BY: ANDY HUNT
ABOVE: Donny Beverly (#37 in color), Dennis Mott (#21), Ethan Dossett (#10), and Johnny Crider (#37).
Find out what select statistical group these four former players and a current Rocket are part of in this week's post.
Also, check out a review of this week's matchup against DeSales!
DeSales Colts (0-9, 0-4)
- Central Hardin (6A, 8-1) – LOSS – 45-7
- North Hardin (6A, 4-5) – LOSS – 45-6
- Meade County (6A, 4-5) – LOSS – 42-21
- Pleasure Ridge Park (6A, 6-4) – LOSS – 47-0
- Henry County (3A, 7-2) – LOSS – 49-6*
- Fern Creek (6A, 4-6) – LOSS – 43-13
- Christian Academy - Louisville (3A, 9-0) – LOSS – 51-0*
- Western Hills (3A, 2-7) – LOSS – 26-18*
Mercer County (3A, 4-5) – LOSS – 30-25*
- This week’s game will be DeSales's last game of the season.
- Crittenden County is the only non-6A team DeSales plays during its non-district games in 2022.
- DeSales has 54 players on its roster (55 in ’21, 58 in ’20).
- DeSales is 0-12 in its last 12 road games.
- The last time DeSales won a road game was November 6, 2020 against Western Hills, 41-0.
- DeSales has not reported stats in 2022.
DeSales and Crittenden Common Opponents
- DeSales and Crittenden County have not played a common this year.
- However, some opponents of opponents have played each other, but don't put a lot of stock in these examples for prediction of the outcome of this week's game:
- Crittenden County lost to Bethlehem (63-35)
- Bethlehem beat Western Hills (58-6)
- Western Hills beat DeSales (26-18)
- Crittenden County beat Webster County (14-7)
- Webster County beat Moore (46-19)
- Moore beat Iroquois (42-12)
- Iroquois lost to Pleasure Ridge Park (48-0)
- Pleasure Ridge Park beat DeSales (47-0)
- DeSales won 2A state titles in 2013 and 2014.
- DeSales football ended its season in 2019 in the semi-finals of the 3A state football tournament. DeSales fell to eventual state champion Belfry, 15-14, in double overtime.
- In 2020, COVID ravaged their schedule and they ended the season 3-3 with the #4 seed in their district. DeSales lost in the first round of the playoffs, 7-3, against Christian Academy-Louisville.
- For 2021, DeSales's head coach, Harold Davis, resigned three weeks prior to the season starting to be Bellarmine University's sprint football head coach.
- An assistant took over as interim head coach and the Colts ended up 2-9 taking the #3 seed in their district.
- Mercer County quickly dispatched DeSales in the playoffs, 41-17. This was DeSales first losing season since going 5-6 in 2003.
- During November 2021, DeSales hired its current head coach, Mike Jackson.
- Per a 2021 article in the Courier Journal (click here to view it):
"Jackson, has a 146-94 career record in 20 seasons as a head coach at Oldham County (1997-2004), Pikeville (2005-07) and Ballard (2008-15). His 2014 Ballard team went 10-4 and reached the semifinals of the Class 6A playoffs.
After a year off in 2016, Jackson was an assistant coach at Trinity in 2017 and the head coach at Seneca in 2018 before heading to Male."
Jackson was an offensive coordinator at Male for three seasons.
Jackson is originally from Corbin, Kentucky and played college football at Centre.
DeSales High School
- The full name of the school is St. Francis DeSales.
- The school was started in 1956.
- The school is an all-male, college-preparatory Catholic school.
- One of the Directors at the school is Nick Roush, a well-known writer for Kentucky Sports Radio. Roush is a 2010 graduate of DeSales.
- Current tuition and fees are $15,386.
- Average class size is 14 with a student to teacher ratio of 11:1.
- 100% college acceptance rate.
- The mascot is the colt.
School Records Versus Russellville Broken Last Week
- Completion Percentage: 85.7%, Micah Newcom (Previous Recordholder: Luke Crider, 2019 (Playoff), (11/15) 73.3%.
- Newcom's completion percentage is tied for the second highest ever for a single game regardless of opponent (minimum 14 attempts).
- Newcom tied the best completion for a single game two games ago.
Record Breaker Watch
- Micah Newcom sits 9th all-time passing yards with 1,651. Next up are Sean Thompson with 1,757, Turner Martin with 1,840, and J.D. Gray with 2,172.
