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Hampton's 4 TDs helps Dogs to 48-20 win
CHS SAFETY NELSON SEMPLE corrals this second quarter interception which stunted a Lakewood scoring chance in Fridays game.
SUMTER --- So much for that post-rivalry letdown.Slicing and dicing the Lakewood defense up to the tune of 411 rushing yards, Camden left J. Frank Baker Stadium with a 48-20 win on Friday in a non-region finale which was not nearly as close as the final score would appear.On a night in which senior tailback Brandon Hampton rushed for a personal-best 169 yards on 15 carries with four touchdowns, the Bulldogs (4-1) scored once on defense while head coach Jimmy Neal started to clear his bench beginning late in the third quarter. One week after their emotional 35-7 win over Lugoff-Elgin, the Dogs took care of this one early, rolling to a 34-7 halftime lead. From there, they could set their sights on Friday’s Region 4-AAA opener at defending conference champion A.C. Flora.“If you had watched us in pre-game, you would have thought that we weren’t ready for anything,” Neal said of his team’s emotional state coming into this contest.It took all of one play for the sense of excitement to be generated by the guests as wide out Alexx Cooke came around the end on a speed sweep, took the handoff from quarterback Denzel Martin and sailed off down the sidelines in front of the Gator bench and into the end zone on a 57-yard run which came on the first snap of the night.