Friday, July 16, 2021

Rockets win 7-on-7 event at McCracken

Crittenden County won the 7-on-7 Mustang Midnight Mayhem Tournament at McCracken County Thursday.

Coach Gaige Courtney said it was great to see the team compete a that level against some good competition in the small-school division. 

The Rockets had three pool-play games, losing to Grace Christian Academy from Nashville and beating Marquette, Ill., and Todd Central. In bracket action, CCHS beat Todd Central, Mt. Carmel, Ill., Nashville’s Brentwood Academy JV and Union County in the title match.

“Offensively everybody made plays,” Courtney said, singling out a few who had key receptions, including Preston Morgeson, Gattin Travis, Brysen Baker, Tanner Beverly and Casey Cates. Senior QB Luke Crider was also sharp, the coach said.

“We think our secondary is pretty good because most of them have been back there for a while. The question for our defense will be how we can defend the run.”

Crittenden will have a whole new set of linebackers this season as graduation took a heavy toll on a defense that was ranked last year among the best in Kentucky.

This was the first time Crittenden has won the McCracken passing competition. It was runner-up once.

Preseason workouts got started on Monday on campus with more than 40 players. The Rockets will have a four-day camp the first week of August and a scrimmage on that Friday, Aug. 6 at home against Hopkins Central.