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Hampton runs past Avery

Carter County Sports

The Bulldogs opened the 2015 season in style.

Behind 559 total offensive yards, 468 of which were on the ground, Hampton rolled to a 54-17 victory over Avery County (N.C.) on Friday night in Newland, N.C.
Adam McClain capped off the season opening drive with a five-yard touchdown run.

The Jason Russell extra point was good as Hampton took a 7-0 lead 10 seconds into the game.

After the Vikings were forced to punt, McClain struck again with a 45-yard touchdown run. The Bulldogs defense held the Vikings on fourth down on the ensuing drive, and that set up a 30-yard touchdown run from McClain as Hampton took a 19-0 lead into the second quarter.

In the opening minutes of the second quarter, McClain scored his fourth touchdown of the night to cap off a four-play, 60-yard drive, and the Jerry Lunsford run on the two-point conversion pushed the lead to 27-0.

Avery got on the board with an 18-yard touchdown run by Christian Hicks. However, a Lunsford seven-yard touchdown run, and senior quarterback Coby Jones hit Lunsfrod for a 34-yard touchdown pass to push the Hampton advantage to 41-10.

The Bulldogs pulled out trickery to open the second half by recovering an onside kick.
On the next play, Lunsford broke free for a 50-yard touchdown run. On the next Hampton drive, Hunter Davenport raced 94 yards for a touchdown to cap off the Hampton scoring for the night.

Lunsford finished the game with 196 yards on 10 carries, while McClain had 142 yards on 13 carries to go along with his four touchdowns. Davenport finished with three carries for 105 yards. Jones ended the night 6-of-8 passing for 91 yards.

As a team, Hampton outgained Avery 559-184.

The Bulldgs open the home slate of games next Friday by hosting Johnson County

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