Saturday, August 5, 2023

Rocket offense clicks in first scrimmage

DRAFFENVILLE, Ky. - Crittenden County began its pre-season scrimmage schedule on the road Friday against Marshall County. 

Led by senior quarterback Micah Newcom, the Rockets prevailed 34-14 in the varsity portion of the scrimmage.

Newcom was sharp and the offense was in rhythm most of the way. Running back Tyler Belt opened the game with a 60-yard touchdown run on the first series. Tyree McLean and Caden Howard were among those who scored on passing plays. Quinn Summers was impressive in a backup role at QB.

Defensively, the Rockets improved as the game progressed. Coach Gaige Courtney said he wasn’t surprised that the offense appeared a bit ahead of the defense at this point in preseason, primarily because so many offensive players are returning and Newcom has great command of the playbook. 

“The main takeaway for us was that we’re out of shape,” Courtney said.

There were a handful of injuries, but nothing appears to be too concerning other than a possible concussion for Trace Scott. 

CCHS will play its final pre-season warmup on Thursday starting at 6 p.m., at Madisonville.