Friday, September 14, 2018

Slow start but Rockets cruise in homecoming win

Ethan Dossett (10) is now the career receptions
leader in school history.
MARION, Ky. – The 10th-ranked Rockets overcame a sluggish start to eventually cruise to a 48-13 win over Webster County on a night when the passing tandem of quarterback Hunter Boone and receiver Ethan Dossett achieved some personal milestones.

Crittenden stumbled out of the blocks – particularly on special teams – with a huge homecoming crowd in attendance that gave the now 1-3 Trojans some early opportunities on which they failed to capitalize. A couple of first-quarter fumbles by the CCHS punt return team, a missed field goal attempt and a fourth down inside Webster territory kept it close for a time.

The Rockets – who had come out like a blitzkrieg in its previous wins –  led by a 7-0 margin midway through the second period. Boone threw a first-period scoring strike to Dossett to put Crittenden ahead for good, but the cushion was thin for a time.

It wasn't until the Rockets' final three offensive possessions of the first half that they got on track, scoring on each of those. Sophomore running back Xander Tabor, getting his first start with senior back Devon Nesbitt sidelined after a slight concession the previous week, scored twice in the second period and Dossett caught another TD pass from Boone.

Dossett's two TD catches gives him the school's career record for scoring catches with 18, eclipsing T.K. Guess's previous mark of 17. By game's end, Boone had also surpassed the 400 passing completions mark for his carer, guaranteeing him a spot in the KHSAA all-time record book somewhere among the top 50 quarterbacks in Kentucky high school history.

Boone threw four touchdown passes in the game, none sweeter than a third-quarter, 29-yard strike to his sophomore brother Tyler Boone. (See video comments below)

"It's pretty cool to play Friday nights with my little brother and to hit him with our first touchdown pass was pretty cool," the quarterback said.

"Coach (Sean) Thompson drew up it up and I didn't see a safety over the top so I knew it was going to be there," said the receiver.

Defensively, the Rockets were dominating for most the game. Webster scored late after the outcome had been decided. The Rocket defense held Webster to just 23 yards rushing and if you subtract an 83-yard completion late in the game against the reserves, the secondary allowed only 63 yards through the air.

"The defense was rocking tonight," said cornerback Payton Riley.

Crittenden County will be back at home next week to face undefeated Union County.

Webster County 0 0 7 6
Crittenden County 7 20 21 0

C-Ethan Dossett 27 pass from Hunter Boone (Parker Johnson kick) 3:53, 1st
C-Xander Tabor 8 run (pass failed) 6:15, 2nd
C-Tabor 4 run (pass failed) 1:40, 2nd
C-Dossett 30 pass from Boone (Gavin Dickerson pass from Boone) :09, 2nd
C-Tyler Boone 29 pass from H.Boone (Johnson kick) 10:23, 3rd
W-Daniel Yates 22 pass from Mason Wilson (Seth Ranes kick) 7:12, 3rd
C-Dickerson 1 run (Johnson kick) 4:52, 3rd
C-Branen Lamey 44 pass from Boone (Johnson kick) 2:31, 3rd
W-Shawn Guinn 2 run (kick failed) 3:50, 4th

First Downs: Crittenden 12, Webster 5
Penalties: Crittenden 6-65, Webster 5-30
Rushing: Crittenden 26-82, Webster 15-23
Passing: Crittenden 22-29-1, 325 yds., Webster 13-31-1, 146 yds.
Total Yards: Crittenden 407, Webster 169
Fumbles/Lost: Crittenden 3-3, Webster 2-1

Crittenden: Tabor 9-48, Travis Guess 5-0, Dossett 2-13, Lamey 2-5, Dickerson 4-8, Braxton Winders 3-10, H.Boone 1-(-2). Webster: Guinn 1-2, Tanner Robertson 12-(-2), Jacob Schuette 2-12, Wilson 2-11.
Crittenden: H.Boone 22-29-1, 296 yds. Webster: Wilson 13-31-1, 146 yds.
Crittenden: Dossett 5-100, Payton Riley 5-75, Lamey 5-69, Tabor 4-14, T.Boone 1-29, Dickerson 2-38. Webster: Ayden Winn 6-107, Schuette 1-5, Tanner Robertson 1-0, Yates 3-33, Hayden Link 2-0.
Defense:  H.Boone solo; Dickerson 3 solos, 3 assists, 2 sacks, fumble recovery; Johnson solo, assist; Joyce 2 solos, assist; Lamey 2 assists; Langston solo, assist; O’Leary solo, assist; Riley interception; Gobin 2 solos, assist, sack; Guess 2 solos; Jones 2 solos; Phillips solo; T.Boone 12 solos, 2 assists, sack, forced fumble; Ellington solo, assist, sack; Perkins 2 solos; Stevens solo; Tabor solo, 2 assists; Winders solo, 2 assists.
Records: Crittenden 3-1, Webster 1-4