Murvin’s big day sends Hampton Middle back home empty-handed

Published 12:01 am Thursday, August 29, 2019

AFTON- Murvin versus Swicegood was the theme of the night in Greene County. The excitement was in the air in Afton on Tuesday evening as Chuckey Doak and Hampton Middle met at the Black Hole.
The game got started with Hampton receiving the opening kickoff. Despite getting the ball first, quarterback Dylan Trivette and the rest of the Bulldog offense had nothing going as they went three and out.
The Bulldog defense, however, was feeling feisty stopping the Black Knights on all three plays of their opening drive including a big five-yard tackle for loss by big number 77, Will Thornton.
Following a punt, the Bulldogs turned to their passing game for success. Trivette connected with Elijah Swicegood on a 32-yard reception down to the 12-yard line.
After a stifling first three downs, the Black Knights forced a 4th and long. Trivette would again connect with Swicegood for 12 yards but after a measurement, the Bulldogs were still an inch short.
Following a string of several first-down rushes by a host of Black Knights, Brasen Murvin of Chuckey Doak broke a 52-yard touchdown run but it was called back due to holding. 
After another strong defensive stand from the Black Knights, the Bulldogs were forced to punt. The punt was initially muffed but Chuckey Doak recovered and took over at their own 45 with less than a minute in the half.
On the first play of the possession, Murvin would break free for the 55-yard touchdown, this one not negated by a penalty.
The two-point conversion would be successful and the Black Knights would lead the Bulldogs 8-0 at the half.
The third quarter would start much as the first half with back to back three and outs from both teams as the defenses truly flexed their muscles.
Chuckey Doak would then build a long drive that was plagued by penalties. The drive culminated when the Black Knights would fail to convert a 4th and four inside the red zone.
With the ball back in Hampton’s possession and the whole field to drive, the Bulldogs strapped in for an extended drive that stretched almost the entirety of the 4th quarter.
An illegal hit to the head would give the Bulldogs a first down on what otherwise would’ve been a fourth down. Trivette would then convert on a quarterback keeper to extend the drive past yet another fourth down.
A hefty completion to wideout Chance Pointe put Hampton near midfield with around four minutes left in the game.
Back to back connections from Trivette to Swicegood had the Bulldogs rolling, but a huge hit by Murvin on Hampton back Dominque Burleson would set the boys in blue back three yards.
After a holding call brought fourth and 12, it was do or die for the Bulldogs. A last-ditch throw to Hampton’s player of the game, Swicegood, was broken up by Chuckey Doak’s player of the game, Murvin.
The Black Knights would take over and kneel down a couple of times to end the game as Chuckey Doak would take the 8-0 victory.

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