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‘Dogs looking to close regular-season with a bird hunt… Hampton looks to jump Eagles to finish on a high note

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
After an impressive win last week on the road to Class 5A school Volunteer, the Hampton Bulldogs are looking to wrap up their regular-season finale by taking it to the Cosby Eagles and continue their strong momentum headed into the Class 2A playoffs starting next Friday.

Coach Michael Lunsford’s team was unstoppable last week on offense as the Falcons had no answer for Conor Jones, Morgan Lyons, Aidan Vines, Jonathan Greenwell, Levi Lunsford, or Ty McElyea.

Throw into the mix the strong kicking of Michael Harrison and it was just too much for Volunteer to handle.

Also, one couldn’t overlook the strong defensive play of Hampton who bent and broke on one long run but after that were menaces to the Falcon offense.

This week, Hampton will have to continue with the same formula in its march toward the playoffs on a positive note.

Hampton will be looking closely at the scoreboard as well watching to see what happens in the Happy Valley and South Greene contest to see where they will fall into line seed-wise as playoffs kick off next week.

The ‘Dogs hope to stay away from the Meigs County Tigers until it’s absolutely necessary to meet up with one of the top-ranked teams in the state.

If anything, Hampton’s deepest desire is to have a second meeting with South Greene who the ‘Dogs felt a victory was taken away from them and now looks for a little retribution.

But just like any other game, Hampton must stay focused and play error-free football against the Eagles who would love nothing more than to spoil Hampton’s winning ways.

Hampton hopes to come out of the Cosby contest with a win but more importantly to come out of the contest without suffering any injuries as Coach Lunsford knows the importance of entering the playoffs healthy with a full squad.

The game will kick off at 7:30 pm at Cosby on Friday night.