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  • Rams advance to eastern regional title game

  • The North Forsyth Vikings bused more than four hours to tangle with the two-time defending state champion Havelock Rams Friday at Havelock High.
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    The North Forsyth Vikings bused more than four hours to tangle with the two-time defending state champion Havelock Rams Friday at Havelock High.
    The Rams were waiting, raring to drive a bus of their own.
    Havelock unleashed an offensive firestorm that included five rushing touchdowns and 421 yards of total offense in a 48-2 mauling.
    Derrell Scott rushed for 201 yards on 23 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns, while Taylor Woods carried 14 times for 97 yards with three scores and also caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Travis Sabdo.
    “I give all of the credit to the line,” Woods said. “They were blocking their tails off tonight and I love those guys. They played as well as they could tonight.”
    Sabdo threw for just 92 yards a week after throwing for 245 against Anson County in the second round, but had had two touchdowns and no interceptions.
    Receiver Micheal Bowman had 86 yards receiving on five catches and a touchdown right before halftime that put the Rams ahead 27-0.
    “I thought we played really good offensively and defensively,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant said. “Our guys came to play from the first quarter through the end of the game tonight.”
    The top-seeded and top-ranked Rams (14-0) won for the 28th straight time and have 13 consecutive playoff victories.
    “It feels great to be making this postseason run in my senior year,” Scott said. “You always want to go out on top your senior year, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
    The Rams advanced to their fifth straight eastern regional championship game and are scheduled to host Eastern Wayne next week. The third-seeded Warriors (11-2) defeated Eastern Alamance 12-7 on Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
    “We are going to have to keep playing good, sound defense and cut down on the penalties some,” Bryant said. “On all three phases of the ball, I think we are starting to peak at the right time.”
    North Forsyth 0 0 0 2 - 2
    Havelock 14 13 21 0 – 48
    First Quarter
    H – Derrell Scott 4 run (Dylan Baker kick)
    H – Taylor Woods 1 run (Baker kick)
    Second Quarter
    H – Woods 9 pass from Travis Sabdo (kick blocked)
    H – Micheal Bowman 12 pass from Sabdo (Baker kick)
    Third Quarter
    H – Scott 2 run (Baker kick)
    Page 2 of 2 - H – Woods 10 run (Baker kick)
    H – Woods 37 run (Baker kick)
    Fourth Quarter
    NF – Safety
    Total Offense 196 421
    First Downs 12 18
    Rushes-Yards 28-109 49-333
    Passing Yards 87 88
    Comp-Att-Int 13-29-1 7-14-0
    Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-0
    Penalties-Yards 6-50 10-115
    Punts-Avg. 6-31.0 2-45.0
    Individual Statistics:
    Passing: North Forsyth – Maurice Little 10-22 - 76 yards (INT), Brandon Travis 3-7 – 11. Havelock – Travis Sabdo 6-12 – 92 yards (2 TD), Cory Cooper 1-2 (-4).
    Rushing: North Forsyth – Jabriel Jackson 6-74 yards, Calvin Hawkins 8-18, Travis 7-16, Little 4-7, Marques Cochran 2-(-2), Brandon Campbell 1-(-4). Havelock – Derrell Scott 23-201 yards (2 TD), Taylor Woods 14-97 (3 TD), Sabdo 4-19, Dejohn McCullough 1-19, Matt Boykin 1-5, Taron Wallace 1-4, Montrece Gatling 2-(-1), Cooper 3-(-11).
    Receiving: North Forsyth – Derrek Williams 5-43 yards, Gevontae Hardy 1-18, Travis 1-11, Devin Dustin-Thomas 2-7, Brian Brock 1-5, Adrion Miller 2-3, Campbell 1-(-6). Havelock – Micheal Bowman 5-86 yards (TD), Woods 1-6 (TD), Kyran Bowman 1-0, Boykin 3-(-2), Christian Crowe 1-(-4).
    Jordan Honeycutt is a reporter with the Sun Journal.
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