Hampton looked to stay hot on Friday night. However, Gatlinburg Pittman had another idea.

The Bulldogs dropped a tough 34-21 decision to the Highlanders from Gatlinburg in a non conference matchup at JC Campbell Stadium.


With the loss, Hampton moves to 2-2 on the year heading into their bye week.

The Bulldogs broke onto the scoreboard first with some trickery on the opening offensive play. Lane Potter found Conor Jones on a halfback pass that covered 84 yards to give HHS an early 7-0 advantage. GP answered quickly as Bryce Akey broke into the end zone to tie the game at 7-7.
Hampton saw the offensive get moving in the second quarter after GP took a score lead.

Alex Hardin hit Isiah Greenwell for an 11-yard touchdown after the duo helped move the Bulldogs down the field.

Michael Harrison added the extra point to give HHS a 14-13 advantage.

The Highlanders took control right before half with back-to-back touchdowns to take a 27-14 lead into the half.

In the third quarter, GP broke onto the board with a pick six to push the lead to 34-14. Hampton, however, kept battling.

Hardin found Jones for a 31-yard touchdown to cap off the scoring.

The Bulldogs will take their bye week on Sept. 14 before hosting David Crockett on Sept. 21.