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  • Concord's Reid plans to join Havelock's Scott at Tennessee

  • It wonít be for another year, and itís not even official, but Havelock High running back Derrell Scott just may see a very familiar face in the backfield with him at the University of Tennessee.
  • It wonít be for another year, and itís not even official, but Havelock High running back Derrell Scott just may see a very familiar face in the backfield with him at the University of Tennessee.
    Concordís Rocky Reid, a running back who has played against Havelock in the past two 3A state championship games, announced earlier this month his intention to sign with the Volunteers.
    Reid still has his senior season ahead of him at Concord, which will most likely be among the favorites to reach the state title game for a third straight season.
    Scott signed with Tennessee in February, and after graduating from Havelock High on June 7, will be heading to the Knoxville campus to begin preparations for his freshman season with the Volunteers.
    Scott was pleased to hear of Reidís commitment to Tennessee and welcomed the opportunity to have a chance to play in the same backfield with him.
    ďItís cool with me, I mean, I look forward to playing with him in college,Ē Scott said. ďI think we can give the defenses a different look and change things up a bit.
    ďWe didnít talk to each other very much after we beat them my junior year, but last year I just told him to keep his head up and we stayed friendly and talking some after that game.Ē
    Scott and Reid waged a running back battle in last seasonís 3A championship game at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Scott ran for 213 yards on 18 carries with three touchdowns ó including a state record 96-yarder ó in leading the Rams to a 21-13 victory. He was named the gameís Most Valuable Player.
    Reid, listed at 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, ran 42 times for 224 yards and one touchdown in the state title game, earning recognition as Concordís Most Valuable Offensive Player.
    During the 2013 season, Reid rushed for 3,355 yards and 39 touchdowns in leading Concord to a 15-1 record, that one loss being to Havelock.
    ďI canít wait to play with Derrell,Ē Reid said. ďWe can create a great 1-2 punch. Since that state title game this past year, he and I have gotten closer and closer as friends. Iím sure weíll keep doing that now that I committed to Tennessee.Ē
    Jordan Honeycutt is a reporter for the Sun Journal.
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