Friday, October 2, 2020

Heavy Rocket horsepower rolls Trigg 56-34

Luke Mundy tracks down Trigg's Jaquellus
Martin early in the game.
CADIZ, Ky. – Crittenden County may have started a bit cool at Trigg County Friday, but when the No. 6 Rockets finally warmed up the offensive engines there was plenty of horsepower to overwhelm the hosts 56-34.

The game was close early, then it wasn’t, and by the time it was nearly over Trigg had mustered up enough energy to make it look much tighter than it was.

Rocket senior running back Xander Tabor scored five times, once on a long pass from quarterback Luke Crider. Tabor finished with 166 yards rushing and 57 receiving. Crider’s passing efficiency was much better than it had been in earlier outings as he completed 6-of-10 for 280 yards.

The Rockets were lethargic out of the chute, made some mistakes and Trigg capitalized. The Wildcats scored on a long pass play over the middle to Wildcat junior stalwart Kenny Adams. Then, Trigg recovered a errant Crittenden snap and scored on a fumble return to lead 14-7.

QB Luke Crider (6) tries to haul in an errant
snap but Trigg got it and scored in the first quarter.

From there, the Rockets blasted Trigg with seven unanswered touchdowns and led 56-14 with a running clock in the third period. Yet, Crittenden’s reserves couldn’t hold the Wildcats at bay late in the game as Trigg scored three times in the closing minutes.

“We really got off to a slow start tonight. Trigg came out and took advantage of some things they saw on film,” said Rocket coach Sean Thompson.

Some adjustments by defensive coordinator Gaige Courtney turned the tide, Thompson explained.

“The positive thing is that we turned it on and got it going, and when I say got it going, we really got it going and put up 56 points,” added Thompson, who became the second winningest coach in school history with the victory at Trigg County. It was his 24th in three seasons.

Six of Crittenden's points came on a interception return by senior linebacker Caden McCalister, the second of his career.

The Rockets have now won three straight after dropping the opener at Caldwell County. They will play next week at Caverna to open district action.

Crittenden   21  21 14 0
Trigg County    14   0 6 14

T-Kenny Adams 60 pass from Jacob Wease (Keller Nichols kick) 11:07, 1st
C-Xander Tabor 57 pass from Luke Crider (Noah Perkins kick) 7:55, 1st
T-Jaquellus Martin 15 fumble recovery (Nichols kick) 6:11, 1st
C-Tabor 8 run (Perkins kick) 5:02, 1st
C-Tabor 16 run (Perkins kick) 3:44,1st
C-Preston Morgeson 82 pass from Crider (Perkins kick) 8:56, 2nd
C-Tabor 72 run (Perkins kick) 6:53, 2nd
C-Preston Turley 73 pass from Crider (Perkins kick) 2:38, 2nd
C-Tabor 54 run (Perkins kick) 11:42, 3rd
C-Caden McCalister 46 interception return (Perkins kick) 11:32, 3rd
T-Martin 54 run (kick failed) 3:45, 3rd
T-Adams 7 run (run failed) 9:11, 4th
T-Martin 33 pass from Wease (Jhaden Vaughn pass from Wease) 4:00, 4th

First Downs: CCHS 5, TCHS 13
Penalties: CCHS 7-55, TCHS 3-31
Rushing: CCHS 18-174, TCHS 30-161
Passing: CCHS 6-13-2, 280, TCHS 13-31-2, 173
Total Yards: CCHS 454, TCHS 334
Fumbles/Lost: CCHS 4-2, TCHS 2-2


CCHS: Tabor 11-166, Morgeson 1-29, Keifer Marshall 3-(-3), Seth Guess 2-(-10), Crider 1-(-8). TCHS: Martin 10-110, Adams 14-53, Kelsey Parham 4-15, Wease 2-(-17).
CCHS: Crider 6-10-1, 280 yds., Seth Guess 0-1-0, Micah Newcom 0-2-1. TCHS: Wease 13-31-2, 173.
CCHS: Turley 2-108, Tabor 1-57, Morgeson 1-82, Brysen Baker 2-33. TCHS: Martin 1-33, Vaughn 6-37, Adams 2-64, Martin 1-0, Conner Wallace 1-9, Dakota Lockhard 1-20, Dillon Skinner 1-10.
Noah McGowan 3 solos, assist, fumble recovery, TFL; Preston Turley 2 solos, 2 assists; Braxton Winders 3 solos, caused fumble, TFL; Tyler Boone 13 solos, fumble recovery, 2 sacks, TFL; Caden McCalister 6 solos, 1 assist, interception, TFL; Lathen Easley assist; Ian Ellington 2 solos, assist; Luke Mundy 2 solos, 2 assists, interception, sack, TFL; Trace Derrington 2 solos, 2 assists; Dylan Yates 3 solos, 2 TFL; Logan Bailey 2 solos, assist; Maddox Carlson solo; Kaleb Nesbitt solo, 2 assists; Preston Morgeson 6 solos, assist, caused fumble, TFL; Seth Guess solo.
Players of the Game Offense Xander Tabor, Defense Tyler Boone, Lineman Tucker Sharp, Special Teams Noah Perkins.
Records: CCHS 3-1, TCHS 1-3