Friday, September 16, 2016

Rockets get 28-6 homecoming win over Webster

Maeson Myers (3) returns the
opening kickoff for a TD
MARION, Ky. – At the midway point of the football season, Crittenden County’s air-oriented offense hit its stride and sophomore Devon Nesbitt carried much of the load on the ground as the Rockets beat Webster County 28-6 for homecoming.

It was the Rockets' (2-3) first win since the first game of the season after setbacks to Hopkins Central, McLean County and Caldwell County. Webster falls to 1-3.

Crittenden took command from the outset when senior Maeson Myers returned the opening kickoff 62 yards for a touchdown. Nesbitt scored twice on runs of 25 and 9 yards in the first half and sophomore quarterback Hunter Boone connected with classmate Branan Lamey for an 18-yard passing strike to give the Rockets a comfortable 28-point lead at the break.

Gavin Dickerson (4) tackles Trojan
Clayton Oliver.
Coach Al Starnes said Webster was a solid football team with a good quarterback and his team wore down a bit and lost some its intensity in the second half. The Rockets also suffered its third-season ending injury to a key player. Sophomore receiver Ethan Dossett broke his collarbone in the first half after rushing for 26 yards and catching two passes for 24 yards.

Crittenden piled up 384 total yards – its best offensive output of the season as Boone threw for 213. Five Rocket receivers had multiple catches with Lamey leading the way with 5 receptions for 68 yards.

Each team turned the ball over on fumbles twice. Linebackers Gavin Dickerson and Dylan Smith had recoveries for the Rockets and Crittenden used Dickerson’s first-half recovery to set up its first touchdown from scrimmage.

Crittenden hosts another neighbor, Union County, next week in what's sometimes dubbed the Coal Bowl.

Webster County 0 0 6 0
Crittenden County 14 14 0 0

C-Maeson Myers 62 kickoff return (Will Perkins kick) 11:46, 1st
C-Devon Nesbitt 25 run (Perkins kick) 2:32, 1st
C-Branen Lamey 18 pass from Hunter Boone (Perkins kick) 7:54, 2nd
C-Nesbitt 9 run (Perkins kick) 4:50, 2nd
W-Trevor Whitledge 64 pass from Drew Skinner (kick failed) :08, 3rd

First Downs: Crittenden 17, Webster 10
Penalties: Crittenden 5-45, Webster 12-101
Rushing: Crittenden 34-171, Webster 36-162
Passing: Crittenden 18–28-0, 213 yds., Webster 7-17-0, 114 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 384, Webster 276
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 3-2, Webster 3-2

Crittenden: Myers 8-25, Ethan Dossett 1-26, Nesbitt 13-83, Charlie Johnson 4-4, Gavin Dickerson 3-2, Boone 6-31. Webster: Whitledge 25-104, Peyton Yates 2-5, Skinner 9-53.
Crittenden: Boone 18-28-0, 213 yds. Webster: Skinner 7-17-0, 114 yds.
Crittenden: Ethan Hunt 3-49, Dossett 2-24, Myers 4-51, Nesbitt 4-21, Lamey 5-68. Webster: Clayton Oliver 3-49, Whitledge 1-64, Grant Carter 2-17.
A. Beavers:  8 solo, 5 asst., 1 TFL
B. Birk: 2 solo, 6 asst.
K. Castiller: 1 solo, 3 asst.
G. Dickerson: 9 solo, 11 asst., 1 TFL, 1 CF, 1 FR
E. Hunt: 2 solo, 6 asst. 1 hitman
C. Johnson: 1 solo
M. Joyce: 1 solo
B. Lamey: 3 solo, 2 asst.
M. Myers: 3 solo, 3 asst., 1 CF
D. Nesbitt: 2 solo, 1 asst.
S. O'Leary:  5 solo, 3 asst., 1 CF
D. Smith: 8 solo, 10 asst., 1 FR
A. Wright: 3 solo, 1 asst.
Records: Crittenden 2-3, Webster 1-3