Sampson MS runs out to big halftime lead, beats Hobbton


By David Johnson - Sports Writer



Hobbton’s Alex Mathis gets tangled up with a host of Sampson defensive players.


The Hobbton Middle School hosted Sampson Middle School in a make-up football game Monday afternoon. Sampson Middle got a 28-8 win over the Wildcats.

Sampson scored all their points in the first half. The Wildcats went three-and-out on their first possession, giving the ball up at their own 37-yard line. Sampson scored with 4:35 left on a 26-yard run.

The Wildcats got good field position on a 60-yard kickoff return by DJ Robinson. However, they coughed up the ball on the 10-yard line. Sampson then scored on a 90-yard touchdown run at the end of the first quarter to go up 14-0 when the two-point conversion was incomplete.

The Wildcats tried again, but fumbled the snap giving up the ball at their own 17-yard line. With 5:28 left in the first half, Sampson scored again to go up 22-0 with the conversion.

Their final score came with 1:56 left in the half on a 25-yard run. The two -point try failed on a bad lateral on the run. The halftime score was 28-8.

Sampson’s coaching staff put the younger players in for the second half. The Wildcats finally got on the board with 2:20 left on a 24-yard run by Robinson. Quarterback Daniel Britt scored the conversion on a keeper up the middle.

Hobbton’s Alex Mathis gets tangled up with a host of Sampson defensive players.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_Alex-Mathis.jpgHobbton’s Alex Mathis gets tangled up with a host of Sampson defensive players.

By David Johnson

Sports Writer

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