Friday, October 14, 2016

Most Points Ever: Rockets beat Fulton 70-32

Charlie Johnson crosses
into the end zone with
one of his three TDs.
MARION, Ky – Crittenden County did a number on the record book Friday and put itself in position to challenge second-ranked Russellville next week for the Class A First District championship.

The Rockets whitewashed Fulton County 70-32 at home on Senior Night, setting numerous records including the most points ever scored by a CCHS football team.

Senior Charlie Johnson rushed for three touchdowns and broke 100 yards for the first time in his career while bracemate Devon Nesbitt tacked on a couple of rushing TDs and 104 yards on the ground. Crittenden also had two players score their first varsity touchdowns – Dylan Smith (who is normally a slave to the defense at linebacker) and Ben Brown, who caught a second-quarter pass from QB Hunter Boone.

Boone completed 3-of-6 passes in the game and two of them went for touchdowns. The first was to Ethan Hunt in the opening period to start the slugfest. Hunt tied a school record, catching a pass for the 22nd straight game.

Kicker Will Perkins got in on the record dance, too. His 10 point-after kicks establishes a new single-game mark and those numbers are good enough to get into the KHSAA record book. The state record is 12.

Ben Brown (5) outruns these Pilots
to the end zone after catching a pass.
Crittenden led 56-0 at the half – another school record.

It was an insane four quarters with Fulton posting four touchdowns in the final half against Crittenden’s reserves. The Rocket defense was flawless in the first half, allowing just one Fulton first down while holding the winless Pilots to minus-12 yards rushing and throwing Fulton for a loss on 10 of its 19 running plays. Defensive end Adam Beavers had three sacks and recovered a Fulton fumble in the first half. Gavin Dickerson recovered a Pilot fumble and intercepted a pass and Hunt also had an interception.

The win puts the Rockets (4-5, 2-0) in position to face off with one of the state’s top teams next week at Russellville with both teams undefeated in league play.

Meanwhile, Fulton (0-7, 0-2) has lost 25 straight games dating back to the 2014 season.

Elsewhere in the First Region, Fort Knox beat Caverna and Bethlehem beat Campbellsville in two Second District showdowns. If the Rockets beat Russellville next week they would likely open the playoffs at home against Caverna. A loss to Russellville would likely pit Crittenden against Fort Knox at Rocket Stadium.

Fulton County 0 0 16 16
Crittenden Co. 21 35 7 7

C-Devon Nesbitt 1 run (Will Perkins kick) 6:02, 1st
C-Ethan Hunt 21 pass from Hunter Boone (Perkins kick) 5:31, 1st
C-Charlie Johnson 32 run (Perkins kick) 3:02, 1st
C-Maeson Myers 5 run ((Perkins kick) 10:31, 2nd
C-Ben Brown 25 pass from Boone (Perkins kick) 10:14, 2nd
C-Dylan Smith 2 run (Perkins kick) 8:33, 2nd
C-Branen Lamey 2 run ((Perkins kick) 4:26, 2nd
C-Johnson 37 run (Perkins kick) 2:14, 2nd
C-Nesbitt 58 run (Perkins kick) 11:06, 3rd
F-Caleb Kimble 10 run (Cameron Matheny pass from Cameron Smith) 6:48, 3rd
F-Andreous Smith 75 pass from C.Smith (A.Smith pass from C.Smith) 1:08, 4th
F-C.Smith 2 run (Kimble pass from C.Smith) 4:35, 4th
C-Johnson 50 run (Perkins kick) 3:39, 4th
F-C.Smith 28 run (C.Smith run) :22, 4th

First Downs: Crittenden 7, Fulton 5
Penalties: Crittenden 2-20, Fulton 6-33
Rushing: Crittenden 27-299, Fulton 36-150
Passing: Crittenden 3-7,0, 81 yds., Fulton 2-9-2, 83 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 380, Fulton 233
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 3-2, Fulton 4-2

Crittenden: Nesbitt 5-104, Myers 3-28, Gavin Dickerson 1-15, Johnson 7-153, Smith 2-1, Hunter Jones 3-(-1), Boone 3-(-2), Lamey 2-2, Hunter Holeman 1-(-3). Fulton: Kimble 5-77, Ty Warren 3-(-16), Tanner Ford 6-13, Greg Wilson 1-(-3), Chris Smith 10-46, Cameron Smith 11-33.
Crittenden: Boone 3-6-0, 81 yds., Jones 0-1-0. Fulton: C.Smith 2-7-2-83 yds., Warren 0-1-0.
Crittenden: Hunt 1-21, Jared Lundy 1-35, Ben Brown 1-25. Fulton: Matheny 1-8, A.Smith 1-75.
Beavers 4 solos, 4 assists, fumble recovery, 3 sacks; C.Belt assist; Brown assist; Castiler solo; Dickerson solo, 7 assists, TFL, caused fumble, fumble recovery, intereception; Dobyns 3 solos, assist, 2 TFLs, sack; Hayes solo, 2 assists, TFL; Hunt 2 assists, interception; Jackson 2 solos, 2 assists; Johnson 3 solos; Jones 3 solos; Joyce assist; Lamey 6 solos, assist, 2 TFL; Myers 2 solos, assist; Nesbitt solo; O’Leary solo, 2 assists; Perkins solo; Phillips 2 solos; Pey.Riley solo, assist; D.Smith 4 solos, 2 assists, caused fumb;e Tucker 2 solos; White solo, assist; Wright solo, 2 assists.
Records: Crittenden 4-5 (2-0), Fulton 0-8 (0-2)