- Micah Newcom has the 8th most passing yards in a single season with 1,461. Next up are Austin Berry (2005) with 1,486, Hunter Boone (2016) with 1,801, and Luke Crider (2021) with 2,006.
- Micah Newcom has 123 completions in his career which ranks 9th all-time. Next up are Travis Gilbert with 140, Turner Martin with 146 and J.D. Gray with 174.
- Micah Newcom has completed 109 passes this season which is the 7th most in a season. Next up are Austin Berry (2004) with 122 and Luke Crider (2021) with 153.
- With 16 more attempts, Micah Newcom will be the 15th Rocket QB to have at least 200 attempts in a career. He currently has 184.
- Micah Newcom has 161 passing attempts which is tied for 9th most in a single season. Next up are Luke Crider (2020) with 170 and Austin Berry & Jamie Curtis with 203.
- Micah Newcom has 21 career touchdown passes which is tied for 5th all-time. Next up are J.D. Gray with 24, Austin Berry with 47 and Luke Crider with 49.
- Micah Newcom is tied for the sixth most TD passes in a single season with 18. Next up are Luke Crider (2021) & Luke Crider (2021) with 19 and Austin Berry (2004) with 29.
- Micah Newcom is currently first in completion percentage for a season with 67.70% (109/161). Next are Austin Berry (122/203 in 2004) with 60.10%, Luke Crider (44/76 in 2019) with 57.89%, and Hunter Boone (171/298 in 2017) with 57.38%.
- Micah Newcom is second in passer rating during a season. Newcom’s rating is 174.61. The highest passer rating in a single season is 184.79 from Austin Berry in 2004. The rating system used is the collegiate version.
- Newcom is 4th in touchdown to interception ratio for a season. Newcom is at 3.6 (18 TD/ 5 INT). Luke Crider is at 3.67, Austin Berry 4.83 and J.D. Gray 5.00.
- Micah Newcom needs 40 yards to be the 18th Rocket to record over 2,000 yards of offense in a career. Yards of offense adds rushing and passing yards.
- Micah Newcom currently has 1,776 yards of offense which ranks as the 9th most in a single season. Next up are Hunter Boone (2016) with 1,806, J.D. Gray (2009) with 1,924, and J.D Gray (2008) with 2,000.
- Micah Newcom has been responsible for 29 total career TDs. This ranks him tied for 20th in career TDs responsible for. Next up are Brad Madden with 30 and Brian Berry with 31.
- Micah Newcom has been “responsible for” the scoring of 26 touchdowns (8 rush, 18 pass) this season. Newcom’s total is tied for the 7th most in a single season.
- Preston Morgeson has 1,347 career receiving yards which is the 4th most all-time. Next up are Chad Perryman (1990-1993) with 1,655, T.K. Guess (2002-2005) with 1,774, and the all-time leader Ethan Dossett (2015-2018) with 2,130.
- Preston Morgeson has 363 yards receiving this season which is the 25th most in a season. Next up are Jamie Champion with 390, Kaleb Nesbitt (2022), Kaleb Nesbitt (2021), & Preston Morgeson (2019) with 404, and Preston Turley (2019) with 418.
- Preston Morgeson has the 2nd most career receiving touchdowns with 22. Ethan Dossett is the all-time leader with 23.
- Preston Morgeson has 97 career receptions which is the 2nd most in school history. Next up is the all-time leader is Ethan Dossett with 127.
- Preston Morgeson has 30 receptions this season which is tied for the 16th most in a year. Next up are Kaleb Nesbitt (2021) & Bobby Knox (2012) with 32, Alex Cosby (2015) & Chad Perryman (1991) with 34, and Brysen Baker (2021) with 35.
Morgeson has 2,016 career yards from scrimmage.
Morgeson is the 16th player in school history with 2,000 or
more yards from scrimmage in a career.
Yards from scrimmage are rushing and receiving yards combined. Next up are Donny Beverly with 2,040, Chad
Perryman with 2,064, Denis Hodge with 2,111, Johnny Crider with 2,137, Ethan Dossett with 2,186, and Dennis Mott with 2,300.
- Preston Morgeson has scored 34 career TDs which is tied for the 9th most in that category. Next up are Ronnie Moss with 39 and David Beverly with 42.
