Hampton falls to AE in shootout



Hampton was unable to match a high-powered offense on Friday night.

The Bulldogs fell 74-50 to Austin-East on Friday in Knoxville to see their season come to a close in the Class 2A playoffs.

HHS finishes the season with a 10-2 record.

The Bulldogs got on the board first as Hunter Davenport scored on a 60-yard touchdown run. Adam McClain added the conversion to give Hampton an 8-0 lead. Austin-East scored back-to-back touchdowns to take a 21-8 lead after a quarter of play.

The Roadrunners pushed the lead to 28-8 in the opening minutes of the second quarter, but Davenport struck again – this time with a 79-yard score.

Jason Russell added a short touchdown for the Bulldogs, but the Roadrunners maintained a 42-24 lead at the half.

Russell and Davenport connected in the third quarter to answer an Austin-East touchdown with a 65-yard Hampton score. The Roadrunners, however, answered again with a score.

Davenport scored his fourth total touchdown of the night in the third on a short carry as the Bulldogs trailed 55-38 entering the final quarter.

Hampton saw Davenport bookmark the Roadrunner touchdowns in the final quarter with two more of his own.

Davenport finished with 526 yards of total offense – 335 rushing and 191 passing. McClain had 32 carries for 132 yards.

Russell went 6-of-10 passing for 252 yards.

The Roadrunners will now face Happy Valley with a state semifinal berth on the line.


The Latest

error: Content is protected !!