The latest edition of a mainstay county rivalry went the way of the Bulldogs.
Hampton used a big second quarter to pull away to take a 50-6 victory over Cloudland in nonconference action at Orr Field on Friday night.
With the win, Hampton improved to 4-2 on the year, while the ‘Landers moved to 2-3.
After the defenses set the tone on the respective opening drives, Cloudland struck first midway through the first quarter. Kyle Birchfield found Auston Caraway on a jump pass for a 20-yard touchdown as CHS took a 6-0 lead.
Hampton answered quickly as Geno Carrico broke free for a 50-yard run for a touchdown. HHS pushed the lead to 14-6 after the quarter of play as Dom Burleson scored on a 62-yard run and added the two-point conversion.
The Bulldogs hit the gas in the second quarter.
Peyton Townsend found the endzone early in the quarter for a 21-yard score, and Dylan Trivett hit J.J. McElyea for the two-point conversion. Dom Burleson and Carrico added rushing touchdowns, and Trivett found McElyea for a 67-yard touchdown pass to cap off the scoring in the second quarter.
Hampton led 44-6 at the half.
In the third quarter, Damien Buckles scored on a 56-yard touchdown run for Hampton.
The ‘Landers continued to battle and extended some drives, but CHS was unable to break back onto the scoreboard.
Burleson had 109 yards on eight carries to pace the Hampton ground attack.
McElyea ended the night with 105 passing yards and 52 yards rushing, while Carrico had 51 yards on the ground.
Trivett was 5-of-7 passing for 100 yards and added 37 yards on six carries.
Birchfield led Cloudland as the senior had 25 carries for 76 yards.
Hampton outgained Cloudland 454 yards to 127 yards.
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