- Preston Morgeson has been responsible for 34 total career TDs. This ranks him tied for 13th in career TDs responsible for. Next up are Ronnie Moss with 39 and Nick Castiller with 40.
- Preston Morgeson has 253 career points which is the 8th most. Next up are David Beverly with 260 and Xander Tabor with 268, Dennis Mott with 269, and T.K. Guess with 288.
- Preston Morgeson has scored 80 points this season which is the 29th most in a single season. With 18 more points, Morgeson will be tied for 16th.
- Preston Morgeson has attempted 50 PATs in his career which is the 9th most ever. Next up are Parker Johnson with 53 and Brad Madden & Aaron Summers at 60.
- Preston Morgeson is tied for the 14th most PATs attempted in a season with 28. Next up are Brad Madden with 30 and Aaron Summers with 32.
- Preston Morgeson has made 43 PATs in his career which is the 8th most ever. Next up are Cody Belt with 44 and Parker Johnson with 48.
- Preston Morgeson hold 13th in most PATs made in a season with 24. Next up are Buddy McDaniel with 25, Micah Hollamon with 29, and Will Perkins & George Congenie with 33.
- Preston Morgeson is tied for 7th in career interceptions with 7. Next up are Chad Perryman with 8 and Caden McCalister & Mike Taylor with 10.
- Kaleb Nesbitt has 1,131 career receiving yards which is the 6th most ever. Next up are Ethan Hunt with 1,191 and Preston Morgeson with 1,347.
- Kaleb Nesbitt has 404 yards receiving this season which is tied for the 22nd most in a single season. Next up are Preston Turley (2021) with 418, Payton Riley (2018) with 430, Branen Lamey (2018) with 440, and Bobby Knox (2012) with 441. With 100 more receiving yards, Nesbitt will be in 11th place all-time.
- Kaleb Nesbitt has 15 career TD receptions which is tied for 5th all-time. Next up are Branen Lamey & T.K. Guess with 17 each.
- Kaleb Nesbitt has 85 career receptions. He is tied for 5th place on the list and sits behind Ethan Hunt with 86 and Preston Morgeson with 92.
- Kaleb Nesbitt has 28 receptions this season which is tied for the 20th most in a year. With 10 more receptions, Nesbitt will be in eight place all-time.
- Kaleb Nesbitt has caught at least one pass in 13 straight games which is tied for 5th longest streak in school history. Next up are Alex Cosby with 15 and T.K. Guess with 22.
- Briley Berry has 195 tackles which is 30th most all-time. Next up are Dyllan Thornton with 197, Brenden Phillips with 201, and Dylan Yates with 206.
- Briley Berry has 86 tackles this season. With 14 more tackles, Berry will be 31st player to have 100 or more tackles in a season.
- Briley Berry has six career sacks which is tied for 22nd on the all-time list.
- Briley Berry needs one fumble recovery to be the 29th rocket to have five or more fumble recoveries in a career.
- Case Gobin is 39th in career tackles with 177. Next up are Brian Penn with 178, Dustin Lanham with 179, David Hunt with 180 and Ethan Hunt with 185.
- Case Gobin is tied for 7th in career sacks with 10. Next up are Tyler Boone with 12 and Zack Beverly with 15.
- Sam Impastato needs 7 tackles to be the 48th player to at least 150 tackles in their career.
- Sam Impastato is 7th in career Tackles for Loss with 32. Next up are Dylan Clark with 35 and Aaron Berry with 35.
- Sam Impastato is tied for 10th for Tackles for Loss in a season with 15. With two more TFLs, he will be in 8th.
- Sam Impastato is tied for 7th in career sacks with 10. Next up are Tyler Boone with 12 and Zack Beverly with 15.
- Caden Howard has broken the freshman record for fumble recoveries in a season with three.
- Caden Howard has tied the freshman record for caused fumbles in a season with two. Other freshmen causing two fumbles are Aaron Berry (2006), Gavin Dickerson (2015), and Lathen Easley (2017).
- Caden Howard will has broken the freshman record for receptions in a season with 10. Former recordholders are Chad Perryman (1990) and Preston Morgeson (2019) with nine.
- Caden Howard has broken the freshman record for TD receptions in a season. The former recordholder is J.D. Gray (2006) with three.
- Crittenden County has not had a 100-plus yard rusher this season. Records are available back to 1990 and in each season there has been at least one player rush for more than 100 yards in a game.