Ram fans celebrate championship in Winston-Salem


Havelock fans celebrate at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, where the Rams won their second consecutive state championshp.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 08:12 PM.

 As the final seconds ticked away in the Havelock's 55-21 victory over Concord to win the state championship, fans began to chant in unison, “It's almost over. It's almost over.”

What was over was the Rams second consecutive state 3A football championship.

“Havelock is known for traveling to every away game we have,” said quarterback Pharoh Cooper, who was named most valuable player in the game. “I love love all the fans. They support us all the time and that's what keeps us going.”

Havelock principal Jeff Murphy enjoyed seeing all the fans in the stands.

“Havelock is a football town and they love the Rams,” he said. “Win or lose they are there for us, but they love it when we win.”

The Rams trailed 21-20 at halftime but rallied in the second half.

“I think they made an awesome adjustment on defense at halftime. They shut them out this second half,” said Brian Woods, a fan who came from Havelock. “They are fantastic fans. Look how many people came from Havelock, a four hour, four and a half hour ride.”

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