HAVELOCK - Two traditional state football powers in their respective classifications meet Friday night in Havelock as the Rams host Wallace-Rose Hill.
Both teams are 2-0 on the young season with Havelock defeating rivals West Craven and New Bern in the first two weeks. The Bulldogs have wins over James Kenan and Southwest Onslow.
Both teams have scored over 40 points in each of their first two games.
The Rams have done it with a balanced offensive attack, passing for more than 150 yards and rushing for more than 250 per game.
Havelock head coach Caleb King loves the potential of where his team could be later in the season but also knows they haven't fully clicked and played a full great game yet.
"It's two great football programs and a great high school football game," Havelock coach Caleb King said.
"We respect everybody we play and our kids are very excited to play Wallace and I'm sure they are excited to play us."
Quarterback Zach Sabdo has 362 pass yards through the two games with five touchdowns and two interceptions.
Khalil Barrett has been the statistical leader so far for the offense, rushing for 249 yards and accounting for four touchdowns in two games.
"We just want to be balance above all else. The No. 1 thing we look for is balance and just improving on a week-to-week basis."
For Wallace-Rose Hill, the Bulldogs are under new guidance as well. Kevin Motsinger has taken over for state championship-winning coach Joey Price, who moved to South Carolina.
The Bulldogs have outscored those first two opponents of the year 99-7.
Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. in Havelock.
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