TFLs; Myers solo, assist; Nesbitt solo, assist; O’Leary 2 assists; Perkins assist; Pe.Riley solo, assist; Russelburg solo, assist; Smith 6 solos, 7 assists, TFL; Wright solo.

Players of the Week: Offense Castiller and Cosby; Defense T.McKinney, Lineman Fitzgerald and Special Teams Cosby.

Records: Crittenden 4-1, Webster 0-4