Hampton saw their season-opening party spoiled on Friday night.

The Bulldogs dropped a 28-6 decision to Trinity Christian in the opening game of 2018 at JC Campbell Stadium.


In the early going, offense was hard to come by for either team.

Hampton was able to get on the board first as Lane Potter scored on a short run to give HHS a 6-0 lead going to the first quarter. Neither team was able to get anything going for most of the second quarter until Trinity Christian tied things up on a touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining in the half.

Defensively, the Bulldogs saw Matt Hughes, Isiah Greenwell and Jonah Jones nab interceptions. Offensively, Alex Hardin, Caleb Oaks and Hughes added some big carries along with Potter, but the Bulldogs were unable to convert.

Trinity was able to pull away in the second as they added two scores. Hampton continued to fight with the rushing attack, but was unable to get back into the endzone.

In the final quarter, the game was paused for a lightning delay with 5:30 left to play.

From there, Trinity added an insurance score to secure the win.

The Bulldogs are set to return to action next week at Johnson County.