Bulldogs fall in first round to Rockwood

Hampton was unable to shake off a slow start at Rockwood.

The Bulldogs saw their season come to a close with a 45-14 loss to Rockwood on Friday night in the Class 2A playoffs.

Hampton finishes with a 4-7 record.


After Rockwood opened the scoring, the Bulldogs marched inside the Rockwood 5-yard line. However, a penalty wiped off a touchdown and Hampton was stopped on fourth down. The Tigers responded on the next drive with a 99-yard touchdown run that gave Rockwood a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Hunter Davenport opened the second quarter with a five-yard touchdown to close the gap to six points after the conversion, but Hampton found themselves in a 21-8 deficit at the half.

The Bulldogs continued to get in striking distance, but penalties and turnovers stalled the drives. Rockwood added a 50-yard touchdown run in the final minutes of the third quarter to take a 27-8 lead going into the fourth.

The Tigers scored two quick touchdowns to open the final quarter, but Hampton continued to fight. Jason Russell found Hunter Davenport for a 60-yard touchdown to trim the lead to 39-14.

Unfortunately, that was as close as the Bulldogs could get.

Davenport rushed for 167 yards on 26 carries while adding 86 receiving yards to close out his Hampton career.

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