Hampton falls in road thriller



On the road, Hampton came up just short on Friday night.

The Bulldogs fell 34-32 to Sullivan North after they were unable to convert a 2-point conversion with just over two minutes to play.

With the loss, Hampton falls to 0-2 in Region 1-2A play and 1-5 overall.

Hunter Davenport set the tone early for Hampton.

Davenport opened the scoring with a 55-yard touchdown to give HHS a 6-0 lead before the Raiders answered to tie the game at 6-6. After Sullivan North took a 12-6 advantage, Davenport tied the game with a three-yard touchdown just past the midpoint of the second quarter.

Hampton recovered a North fumble on the ensuing drive but was unable to convert as they were forced to punt. Sullivan North scored on a  19-yard pass with five seconds remaining in the half to take an 18-12 lead at the half.

After SN pushed the lead to 26-12 to open the third quarter, the teams traded possessions. Davenport hit a high-gear to close out the third as he raced 66 yards for a touchdown as HHS closed back within a score.

The Raiders, however, answered in the opening minute of the fourth to take a 14-point advantage. An impressive drive was capped as Davenport scored on a short put as Hampton pulled back within eight three minutes into the final quarter.

In the closing minutes, Jason Russell found Isiah Greenwell for a 70-yard touchdown throw to pull Hampton within a two-point conversion. On the try, the Bulldogs were stopped short. HHS was unable to force a stop as North iced the win.

Davenport had 180 yards to go with his four touchdowns.

Hampton is set to welcome Cloudland in non-conference play next Friday.


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