Friday, November 3, 2017

Rockets set records with 69-0 playoff win

The Rockets were presented the regular-season
Class A First District first-place trophy before the game.
MARION, Ky. – Crittenden County quarterback Hunter Boone threw three touchdown passes to take sole possession of the school's all-time passing TD record as the Rockets made quick work of Caverna in a record-setting 69-0 win the first round of the Class A playoffs.

The Rockets (7-4) scored on every offensive possession of the game and at the half it had posted eight touchdowns on only eight offensive plays – thanks in part to a punt return by Ethan Dossett.

Devon Nesbitt continued with his customary workload on the ground, getting 103 yards and four touchdowns. He scored on every carry but one in the game and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the season.

Crittenden's 42 first-quarter points were its most ever in the opening period and the final margin was the team's biggest in school history.

While the offense was shattering records, the defense was doing its own due diligence. Winless Caverna finished the game with negative net yards passing and rushing. And, the defense had six takeaways – three interceptions and three fumble recoveries. Linebacker Caden McCalister had two picks and Payton Riley had one. Mitchell Joyce, Tyler Boone and Branen Lamey each recovered fumbles.

The win sends Crittenden County into next week's Class A First Region semifinal round against Bardstown Bethlehem (4-7). Bethlehem beat Fulton County 48-0 in its playoff opener.

SCORING BY QUARTERS
Caverna 0 0 0 0
Crittenden 42 15 6 6

SCORING PLAYS
C-Branen Lamey 15 pass from Hunter Boone (Cody Belt kick) 9:58, 1st
C-Cody Belt 16 pass from Boone (Belt kick) 9:32, 1st
C-Ethan Dossett 38 pass from Boone (Belt kick) 9:21, 1st
C-Devon Nesbitt 18 run (Belt kick) 7:44, 1st
C-Dossett 25 punt return (Belt kick) 5:22, 1st
C-Nesbitt 15 run (Belt kick) 1:57, 1st
C-Nesbitt 37 run (Dossett pass from Belt) 6:05, 2nd
C-Nesbitt 28 run (Belt kick) 1:00, 2nd
C-Mitchell Joyce 21 pass from Braxton Winders (conversion failed) 3:09, 3rd
C-Xander Tabor 4 run (conversion failed) 3:37, 4th

TEAM TOTALS
First Downs: Crittenden 5, Caverna 1
Penalties: Crittenden 1-5, Caverna 2-10
Rushing: Crittenden 17-165, Caverna 18-(-16)
Passing: Crittenden 5-8-0, 108 yds., Caverna 2-7-3, (-11) yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 273, Caverna (-27)
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 0-0, Caverna 3-3

INDIVIDUAL TOTALS 
Rushing
Crittenden: Nesbitt 5-103, Tabor 11-65, Winders 1-(-3). Caverna: Tony Spears 6-(-2), Colton Riley 1-0, Anthony Linder 7-(-19), Sincere Page 7-(-19), Drew Rhodes 2-0.
Passing
Crittenden: Boone 3-4-0, 69 yds., Winders 2-4-0, 39 yds. Caverna: Page 2-4-0, (-11) yds., Rhodes 0-0-3.
Receiving
Crittenden: Joyce 2-39, Lamey 1-15, Belt 1-16, Dossett 1-38.
Defense
A. Beavers: 5 solo, 5 asst, 3 TFL
B. Birk: 4 solo, 1 asst, TFL, Sack
M. Hunt: solo, asst
J. Estes: 3 asst
M. Joyce: 5 solo, asst, CF, FR
T. Kinnis: asst
B. Lamey: solo, 2 asst
S. O'Leary: 3 solo, 4 asst, TFL
P. Riley: INT
J. Hayes: solo
H. Jones: solo, asst, TFL
J. Phillips: solo, 2 asst
T. Boone: 4 solo, 2 asst, FR
C. McCalister: asst, 2 INT
X. Tabor: asst
B. Winders: 2 asst
B. Lamey fumble recovery

Records: Crittenden 7-4, Caverna 0-11

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