Hampton gets big win over Shaler

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Hampton topped Shaler, 31-28, on Friday in a showcase of old-school football in the Northern Conference.

Running back Luke Lindgren led the Talbots (2-1, 2-0) for the second consecutive game with a ground attack that gained 244 yards. Lindgren finished with 23 carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns.

The win was only the fifth for the Hampton football program since 2016.

Down 14-7 late in the second quarter, Hampton ran the ball nine times for 70 yards to set the stage for a last-second 22-yard field goal by Sam Bens. Hampton’s Max Smith returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for the Talbots to take their first lead.

Shaler (1-2, 1-1) relied heavily on Miller, who had 183 all-purpose yards and two rushing touchdowns. Titans quarterback Darin Mizgorski completed 19 of 37 attempts for 192 yards passing and two second-half touchdown passes to Joey Impavido.

The Titans had an opportunity to rally in the fourth quarter but Lindgren recovered a Shaler fumble, and the Talbots used their ground game to run down the clock.

Hampton will travel to North Hills (3-0, 2-0) next week for a conference showdown. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.