Hampton demolishes Cumberland Gap; D-B thumps William Blount

Johnson City Press • Nov 8, 2019 at 11:55 PM

HAMPTON — The Hampton defense pitched its fourth consecutive shutout in a 50-0 rout of Cumberland Gap in Friday night’s Class 2A football playoff opener at J.C. Campbell Stadium.

Caleb Oaks had three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving. Conor Jones threw for three TDs, one to Jonah Jones in addition to the one to Oaks.

Matt Hughes, Aidan Vines and Macon Barden all had rushing touchdowns for the Bulldogs.

Hampton coach Michael Lunsford was pleased with the collective effort shown by his team.

“We really played well in all phases of the game,” Lunsford said. “Our defense had its fourth shutout in a row and it’s hard to brag on one kid because we’re playing so well all over the field right now.”

Dobyns-Bennett 35, William Blount 7

KINGSPORT — Zane Whitson threw for 223 yards and four touchdowns, while the Indians defense held the Governors to minus-6 rushing yards in the Class 6A victory.

Whitson threw scoring passes of 16 and 12 yards to Phillip Armitage, eight yards to Dalton Harkleroad and 41 yards to Rayshawn Simmons. Armitage finished with 19 rushes for 124 yards and two TD and five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Harkleroad had seven catches for 64 yards.

Sullivan South 28, East Hamilton 24

OOLTEWAH — Julian Reed had 36 carries for 248 yards and two touchdowns and the Rebels defense stopped the Hurricanes inside the 5-yard line in the fourth quarter to pull off the road win.

Behind its beefy line, South churned out 60 rushing attempts and finished with 19 first downs.

Ethan Bergeron scored on a 2-yard touchdown run and Eli Topping scored on a 3-yard run for South. Gage Durham came up with a big fumble recovery as the Rebels held a 21-7 lead at the half.

Cam Necessary and Topping came up with the fourth-down sack of East Hamilton quarterback Haynes Eller on the defensive stand.

Gibbs 20, Tennessee High 13

BRISTOL — Jordan Humphreys scored on a 31-yard touchdown run with 4:10 left to push the Eagles to the upset of the Vikings.

Tennessee High took an early 10-0 lead with a blocked punt by Nathan Johnson, leading to an 11-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Smith. Jacob Craft hit two field goals for the Vikings.

South-Doyle 41, Cherokee 3

KNOXVILLE — Elijah Young had 11 carries for 247 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Cherokees over Cherokee.

Peter Egbert converted on a 35-yard field goal that closed the margin to 7-3 early. Cherokee made multiple trips to the red zone, but wasn’t able to come up with points.

Austin-East 41, Johnson County 0

KNOXVILLE — The Longhorns trailed just 6-0 at the end of the first quarter before the Roadrunners ran away.

Curtis Lowe had 63 rushing yards to lead Johnson County. Joseph Gambill led the Longhorns with seven tackles and Nathan Mink had five.

Oneida 35, Sullivan North 0

ONEIDA — The Indians held the Golden Raiders to 52 yards and three first downs in the shutout win.

Oneida piled up 360 yards, capped off by Kolby Morgan’s 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Meigs County 41, Happy Valley 6

DECATUR — Meigs quarterback Aaron Swafford, the Class 2A Mr. Football winner last season, accounted for 256 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Tigers over the Warriors.

Meigs held Happy Valley to 70 yards of offense. Will Tittle completed a touchdown pass to Ty Pierce for the Warriors’ only score.

Greenback 51, Unaka 6

GREENBACK — Logan Benway scored the lone touchdown for the Rangers in a season-ending loss to the Cherokees.

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