Sampson County middle schools kicked off their football season with non-conference games Wednesday. The Hobbton Middle Wildcats hosted Sampson Middle, with Sampson dominating the Wildcats, 32-8.
Hobbton had the first chance and went three-and-out. Sampson took over at midfield. On the first play from scrimmage, Will Harris scampered 50 yards for a touchdown just three minutes into the game. Blake Smith ran the keeper for the two-point conversion, putting Sampson up 8-0.
The Wildcats turned the ball around and went three-and-out again. Sampson took over on the Wildcat 43-yard line and Jakwon Wilson promptly scampered 43 yards for the score. Smith hit Harris on the two-point play for a 16-0 lead.
Sampson started the second quarter on their 36-yard line. Midway through the second, Wilson broke a 30-yard run for another Sampson score. With Harris’ run, the score was 24-0.
The Sampson coaching staff put the younger players in during the second half. With 6:10 left in the third quarter, Harris scampered 65 yards for another score, then connected with Elijah Kirby for another conversion and a 32-0 lead.
The Wildcats finally got on the scoreboard with seven minutes left in the game on a 2-yard run. The PAT was good on a pass from Loden Bradshaw to S. Capers. The game ended at 32-8 Sampson.
On Oct. 4, Midway Middle will play at Sampson Middle and Hobbton Middle goes to Roseboro-Salemburg.