HAMPTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – Six high school football teams from Carter and Greene County came together on Friday night for one final tune-up before the regular season opens next week.
Hampton High School was the site of the jamboree, which opened with a handful of skills competitions among the players.
Scrimmage action opened with Unaka and West Greene in the first quarter. Both teams moved the ball with some success – including a chunk play for the Rangers when Brynin Repass shoveled a pass to Isaiah White for a big gain.
The Buffaloes did force a turnover on Unaka’s following possession – an Alex Johnson hit allowing Dawson Daniels to jump on the loose ball. However, the two teams ended their quarter of action in a scoreless tie.
Next up it was a Greene County battle – North versus South.
The Rebels wasted no time, as junior quarterback Jacob Susong fooled the Huskies defense with play action, hitting a wide-open Charlie Lane downfield for a touchdown.
South Greene threatened just moments later, but North Greene made a goal line stand, including a crucial Ethan White tackle on third down. But, they couldn’t keep the rebels out of the endzone forever. Nash Rader would bounce a carry to the outside for a score, putting his squad up 13-0.
South Greene would go on to win the quarter, 21-0.
The final quarter of action saw host Hampton face Chuckey-Doak – and plenty of Bulldog success.
A long run from Dom Burleson would setup an easy Geno Carrico TD – less than two minutes into the scrimmage. After a fumble on Chuckey-Doak’s first play from scrimmage, the Bulldogs struck again, as Burleson toted the rock to the near pilon for a score of his own.
The Black Knights would crack the scoreboard later in the quarter, as Brock Rush took a snap, scrambling up the middle of the field for a touchdown.
Hampton would win convincingly, however, 28-7 on their home field.