Editorial: Congratulations to our Rams

Published: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 01:51 PM.

Indeed they did. Senior A.J. Coplon sparked the Rams by returning a fumble for a touchdown less than two minutes into the second half. He recovered another fumble that set up the touchdown that put Havelock ahead 35-21.

Ram fans could now breathe.

The Rams scored five touchdowns, 35 straight points, in the second half. Meanwhile, Havelock’s defense stuffed the Spiders, who didn’t come close to the end zone in the second half. Havelock won the championship, 55-21.

One thing that struck us after the game were the emotions of the players and coaches. There were plenty of wide smiles, and plenty of tears. Safety Deshone Godette could hardly talk. Tears ran down the face of Harry Caldwell. Coplon bent down by himself, enjoying a moment of solice amid the craziness of the fans in the stands.

And then there was Bryant, a fiery coach who often yells throughout games on the sidelines, showing a softer side and getting a little choked up when talking about his players and coaching staff.

"It means a lot," he said. "But what means the most to me is to be able to share it with my assistant coaches and these kids, especially these seniors that are graduating. They really helped put Havelock football on the map.

"I love my players like they’re my own, and I would do anything for any one of them. I’m just glad I get to be their coach."

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