By Rick Sheek
Hampton’s football team went out with a bang, not a whimper.
The Bulldogs were eliminated 28-21 by Silverdale Baptist Academy in double overtime in Friday night’s second round of the Class 2A state playoffs at J.C. Campbell Stadium.
“We made some big plays,” Hampton coach Mike Lunsford said following that final talk with the players on the saturated field. “A lot of kids made a lot of big plays. The passing game, in a mess like this, it’s hard to do.
“I can’t say enough about the kids, and stepping up and making plays when they had an opportunity.”