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Hampton runs past Rebels for statement win

Carter County Sports

Hampton sent a strong message on Friday night.

The Bulldogs ran past state-ranked South Greene in a 30-0 victory at JC Campbell Stadium in Region 1-2A action.


With the win, Hampton improves to 6-2 on the season and moves into a tie for first place in the region with a 2-1 mark along with Happy Valley and South Greene.

It was the first loss of the season for the Rebels, who were ranked No. 6 in the Class 2A AP poll.

The Bulldogs set the tone early.

On the game’s opening drive, Matt Hughes raced 64 yards for a touchdown and Caleb Oakes added the two-point conversion to give HHS an early 8-0 lead. After the defense held strong on the ensuing Rebel drive,

Hampton increased the lead to 16-0 as Isiah Greenwell scored on a short touchdown run. Conor Jones found Macon Bardon for the two-point conversion.

Neither team was able to get back on the board for the rest of the half as Hampton held a 16-0 lead at the break.

The Bulldogs opened the second half quick as Greenwell broke free for a 58-yard touchdown to give Hampton a three-score lead. Hampton’s defense continued to keep South Greene stifled as the Bulldogs maintained a 22-0 lead after three complete quarters of play.

In the final quarter, Jones capped off the scoring with a six-yard touchdown run and then the sophomore quarterback added the conversion to secure the decisive win.

The Bulldogs are set to return to action next week as Unaka visits for a non-conference clash.

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