By Tim Chambers
The youth movement is paying off for some area high school playoff football teams, especially Hampton.
Seniors linebacker Tristan Robinson and lineman Boo Dugger are two of the top players in Northeast Tennessee, yet the Bulldogs might not have found success had it not been for some key freshman and sophomore players stepping up.
Hampton won the Mountain East Conference championship on Friday night with a 21-12 win over Cloudland. And the ’Dogs did it with lots of young players making key contributions.