Hampton Takes Region 1-2A Win Over Happy Valley



Hampton held the upper hand in a Region 1-2A county clash Friday night.

The Bulldogs pulled away in the second quarter and took a 48-0 victory over Happy Valley on Warrior Hill.

Hampton improved to 4-0 on the season, while Happy Valley fell to 0-4 on the season.

Neither offense was able to get anything going in the opening minutes as the teams traded punts to open the game. The Bulldogs used a nine-play drive that covered 63 yards to get some momentum and scored on a five-yard run from Conor Jones.

Michael Harrison added the extra point to take a 7-0 lead with under a minute remaining in the first quarter.

Happy Valley had a big play to move into Hampton territory as Andrew Little hit Jamie Esterline for a 38-yard completion off a halfback pass to end the quarter.

HV, however, was unable to capitalize on the momentum as they were stopped on fourth down.

The Bulldogs offense continued to click on the ensuing possession as HHS methodically covered 68 yards in 10 plays, and Levi Lunsford capped off the drive with a four-yard touchdown as the Bulldogs pushed the lead to 14-0 midway through the quarter.

HV continued to battle but was unable to get anything going on their next offensive drive.

Hampton struck again as Chance Point ran underneath a Jones pass for a 46-yard touchdown. The Bulldog defense saw Tyler Thompson intercept an HV pass and return it 61 yards for the pick-six.

Happy Valley was unable to extend the next drive.

Hampton went to work quickly as Jones and Point connected again for a 25-yard touchdown to take a 35-0 lead into the locker room at the half.

Hampton’s special teams recorded a touchdown in the third quarter as Dylan Trivett picked up a punt and raced 16 yards for the score.

In the fourth quarter, Trivett found Josh Sweeney for a 58-yard touchdown to cap the scoring.

Hampton outgained the Warriors 369-51 on offense.

The Bulldogs saw Jones go 7-of-8 passing for 140 yards. Levi Lunsford had 59 yards rushing on nine carries, while Johnathan Greenwell had seven carries for 47 yards.

Trivett ended the night 4-of-5 passing for 89 yards. Point had 95 yards receiving.

Happy Valley saw Little record 49 offensive yards.

Happy Valley returns to action on Friday with a trip to Unaka, while Hampton is off before hosting South Greene in a crucial Region 1-2A clash on Oct. 1.

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