Friday, September 22, 2017

Rockets fall 33-6 at Union County homecoming

Rocket Branen Lamey had a big
night with a TD reception
and 61-yard kickoff return.
MORGANFIELD, Ky. – Undefeated Union County pounded the Rockets on the ground, then went to the air for the kill shot as Class 3A’s No. 10 Braves beat Crittenden County 33-6 for their homecoming game.

Crittenden was never in the contest after Union (5-0) used a formidable rushing attack to move the chains and score two early touchdowns. The Braves picked up a safety in the second period, sacking Rocket QB Hunter Boone in the end zone. Then they scored another touchdown on a passing play to Dealynn Ricketts, who caught all of Union quarterback Jacob Winters’ five completions in the game. Two of those went for TDs.

Branen Lamey caught a touchdown pass from Boone to get CCHS on the board with the final play of the first half, but Crittenden couldn’t keep the momentum after the break. Union scored on its first possession of the last half and the Rockets failed to capitalize on great field position in the final two periods.

Union running backs Chris Bledsoe and R.J. Savage (a transfer this year from Alabama) were the workhouses. They combined for 246 of the Braves' rushing yards.

Still, Boone managed to set some career records, becoming the Rockets’ all-time passing attempts and completions leader. He broke a record set two years ago by Nick Castiller.

Crittenden (2-3) will turn its attention next week to First District Class A action as Fulton City comes to Marion for the Rocket homecoming game.
Rocket freshman Ian Ellington
and the rest of the line had their
work cut out for them against
Union's big front.

SCORE BY QUARTERS
Crittenden Co. 0 6 0 0
Union Co. 14 9 10 0

SCORING PLAYS
UC-Chance Hill 1 run (kick blocked) 8:36, 1st
UC-R.J. Savage 6 run (Dealynn Ricketts pass from Jacob Winters) 1:31, 1st
UC-Safety (tackle by Ross Hicks) 7:26, 2nd
UC-Ricketts 35 pass from Winters (Mason Weldon kick) 1:14, 2nd
CC-Branen Lamey 16 pass from Hunter Boone (kick failed) 0:00, 2nd
UC-Ricketts 6 pass from Winters (Weldon kick) 8:43, 3rd
UC-Weldon 23 field goal 2:58, 3rd

TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 10, Union 17
Penalties: Crittenden 1-8, Union 4-31
Rushing: Crittenden 20-16, Union 47–274
Passing: 21-34-1, 132 yds., Union 5-10-0, 116 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 148, Union 390
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 1-0, Union 2-1

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Crittenden: Devon Nesbitt 14-32, Gavin Dickerson 2-4, Boone 3-1, team 1-(-21). Union: Chris Beldsoe 21-142, Hill 7-22, Savage 14-104, Winters 5-6. 
Passing
Crittenden: Boone 21-34-1, 132 yds. Union: Winters Union 5-10-0, 116
Receiving
Crittenden: Cody Belt 8-48, Ethan Dossett 6-16, Lamey 4-26, Dickerson 1-8, Nesbitt 1-28, Mason Hunt 1-6. Union: Ricketts 5-116.
Defense
A. Beavers: 9 solo, 4 asst, 3 TFL, sack
C. Belt: solo, 2 asst
B. Birk: 2 solo, 2 asst, TFL
K. Castiller: solo, FR
J. Estes: 3 solo, asst
G. Dickerson: 4 solo, 5 asst, CF
M. Joyce: 4 solo, asst, 2 TFL
B. Lamey: 7 solo, asst, Block Xpt, sack, CF
D. Nesbitt: 5 solo
S. O'Leary: 2 solo, 2 asst, sack
P. Riley: solo
H. Jones: solo, 2 asst
C. McCalister: 5 solo, asst
Records: Crittenden 2-3, Union 5-0

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