Last updated: August 15. 2014 11:34PM - 514 Views
By David Johnson Sports Writer



Hobbton's Gregory Herring (17) and Bradley Gurrola plug the hole Lakewood's Dillion Kenlock was trying to run through (David Johnson/The Sampson Independent)
Hobbton's Gregory Herring (17) and Bradley Gurrola plug the hole Lakewood's Dillion Kenlock was trying to run through (David Johnson/The Sampson Independent)
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The Sampson County Football Jamboree kicked off the fall football season at Union High School Friday night with the 5 county teams scrimmaging each other.


Sampson County Assistant Athletic Director and jamboree coordinator, Al Britt, said, “I thought all five teams got better as they went along tonight. All of them started a little bit slow. I thought all of them played better at the end than they did to begin with. Of course, they all have some work to do but I think it was a very beneficial scrimmage.”


Although nobody officially keeps score, the Hobbton Wildcats, as well as the other teams, did score several times.


Hobbton had some exciting plays offensively and defensively, as well as some plays that made the fans shake their heads, as did every team with it being so early in the season.


Wildcat offensive coach Steve Mallard said, “We started a little slow and made some mistakes; but, I thought we played much better the second half. We got our timing down. We are a work in progress. I was pleased with the second half.”


Head coach Jeff Byrd said, “I’m proud of what we did tonight. We did well to have no more players than we have. We are still looking for 12-14 that want to get in there and hit. We got better as the night went on and everybody got some experience, even the JV players.”


Hobbton travels to Spivey’s Corner next week to take on the Midway Raiders in an early rivalry game.


 
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