Sampson tops Hobbton Middle in opener


By David Johnson - Sports Writer



Jacob Lee looks for some running room in Wednesday’s middle school game with Sampson.


The Hobbton Middle Wildcats hosted the Sampson Middle Dark Horses Wednesday afternoon. After a tough defensive battle, the Dark Horses managed to get a 14-0 win on 2 broken plays.

The Dark Horses got on the scoreboard with 1:20 left in the first quarter when their quarterback picked up a fumble and ran it 64 yards for a score. The point after was good on a run. They would score again with 1:09 left in the game on a second broken play. The extra point failed when the quarterback was sacked.

Sampson’s coach Tracy Thornton said, “We score on two busted plays. We’ve got a long ways to go. They physically whipped us on this field today. They beat us up and down the field today. We were just lucky to get what we got.”

“I’m proud of the way we played. Penalties hurt us today. We had some drives that we got backed up on penalties and cut some of our momentum. Those penalties can be eliminated. We have a lot of heart. Those are things I can work on in practice. The young men will get better and better. The next time we play them, we will be a different team,” commented Hobbton coach Jackson Temple.

Games this week and next week are “non-conference” games for the middle schools. The Wildcats will play next week at Midway Middle. Sampson is open.

By David Johnson

Sports Writer

Jacob Lee looks for some running room in Wednesday’s middle school game with Sampson.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Jacob-Lee.jpgJacob Lee looks for some running room in Wednesday’s middle school game with Sampson.
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