It's another trip to the state finals for the Rams

Published: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 01:43 PM.

When everyone is optimistic, I tend to be pessimistic.

It’s not that I’m that way with everything. If everyone is pessimistic, I tend to be optimistic.

I think it’s the journalist in me. It’s my attempt to make sure both sides of the story are represented in my mind.

So as I see Havelock going crazy for its Havelock High School Rams football team, I’m a bit more cautious. After all, you don’t count your state championships until you have the trophy in your hand.

Having said that, there are certainly plenty of reasons to be excited about the Rams, who play Concord in the state championship game at 3 p.m. Saturday in Winston-Salem.

First of all, Havelock definitely has experience. After all, the Rams went 16-0 and won the state title last year, beating West Rowan 38-6 in the title game. Most of Havelock’s key players were a part of last year’s team.

And speaking of players, the Rams have a lot of talent. Of 11 defensive starters, four are big-time college recruits. And a couple of those will slide over and play offense as well. Perhaps Orange High coach Patrick Moser, whose team lost to Havelock 42-7 last week, summed up Havelock’s talent the best.

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