Friday, October 6, 2023

Rockets win 40-6 at Ohio County

HARTFORD, Ky. – Crittenden County dominated Ohio County 40-6 Friday on the road in a non-district game.

Camron Belcher picks up yards after
a catch at Ohio County.
Ohio County, a 5A team, fumbled the ball three times and threw an interception on its only pass. The Rockets also covered a kickoff deep in Eagle territory that led to a touchdown. Brayden Mahnke and Tyree McLean recovered fumbles that also led to scores.

Crittenden had ideal field position the entire game, starting a series only once on its own end of the field with the varsity squad in play. CCHS's JV boys finished the game up after the Rockets enabled a running clock with just over three minutes left in the third quarter with a 40-0 lead.

The Eagles only score came on a quarterback run on the game's final play against the CCHS reserves.

Rocket quarterback Micah Newcom was precise with his passing, completing 19-of-26 for 176 yards. Camron Belcher led receivers with 53 yards on three catches. Four more receivers had three or more receptions. Crittenden did not have much success running the football, gaining just 48 yards on 24 attempts.

The defense was key, getting four take-aways, including an interception by Gabe Keller, his fourth of the season.

Ranked as high as No. 7 in some statewide polls, the Rockets will be at No. 4 Mayfield next week for key First District Class 2A matchup.

"It was a good to see some of the young guys in tonight toward the end and make some plays. It was just a good overall night to have one of these kind of wins," coach Gaige Courtney said. "Ohio County is a big, physical 5A team and we respected them, but you have Mayfield on the horizon. So you didn't want your guys thinking about that, you just want them to take care of business."


Crittenden 21 12    7    0

Ohio County 0    0    0    6


C-Micah Newcom 1 run (Casey Cates run) 7:59, 1st

C-Caden Howard 35 pass from Newcom (pass failed) 4:10, 1st

C-Tyler Belt 2 pass from Newcom (Tyree McLean kick) 2:19, 1st

C-Gabe Keller 6 pass from Newcom (kick blocked) 8:46, 2nd

C-Belt 1 run (kick failed) :26, 2nd

C-Keller 2 pass from Newcom (McLean kick) 3:31, 3rd

O-Lucas Kramer 31 run, :00


First Downs: CCHS 13, OCHS 5

Penalties: CCHS 5-40, OCHS 5-40

Rushing: CCHS 24-48, OCHS 30-137

Passing: CCHS 20-27-0 180. 0-1-1, 0

Total Yards: CCHS 228, OCHS 137

Fumbles/Lost: CCHS 0-0, OCHS 6-2



CCHS: Gattin Travis 10-20, Belt 3-4, Jacob Carder 3-6, Quinn Summers 1-(-11), Newcom 7-29. OCHS: Noah Phelps 16-46, RJ Williams 1-8, Cam Evans 3-24, Carson Powers 1-5, Brady Cox 7-17, Kramer 2-37.


CCHS: Newcom 19-26-0, 176; Quinn Summers 1-1-0, 4. OCHS: Kramer 0-1-1.


CCHS: Cates 2-13, Keller 4-26, Howard 3-45, Belt 2-7, Camron Belcher 3-53, McLean 3-18, Dakota Sosh 3-18.


Gabe Keller 3 solos, interception; Gattin Travis 4 solos, 2 assists; Bennett McDaniel 3 solos, 3 assist; Casey Cates solo, 2 assists; Grayson James solo, assist; Blake French solo; Tyree McLean fumble recovery; Kaiden Travis 2 solos, 2 TFL; Camron Belcher 2 solos, TFL; Brayden Mahnke assist, fumble recovery; Trace Scott 2 solos, assist; Riley Barker solo; Brayden Poindexter 2 solos, fumble recovery; Dakota Sosh solo; Keagan Pearson solo; Michael Counts assist; Logan Nolan solo, assist; Gaige Markham 3 solos, TFL.

Players of the Game: Offense Micah Newcom, Defense Gattin Travis, Lineman Grayson James, Special Teams Brayden Mahnke.

Records: Crittenden 4-3, Ohio County 1-7