Saturday, August 13, 2022

Rockets get on track in 2nd scrimmage

Crittenden County’s second preseason scrimmage went more to plan on Friday night at Rocket Stadium as CCHS unleashed a compliment of offensive weapons to blitz Calloway County 39-0 in three quarters of varsity play. The Crittenden JV team won its only quarter 8-0.

Freshman Caden Howard was a bright spot
for the Rocket offense Friday.
The Rockets scored 27 first-half points then tacked on another dozen in the third period behind a balanced running and short passing attack. The only lackluster and apparent segment in need of more polish was the kicking game.

Calloway, which was 3-7 last year in Class 4A, is ranked near the bottom of its division in preseason polls and clearly showed signs of it being a rebuilding period for the Lakers.

For CCHS, Sammy Impastato, Kaleb Nesbitt, Levi Piper, Preston Morgeson and quarterback Micah Newcom all scored touchdowns. Newcom was on target and effective, throwing mostly slants and screens. Running back Gattin Travis also ran the ball well for the Rockets and several other skilled position players got in on the offensive action.

CCHS had not performed well in its first outing of the season a week earlier at Hopkins Central, losing 13-7. Coach Gaige Courtney said he was proud of the improvement and challenged his team to get better in the coming days.

“Great teams work to get better after a win,” he said.

Crittenden will open the regular season this coming Friday at Murray.