Hampton storms to 10-0 finish



It was a night of milestones for Hampton.

The Bulldogs wrapped up their fourth 10-0 season in program history with a 54-8 victory over Cumberland Gap on Thursday night.

During the win, senior Coby Jones set the season passing yard mark for the program, while Adam McClain broke the 1,000-yard mark for the season. The Bulldogs had previously clinched the Region 1-2A title as well as the No. 1 seed from the region.

Hampton struck early and often.

Jones hit Jared Wiltshire for a 56-yard touchdown pass in the first minute of the game, and McClain scored on the next drive with a 31-yard run to give HHS an early 14-0 lead. After McClain dived into the end zone from a yard out, Jerry Lunsford added to the Hampton lead with a 65-yard touchdown run.

McClain scored his third touchdown of the night from 17 yards out as Hampton took a 35-0 lead.

The passing game struck again as Nathan Norris caught a Jones pass for a 32-yard touchdown with a minute left in the frame to give HHS a 42-0 advantage at the half.

In the second half, the second and third string got in the action for Hampton and struck for two touchdowns.

McClain finished the night with 114 yards on eight carries, while Lunsford tallied 72 yards on just carries.

Jones tallied four completions for 110 yards with two touchdowns, and he ended the night with 1,430 yards passing for the season which was previously held by Michael Lunsford. In addition to Wiltshire and Norris, JJ Chambers and Wyatt Lyons caught passes.

Hampton will open the 2015 TSSAA playoffs with home field advantage. The Bulldogs will host Sweetwater in the first round on Friday, Nov. 6, with kick set for 7 p.m.


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