Hampton Outlasts Johnson County For Road Win



It was a successful road trip for Hampton on Friday night.

The Bulldogs outlasted Johnson County for a hard-fought 32-26 in Mountain City Friday night in nonconference action.

With the win, Hampton improved to 1-1 on the year.

After the HHS defense set the tone on the game’s opening drive, the Bulldog offense saw Dominique Burleson cap a strong drive with a short touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 6-0 lead after a quarter of play.

Burleson added to the Hampton lead late in the second with a six-yard score, but Johnson County got on the board in the closing seconds as Connor Simcox threw a 10-yard touchdown to Jay Stout.

Hampton held a 14-6 halftime lead.

Burleson and company picked up where they left off in the third quarter as Burleson opened the second half with a 19-yard touchdown to push the Hampton lead out.

The Longhorns, however, weren’t going to go quietly as Simcox threw his second touchdown of the night to trim the HHS lead back to a single-score game.

Geno Carrico found the endzone for Hampton later in the third quarter as the Bulldogs maintained a 26-12 lead after three complete quarters.

Johnson County answered with 6:51 left in the fourth to pull within eight points with a third Simcox touchdown pass, but Burleson answered with a 28-yard touchdown with 2:49 left to play.

Juan Meija caught a Simcox pass on a wheel route for a 26-yard touchdown for the Longhorns, but Hampton was able to hold on in the closing moments to secure the win.


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