Johnson Co. gets measure of revenge over ‘Dogs in JV play, 28-6

Published 4:06 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018

With thoughts of Friday night’s loss to Hampton still fresh on their minds, the Johnson County junior varsity Longhorns made the trip from Mountain City on Monday evening looking to dole out a little revenge on the Hampton Bulldogs inside JC Campbell Stadium.
Utilizing a swarming defense and taking advantage of key opportunities, the ‘Horns were able to outscore the home standing ‘Dogs 28-6.
Hampton broke the goose egg on the board first as Morgan Lyons rambled into the end zone with the ball resting just inside the Johnson Co. 10-yard line to make it 6-0 with 43 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
The extra point failed.
From there, it was all ‘Horns as Nate Rice outran the Hampton secondary on his way to a 22-yard score. Rice converted the 2-point conversion and the ‘Horns led 8-6.
Rice was in the middle of the second score with 5:13 remaining in the half as he was on the receiving end of a 35-yard scoring toss.
The conversion failed, and Johnson Co. led 14-6 and took that lead into the half.
Johnson Co. came out of the locker room and tallied another score on a 24-yard scoring pass and converted the 2-point conversion to extend their lead to 22-6.
A 77-yard scoring romp put the final finish on the game for the ‘Horns with 2:05 left to play to earn the win.

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