Hampton’s ground game and stingy defense was the perfect recipe on Friday night.
The Bulldogs steamrolled Johnson County in a 33-0 non-conference victory in Mountain City. With the win, Hampton improved to 4-0 on the season.
The Bulldogs jumped in front midway through the first quarter when Aidan Vines broke free for a 35-yard touchdown run. Michael Harrison added the extra point to give Hampton a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Points were hard to come by in the second quarter as both teams adjusted to the wet field conditions. Hampton extended the lead to 10-0 with a 30-yard field goal by Harrison.
The Bulldogs turned up the pressure in the second half.
Jonathan Greenwell opened the second half scoring as he stepped in front of a Longhorn pass and returned it 42 yards for the touchdown.
Conor Jones scored his first of two second-half touchdowns on a 57-yard run to push the lead to 24-0.
Johnson County moved the ball into Hampton territory – getting to the Hampton 1 – but the Bulldog defense rose to the occasion and turned the Longhorns away without allowing a point.
After the junior Jones intercepted a Longhorn pass, the quarterback scored on an 11-yard run with 5:31 to put Hampton firmly in control.
The Bulldog defense recorded a safety in the closing minutes to account for the final score.
Vines finished the game with 130 yards on 22 carries, while Morgan Lyons had 16 carries for 42 yards. Jones finished the night with nine carries for 75 yards while going 3-of-5 passing.
The Hampton defense allowed just 78 yards in the game with Johnson County’s Dalton Brown accounting for 53 yards on 17 carries.