Friday, October 8, 2021

Rockets rule Trigg on road 50-15

Preston Morgeson leaps over defenders into
the end zone for a first-half touchdown.
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CADIZ, Ky. – Crittenden County unearthed its rushing game and the defense was stellar once again as the Rockets beat Trigg County 50-15 Friday on the road, improving to 3-4 on the season.

Rushing for 292 yards, the Rockets controlled the tempo of the game after a scoreless first quarter when CCHS got off to a slow start. The Rockets turned the ball over on downs their first try then fumbled the second series. From there, Crittenden scored seven times and never punted. The only time its offense hiccuped was because of three turnovers and penalties that put them behind the sticks.Two fumbles, an interception and 112 yards in flags were the only blemishes on an otherwise solid performance by the offensive unit, which amassed 564 total yards. 

Rocket defenders Case Gobin (5), Luke Mundy,
and Trace Derrington corral a Trigg runner.

Senior quarterback Luke Crider threw for 272 yards and a touchdown. Perhaps more importantly, he rushed for a career-high 82.

A common denominator in Crittenden’s three wins this season has been its ability to run the football. In every victory, CCHS has eclipsed 200 yards rushing. In its four losses, Crittenden has settled for a combined 80 yards.

Coach Gaige Courtney said it was nice to see the ball moving on the turf, and pointed to sophomore Gattin Travis’ first 100-yard game as a key factor. Travis scored two touchdowns, including a 52-yarder that set in motion a mercy-clock less than a minute into the final period.

Rocket playmaker Preston Morgeson, scored 18 of Crittenden's 50 points. He rushed for two TDs and kicked six PATs.

"The offensive line was creating huge holes," coach Courtney said. "It was a big part of why we were successful running the ball."

Defensively, Crittenden’s first-team didn’t blink, holding the Wildcats (4-4) scoreless. Trigg scooped and scored a TD on a Rocket fumble in the second quarter and tacked on a meaningless touchdown on the game’s final play from scrimmage. 

Crittenden will open Class A First District action next week at Fulton County (1-6). The Pilots only victory this season was against winless Ballard Memorial. 

Crittenden 0 21 15 14
Trigg County 0 7 0 8

C-Preston Morgeson 2 run (Morgeson kick) 10:46, 2nd
T-Kelsey Parham 53 fumble recovery (Keller Nicholes kick) 8:48, 2nd
C-Morgeson 1 run (Morgeson kick) 7:21, 2nd
C-Logan Bailey 12 pass from Luke Crider (Morgeson kick) 5:50, 2nd
C-Gattin Travis 11 run (Morgeson kick) 9:04, 3rd
C-Crider 7 run (Brysen Baker pass from Micah Newcom) 7:26, 3rd
C-Travis 52 run (Morgeson kick) 11:31, 4th
C-Levi Piper 5 run (Morgeson kick) 4:20, 4th
T-Tiler Ware 27 pass from Jacob Wease (Parham run) :16, 4th

First Downs: CCHS 21, TCHS 11
Penalties: CCHS 13-112, TCHS 7-45
Rushing: CCHS 39-292, TCHS 17-43
Passing: CCHS 17-27-1, 272; TCHS 14-39,-0, 166
Total Yards: CCHS 564, TCHS 209
Fumbles/Lost: CCHS 3-2, TCHS 3-3


CCHS: Travis 10-100, Morgeson 13-58, Piper 2-46, Crider 13-82, Newcom 1-2. TCHS: Parham 13-61, Wease 3-(-15), Dakota Lockard 1-(-3).
CCHS: Crider 17-27-1, 272 yds. TCHS: Wease 14-39,-0, 166 yds.
CCHS: Baker 6-102, Bailey 4-65, Kaleb Nesbitt 3-38, Trace Derrington 2-42, Case Gobin 1-10, Rowen Perkins 1-15. TCHS: Lockard 4-47, Jerimyah Shearer 3-12, Jhaden Vaughn 2-32, Parham 3-32, Ware 1-27, Ivey Redd 1-16.
Coleman Stone 2 assists; Luke Munday 3 solos, 4 assists, fumble recovery; John Sigler solo; Ben Evans solo; Trace Derrington 3 solos, assist; Dylan Yates 4 solos, 2 assists, TFL, sack; Logan Bailey 2 solos, 2 assists, fumble recovery; Tanner Beverly 3 solos, assist; Zech McGahan 2 assists; Sam Impastato assist; Case Gobin 3 solos, 2 assists; Rowen Perkins 2 solos, assist; Kaleb Nesbitt 3 solos, assist; Briley Berry 9 solos, 3 assists, TFL, sack, caused fumble, fumble recovery; Preston Morgeson assist; Levi Piper solo; Gattin Travis assist; Camron Belcher 2 solos. 
Records: Crittenden 3-4, Trigg 4-4

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