Bulldogs run past Volunteer for road win



Hampton bounced back in a big way.

The Bulldogs rolled to a 49-7 victory over Class 5A Volunteer on Friday night in Church Hill. With the win, Hampton improved to 7-1 on the season.

The first quarter saw both teams get on the board.

Hampton opened the scoring as Conor Jones scored on a QB sneak, and Michael Harrison added the extra point to give HHS a 7-0 lead.

The Falcons, however, answered quickly as Rayshawn Simmons scored on a 70-yard run off a reverse.

The first quarter ended in a 7-7 tie.

HHS broke the tie just over a minute into the second quarter as Morgan Lyons caught a Jones pass for 19 yards. After the Hampton defense recorded a big stop, Aidan Vines pushed the lead to 21-7 with a 36-yard touchdown run with 4:33 remaining in the half.

In the closing seconds of the half, Hampton added to their lead as Jones scored his second rushing touchdown of the night.

Any thought of a Volunteer comeback was quickly erased in the third quarter.

The Hampton defense continued to limit the Falcons’ offense in the second half, while the Bulldog offense continued to move efficiently.

Morgan Lyons scored on a two-yard run on Hampton’s first possession of the second half as HHS maintained a 35-7 lead after three complete quarters.

In the final quarter, Jones and Lyons connected for an eight-yard touchdown early in the quarter, and Jonathan Greenwell capped all scoring with a three-yard run.

Jones finished the night 8-of-9 passing for 132 yards and the junior quarterback also added 47 yards on 10 carries.

Vines had 142 yards on 16 carries for Hampton, while Harrison was 7-of-7 on extra-point attempts.

As a team, Hampton had a team total of 321 rushing yards.


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